Posts Tagged ‘nebraska’

The Show Report, 10/16: I wanna find one face that ain’t lookin’ through me, I wanna find one place, I wanna spit in the face of these…

October 16, 2009

bruce-springsteen-2Tonight brings a show your humble Show Report writer has been anticipating for a long time: An all-star cast of performers, including members of The Eric Weiler Band, The Bootheel, The BoogeyMen and more combine talents in a Bruce Springsteen tribute at Lindberg’s. Why, you ask? It’s National Boss’s Day, and how better to pay tribute to bosses than to pay tribute to “The Boss.” The night will start with a special treat: An all-acoustic set by Eric Weiler (of The Eric Weiler Band) and Todd Balisle (of The Bootheel) playing all of Springsteen’s 1982 album Nebraska. After that, it’s time to pump fists and shout choruses, and you can bet this word-typing goofball will be in on it at some point.

Lots more after the break, too. Get ready to barhop.


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!


At last, they reunite: Josh Heinrichs of Jah Roots and Cas Haley of Woodbelly to tour with combined solo sets

December 23, 2008

joshcasdoneThere was a time when this show would have cost you two dollars to see at The Bar Next Door, but times have changed. In the case of Jah Roots singer Josh Heinrichs and Woodbelly (from Arlington, Texas) vocalist Cas Haley, those changes have been for the better. Heinrichs and the rest of the Jah Roots crew have gained enormous exposure performing at events such as Schwagstock, South by Southwest and Wakarusa; Haley rolled the dice on an appearance on America’s Got Talent that sent him to the show’s final round and led to his band now being known as Cas Haley and Woodbelly. Now the old touring buddies are getting together for a fresh set of dates, currently set for March 4–8.

According to Heinrichs’s MySpace page, two venues are confirmed so far: March 6 at Murphy’s Lounge in Omaha, Nebraska and the Broadway Oyster Bar in St. Louis, Missouri on March 8. We’re holding out hope that there’s a Springfield date in the works, as well. Click the link for a couple of reasons why.