Posts Tagged ‘myspace’

The Seed looks to grow

October 12, 2009

theseedIf you saw The Seed‘s performance at Oktoberfest at the Oasis Hotel Convention Center Saturday afternoon, you may have noticed an extra player onstage. The group added more percussion for the show, and it appears the chill-reggae group is looking to add horn players as well. According to The Seed’s MySpace blog, the band is currently searching for a horn player and a saxophone player. Interested parties should send a message to the band’s MySpace site. Let the auditions begin!

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New Music Tuesday: “Street Finding Man,” by The Short Histories of Powerful Nations

October 6, 2009

shorthistoriesEver been to a Short Histories of Powerful Nations show and wondered what the long instrumental piece at the beginning of the set is? It’s not found on A Brief Treatise On Land Ownership, Vol.1, so did it come long before or long after? The answer is the latter, and now it finally exists on record… or .mp3, as the case may be. The band just posted the song, titled “Street Finding Man,” to its MySpace page last Friday–a live cut, no less, taken straight from the band’s August 13 show at Lindberg’s with Native and The First Teenager Ever. Thanks to the deft work of Mobile Force Recording, the song sounds clearer than ever, and at seven-plus minutes it’s quite a treat. Click here to go to the MySpace page and you’ll find the track last in the player. Enjoy.

New music from Queen City Saints

September 25, 2009

dorxw1.jpgIt’s been mere months since The Queen City Saints released its album Chorus of the Commoners, so one wouldn’t be surprised to wait awhile to see more new music. But this is not a band that shies away from a cause. To wit, the group just released a new single titled “Hero Of Midway,” a song written about, and in tribute to, American servicemen and women. “It’s about heroism, self sacrifice [sic], and overcoming obstacles that seem daunting to us all,” the band says via its MySpace blog.

All money made from the song will go to The Coming Home Project, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping Iraq and Afghanistan veterans and their families in all facets of life when the soldiers return from service, with aid ranging from physical treatments to psychological care and counseling. The band says the song will also be submitted for inclusion on an album to be sold at USO shows overseas. It’s also available for you to buy online; find out more on the band’s MySpace page.

Gas Pump Talent recordings at last!

September 9, 2009

gaspumptalentGas Pump Talent has posted some brand new recordings on their MySpace. Gas Pump is known for their regular gigs at Ebbett’s Field on Walnut Street in Springfield, MO. We’ve caught them a few times and enjoyed along with crowds of rowdy college drinkers. Check them out here: http://www.myspace.com/gaspumptalent

Cuz Chicks Dig ‘Em: scarswillfade returns

September 1, 2009

scarsThere has been a flurry of defunct bands returning to stages in Springfield this year, but when we heard local rock group scarswillfade would be joining that list we were a bit surprised. We hadn’t heard so much as a rumor about the group since its farewell show at The Snorty Horse Saloon oh-so-long ago. Then came an email earlier this week with the announcement, as well as details.

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Lyal Strickland mega-update (new album, website and cd release shows)

August 26, 2009

lycalsticklandJust got a big update from local singer/songwriter Lyal Strickland detailing out a ton of stuff he’s been up to. He’s got a whole new album, new website, (not one but) three release party/shows, a radio promo blitz and more! You may be even more interested in the radio blitz because he’ll be giving away free CDs and posters. Details after the jump…

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Springfield Music Scene, this could be your album

August 25, 2009
Cory King

Cory King

We’ve seen ensemble casts in movies, even the occasional ensemble song, and there are certainly some smaller ensembles out there that made albums… but what about a local ensemble? Cory King, guitarist for The First Teenager Ever and Sunrise Cassette in addition to doing solo work, began work on an album project a few weeks ago and wants to expand his list of collaborators… to as much of the local scene as possible.

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The Show Report, 8/3: Primer 55, yo

August 3, 2009

Tonight Ozarks Live Productions brings Primer 55 and its unusual mix of rock, punk and hip hop to The Outland Ballroom with openers Extreme Hate Frequency, Six Shots Till Dawn and Fiera. Been a minute since you’re heard news from Primer 55? The band has reportedly been hard at work on a new album since January, tentatively titled The New American Gangsters, which does not have an official release date yet. Fans don’t need to wait to hear new tunes, though, as the band has posted three tracks from the upcoming album (which may or may not keep that working title) on its MySpace page: “Picture Frame,” “Flexin” and “You Can’t F*** With Me.” The last is an interesting sample/reworking of the guitar riff from Iron Butterfly’s “In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida”–not the first (or best) application we’ve heard, but solid and played on their own instruments, which should count for some bonus points. It should rock the house live, though, and that’s exactly what we’re anticipating tonight.

