Posts Tagged ‘my wasted life’

My Wasted Life back in the studio

May 8, 2009

My Wasted LifeIt’s been under wraps for a while, but My Wasted Life drummer Renton Fallstaff recently mentioned to us that the punk/ska/rock group is in the Close/Far Studio with Jonathan James and Ryan Spilken working on a new record. Details are sparse at the moment, but word is we should see a finished product sometime this summer. A previous attempt to record an album last year never saw the light of day, but according to Fallstaff the band seems much happier with its progress this time around. We eagerly await the results.

The Show Report, 5/1: We’re goin’ to the liquor store!

May 1, 2009
Photo by Monkey

Photo by Monkey

Hmmm… It’s a rainy, cold-ish First Friday… Need something to cure the blahs… Hey, what’s Steve Ewing doing tonight? As luck would have it, the man who fronted The Urge in the ’90s and early ’00s is in town tonight to play The High Life Live Martini Lounge. Nothing like renditions of “Brainless,” “Open All Night” and more to jostle the masses awake.

Once you’re jostled, you’ll want to check out the shows we have for you after the break, too.


Rock Talk (3/15) with My Wasted Life, Johan from Black Box Revue, cameo by Social Distortion (sort of)

March 16, 2009

kzrqrocktalklogo1It may not be the best curveball ever, but it’s a pretty good curveball as musical ones go. Get a load of this: My Wasted Life, a band known for loud uptempo fun and a fondness for ska music, played acoustic during Z 106.7’s Rock Talk last night ahead of its show with The Magnificents! and The Heat Machine tonight at The Outland. If that wasn’t enough–and is it ever, really?–Johan from Black Box Revue came in to tell us about the DJ group’s upcoming road trip to South By Southwest, along with upcoming shows such as Beep Beep at The Outland Ballroom next month. In the process, we debuted a never-heard-on-local-radio-before track to exemplify the sort of music Black Box Revue spins each Friday night at The Outland. Random? Yes. Awesome? Defninitely. To top it all off, we gave a quick salute to the March 27th Social Distortion tribute show at Lindberg’s to get the ball rolling. Listen to it all after the break.


I’m a triple-rectified-a** son of a b****. Rec-Tite on my a** and it makes me itch…

March 16, 2009

the-heat-machineIf you know the song and  band the title comes from*, there is only one place you should be tonight: The Outland. Springfield gets a long-awaited ska fix tonight with a show by Lincoln, Nebraska’s The Heat Machine, along with local genre torch carriers The Magnificents! and My Wasted Life. Show starts at the customary 10-10:30 p.m.

For Springfield old-schoolers, this show is a must. Ska and punk shows (along with the ever-present jam bands) were a driving force in the music scene in the early and mid-’90s. Thanks to bands like the ones playing tonight, local ska still lives, too. Time to kick it old school; if we don’t see some skanking at the front of the room tonight, we will be severely disappointed.

* If you don’t, click the link below and enjoy a little vid to get you psyched up!


It’s Official: Q102 Homegrown Returns December 6

November 8, 2008

homegrownWelcome back to the way we were. Q102.1‘s lauded Homegrown concert series brought legions of music fans to the station’s well-promoted-yet-oh-so-cheap shows, paying little more than a dollar to see the live-music party of the week. It all comes rushing back to life November 21 December 6 at the High Life and the Outland.

Hold the phone, DeRosh. What’s with the line-through-the-text thing? Didn’t you give the full lineup before?

Sure did. Get the full breakdown after the clickthrough.


First Ever “FourFourFest” Saturday, November 15. 45 Bands at 9 Venues!

November 3, 2008


We’re throwin’ a party and everyone’s invited! 45 bands at 9 venues…only $10!