Posts Tagged ‘korn’

The Show Report, 5/29: That’s a joke, right?

May 29, 2009

Korn_ShrineSo, DeRosh, what’s going on in Springfield tonight?

Oh, you know, it’s a lazy Friday evening; there’s likely a lively game of parcheesi going on somewhere… are you kidding?! Tonight’s Korn night! It’s been years since Springfield has had a show of this magnitude roll through, and tonight is finally green-light-go time. Opening the show are fellow touring act Aranda and local battle-of-the-bands winner Troy, all of which combines to mean a packed-to-the-rafters Shrine Mosque and a very, very busy Shriner bar downstairs.

We’re just getting started on your Friday, though. Lots more to see and do after the break.



…And the local opening for Korn will be… [updated with final tally]

May 11, 2009

The Battle of the Bands on Saturday was a phenomenal success for the local rock and metal scene in the area. Around 600 people showed, paid and voted. The bands worked together and all put on great shows and even help each other out. For example when Brand of Freak’s drummer was injured in an accident at work, local drummer extraordinaire John Anderson stepped in (in addition to his gig earlier that night). Well, turns out he and his wife had a baby Saturday afternoon. He was going to cancel, but Six Shots Till Dawn offered to swap with them so B.O.F. could play last to allow John enough time to take care of biz with the fam before doing what he does best. Very cool stuff. Congrats on the baby boy Johnny!

Overall the turnout was great and the vibe was awesome. We don’t have the official tally numbers on hand but Troy was the winner and will be opening for Korn on May 29th at the Shrine Mosque. If you’re hitting up that show, get there early and support your local!

Click through for the final vote tally…


Bring on the subs!

May 7, 2009
We mean substitute musicians. But this IS making us hungry.

We mean substitute musicians, though bands may need these by the end of Saturday night, too.

The Battle for Korn show at Remmingtons Downtown, pitting seven local hard-rock acts against one another to open for the pseudo-metal icons, is two days away, and the anticipation ratchets up another notch with each passing day. Apparently, so does the intrigue. First comes word that All Kills Aside will bring back its original bassist, Clancy Leakey, who left the group for personal reasons in January. Next comes the news that Brand Of Freak‘s drummer was seriously injured in an accident (not life-threatening) and will be replaced for that band’s set by local drumming do-it-all John Anderson. These bands aren’t playing around, people. When the prize is raising the curtain on the biggest rock show Springfield has seen in years, we honestly wouldn’t expect anything less. Our only question is, what will the next 48 hours hold?

Rock Talk: (5/3/09) Future Leaders of the World, Glass Bottom Boat Ride, Screwtape Letters, & KORN BOTB roundup

May 4, 2009


We had a packed 2 hours on Rock Talk this week. First off, Phil Taylor of Future Leaders of the World (of “Let Me Out” fame) stopped by while he was in town to give us an exclusive listen to a track off the new Future Leaders album. After that, Glass Bottom Boat Ride stopped in and talked about their upcoming Dead Day show next Friday that is doubling as a DVD shoot. They also rock us with some acoustic tracks as well. After them, The Screwtape Letters stopped in and showed us some of their new music from their upcoming album and plug their upcoming “fund raiser” show next weekend. Last and not least, we play a song from every band battling it out next weekend at the battle to open for KORN. 7 local rock/metal bands dukin’ it out for the right to open for KORN.

Tons of fun and great music! Listen in after the break.


Korn advance tickets on sale Saturday

April 14, 2009

korn_kornDo our heads ever get to stop spinning?! First Korn is coming to town, then we find out there’s a battle of the bands for the opening slot… now we find out there are only a few days until you get the first crack at tickets. Okay… catching breath… alright. Details after the click-through.


Your battle for Korn contestants are…

April 13, 2009
Contestants, please note: You do NOT get to borrow the mic stand.

Contestants, please note: You do NOT get to borrow the mic stand.


This weekend has been a whirlwind of activity, with Korn confirmed at The Shrine Mosque for May 29 and a battle of the bands settled upon as the means to decide the local opener for the show. We’ve received the final word on the acts that will compete for the big prize, and we have the full list after the break.


Who’s opening for Korn? Decide yourself!

April 11, 2009

Word just came to us that the local opener for the May 29 Korn show at The Shrine Mosque will be decided by a battle of the bands at Remmington’s Downtown on May 9. This news came our way courtesy of local metal group Extreme Hate Frequency, who is already soliciting votes for show night, so we assume they are one of the bands involved in the contest. No word yet on who else will take part, but as soon as we find out you will too.

HUGE Concert Announcement: KORN to play Shrine Mosque May 29

April 11, 2009


Not even 2 minutes after hearing of Saliva’s cancellation of the Saturday, May 30 show at Remmington’s Downtown, we hear that Korn is coming to town!

That’s right. One of metal’s largest acts will be hitting Springfield’s very own Shrine Mosque on Friday, May 29. No announcement as to how much tickets will be or when they’ll be on sale. As soon as we find out we’ll let you know.