Also on your live music horizon:

* BringYourGreenHat at Ebbets Field

* Shawn Eckels and Marcus Chatman at Coyote’s Adobe Cafe

* Trash Angels at Dennis’ Place

* Sylabol7 DJs at The High Life Live Martini Lounge

All is change with Holstein

July 31, 2009
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Ben Spaunhorst, left, and Jared Baehr

If you take a look at the MySpace page for local rock group Holstein, you may notice the band’s lineup described as “to be announced at a later date.” Apparently the state of the band’s lineup has been in flux in recent weeks, with bassist Ben Spaunhorst leaving the band to pursue a career in St. Louis and drummer Chris Bivens parting ways over creative differences. The remaining members–Baehr and guitarists Nate Million and Chance Melton–were set to meet and decide the next step recently, but it appears for now as though Baehr will be running Holstein again, at least temporarily, as a solo project.

The Dirty Blondes announce final show

July 23, 2009

The Dirty Blondes, The Outland,

It’s been known for some time now that local punk rock stalwarts The Dirty Blondes are splitting up–they even kind of cryptically danced around the subject on The FourFour Show–but in the almost two months since there has been no follow-up announcement. Now, Blondes fans, take solace; you’ll have one last chance to wave goodbye as you (and they) thrash around the room. The Blondes will play their farewell show August 7 at The Outland Ballroom with Pilot Whale, The Disappointments and Rock Band-based, er, rock band The Vagina Massacre. The show will also be the CD release party for The Disappointments, and, if the Blondes’ MySpace blog is to be believed, its farewell, too. Two endings, a new album, a dance party and an impromptu Rock Band showcase… would you want any more from a Dirty Blondes show? You know, besides another show after it?

Washington Irving’s new EP now on The Internets

July 22, 2009

Washington Irving, Outland Ballroom, TK

One has to admire the pluck of Washington Irving, a group in its final weeks but scrambling to get everything done that it can before its demise. There are far more cases of bands mailing it in at the eleventh hour, but the local indie-rock band took the opposite approach in the hopes of cleaning out its musical closet. Just in time for the group’s next-to-last show last Saturday night at The Outland, the group prepared Symposium for the Devil, a collection of songs the band left on the back burner but wanted to put forth to the public while it still could. The four-track EP was recorded at Blake Walker Audio (Walker is the band’s drummer) and is available for listening on Washington Irving’s MySpace page, and copies of the CD will be available at the band’s final show at Lindberg’s on August 1. The band will be gone August 2, but at least you’ll have something to remember it by.

We aren’t dead yet! Washington Irving prepares EP of unreleased tracks

July 14, 2009

Washington Irving, Outland Ballroom, July 26, 2008

No, they will not go quietly into that good night, sir. Indeed, Washington Irving will rage against the dying of the light as long as it can. Not only has it booked more shows in less time than ever before in order to take advantage of the last while before guitarist Brett O’Neal moves to Illinois, the ’90s-influenced indie band is dusting off a collection of songs it never recorded before. With time running out–the group’s final show is August 1–it is making one last EP and releasing the last bit of up-to-par material it can. Four songs were recently recorded with Blake Walker Audio to include on the EP, including one track just added to the band’s MySpace titled “A Housing Project Named Desire.” You can hear it by clicking here. The band hopes to have the EP ready in time for its show at The Outland Saturday night with Loose Lips Sink Ships and The Short Histories of Powerful Nations, but if not it will be available at the farewell show in August. We would say more, but, frankly, we’re out of literary death cliches.

All Kills Aside loses bassist and drummer

June 22, 2009

AKAWord came down today from local metal group All Kills Aside, which released a lengthy statement today outlining its apparent departure from the music scene. It’s a bit of a surprise, but the reasons the band gives are sound. Details after the break.

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Honkytonk Renovators move Monday shows to Harlow’s

June 11, 2009

Honkytonk RenovatorsWondered lately why you can’t get a table at Pappy’s Place barbecue joint (943 N. Main Ave.) on Monday nights? It’s simple: The Honkytonk Renovators, the new project of Domino Kings guitarist Steve Newman, brings such a following that, we’re told, customers have had to arrive as much as an hour early or more to get seating. Not a good thing when you’re craving brisket. According to the band’s MySpace blog, then, the group is moving its shows to Harlow’s (637 S. Kimbrough Ave.) to better accommodate its audience while allowing hungry Pappy’s patrons their shot at what’s on the menu. Of course, the determined will still find ways to do both; load up on barbecue at happy hour, then move to Harlow’s for drinks and music late. If you drink enough to where food sounds good again, of course, Harlow’s has a very able kitchen as well. Solutions! They’re a beautiful thing!

The FourFour Show wraps up season one this week

June 5, 2009

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