Posts Tagged ‘metal’

At the FourFour Fest with Kurtzender, Part 4

September 20, 2009

This is part 4. Thanks for attending, volunteering, playing and watching. If you didn’t get to go this year, watch all the videos and start preparing to rock next year! Sit back, relax and enjoy the 2nd annual FourFour Fest.

The Show Report, 9/5: These are not… the greatest songs in the world… NO! These are just…

September 5, 2009

Tonight Lindberg’s puts on not one but two album-related tribute shows, both of which will be immediately familiar to anyone who grew up on classic rock radio. The night kicks off with a run-through of the Credence Clearwater Revival album Cosmo’s Factory, followed by a performance of The Beatles‘ landmark album Let It Be. It’s a night full of tunes many, if not most, people grew up hearing (both albums have been radio institutions since their releases, both in 1970), performed by a collection of Lindberg’s regulars and band members who come together for one night to put on this unusual, but potentially very popular, show.

Also playing tonight:


Get Ready!!!! Lamb of God, Gwar & Job For A Cowboy to play Shrine Mosque (Springfield, MO)

July 29, 2009


We just got the up-to-the-minute confirmation of one of the biggest shows of the year. What did we tell you? Seriously, a huge THANK YOU goes out to all the amazing and hard working people that keep bringing in amazing shows to Springfield. They’ve just outdone themselves again with their latest show confirmation. More details after the break…


Major Show Announcement! Parkway Drive Returns October 2nd!!!

July 13, 2009

When we got a text from Dan Magnum at Forever Endeavor Productions, we flipped! Parkway Drive is returning in the same year! Thank God! If you weren’t one of the lucky 300 to cram into the Outland Ballroom the last time Parkway Drive came, then you were one of the couple hundred that got turned away at the door. That show goes down in our minds as one of the best shows this town has seen in a while—best as in, packed body to body, rockin’ and people going nuts the whole time. They’re returning, and with one hell of a band too…


Lindberg’s unleashes the ’90s bands for old-school night tomorrow

June 1, 2009

The 1990s were a decade that Lindberg’s didn’t really get to take part in. The Commercial-Street bar and rock club closed just as the decade began, depriving residents of the opportunity to pound brews in front of the giant mirrored bar back while the local scene’s slew of favorites from the era put pick to string. Tomorrow night, finally, two worlds will collide. We’ll tell you more after the break.


The Filthy Thirds’ Stone Dead, now on Moodring Records

May 26, 2009

TFT-stone-deadLater this week, local British-wave-inspired metal act The Filthy Thirds will celebrate its last hurrah with one last performance at Lindberg’s on Commercial Street. As one more “thank you” to fans–or as a primer for the uninitiated, depending on how you look at it–the band’s album Stone Dead is now available for FREE download in its entirety on Moodring Records’ website, which you can reach by clicking on the link. Of course, for those feeling a little lazier the album (or just individual songs)–can be streamed from the site as well. Since we have doubts that the album will ever see another pressing, though, we suggest downloading. After that, you have just four days of thrash practice before the real thing May 30. Be ready.

Lineup change to Thursday’s Forever the Sickest Kids show

May 19, 2009

WhiteTieAffair85x11Even the best-laid plans must sometimes change, and it appears Forever Endeavor Productions’ show this Thursday with Forever the Sickest Kids. We’ll tell you more 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?

Layne Lives: “In Chains” tribute coming Saturday

April 14, 2009

layneBelieve it or not, it’s been more than seven years since the death of Alice In Chains singer Layne Staley from a drug overdose in April 2002. Gone but not forgotten, Staley’s music lived on in Springfield through a series of “In Chains” tribute shows held from 2003-05. Organized by Avarice singer Nate White, the tribute show died when Avarice split up following the 2005 concert.

Now it’s back. Alice fans, and anyone else who digs hard rock the way it used to be done, click the link and find out what you’re in for. It’s a killer show.

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.


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.


Reasons to mark April 24 on your calendar

April 10, 2009

The Secret

The Secret

1. The Secret is playing its first show together in about two years.

2. The Murlesque is playing its last show with its current lineup, and probably its last show ever.

We’ll fill in the rest after the break.


Former members of The Horizon is After Us form new band: FORMANT

April 10, 2009


Turns out that after a nearly year-long break, former members of The Horizon is After Us have reformed with new members and new music to make the new band, FORMANT. More after the break.


New music from The Final Piece

April 9, 2009

The Final Piece, FourFourFest, Nathan P. Murphy's, November 15, 2008

We’re two days from The Final Piece‘s next concert, sharing the lineup at Nathan P. Murphy’s with Screwtape Letters, Glass Bottom Boat Ride and Burnt Echoes, which is playing its final show. Want some extra enticement to go? How about the prospect of all-new tunes? The band debuted one this morning on its MySpace page, titled “Where the Heart Is,” and promises there are more on the way. Sneak preview of what we might expect to hear at the show? Only time will tell. In the meantime, hit up the band’s MySpace and enjoy some fresh tunes.