Posts Tagged ‘new madrid’

The Show Report, 7/29: So You Think You Can–nothing. Less dancing, more rocking.

July 29, 2009
Shut up, Mary Murphy. Local music is hijacking your audience tonight. You're riding The Hot Tamale Train solo.

Shut up, Mary Murphy. Local music is hijacking your audience tonight. You're riding The Hot Tamale Train solo.

Let’s level for a minute. We don’t often speak in such tones, but damnit, it’s Wednesday night in the middle of summer and anyone who stays home to watch television instead of hitting up at least one of tonight’s shows ought to be smacked straight out of their barcalounger. Done entirely on the low, Wednesday night has become the go-to night for some of The Springfield Scene’s best talent to corner the market on nightlife. Seriously; give ’em a top hat and a monocle, cuz it’s a Monopoly and they’re taking over like it’s Park Place up in here. You know that night of the week when you can walk into your favorite bar and it’s just you and the other regulars hanging out? Tonight is the night for local music’s regulars, and they’re in rare form, perhaps as rare as they’ve ever been at mid-week. We can’t even begin to tell you here; you’re just gonna have to read after the break. And for God’s sake, TiVo So You Think You Can Dance tonight. We don’t wanna have to get feisty.



The Show Report, 5/23: Ditch the grill and cooler

May 23, 2009

Yeah, yeah, it’s Memorial Day weekend, blah diddy blah blah, cookin’ out, blah blah, drinkin’ beers, blah blah. Oh, certainly, we get it, but here’s the thing: As we write this it’s pouring rain, so there’s no grilling out until at least tomorrow. Grilling in can wait, too, as long as there are these alternatives:

* HeartPunch and The Honkytonk Renovators at Lindberg’s. It’s the second-ever show for HeartPunch, the supergroup with members of The Domino Kings, The Skeletons, Fuller’s Earth and Barefoot Revolution, and tonight’s show brings a neat extra wrinkle: super-limited-edition T-shirts. Look for them during the show. Of course, The Honkytonk Renovators are fast becoming one of the most in-the-know good shows in the city–we’re told their Monday-night Pappy’s shows require arriving more than an hour early to get a table–so arriving early to this one is a must. 

* House Show! FREE! 820 E. Missouri with New Madrid, Nora and Gnoll, Spoke Pants of the Flowering Skillet and We Named the Dog Indiana!

* John Henry & The Engine, Truett & The Traitors and Wes Wingate & Hillary Scott at The Outland

* Offset, Extreme Hate Frequency, I Don’t Wanna Die In Texas and Break the Barrier at The Outland Ballroom. Two particular points of interest with this show: It’s Offset’s first concert in more than six months, and Extreme Hate Frequency is recording a live album at this concert. 

* Jalopy at Patton Alley Pub

* Eddie’s Blues Train at Nathan P. Murphy’s

* Logic Control of Mister Deuce at The High Life Live Martini Lounge. Didn’t get enough with one night of dancing this weekend? Come here for more!

The Show Report, 1/10: Our tardy slip is in the car. Honest.

January 10, 2009

It’s been one hell of a day, and we’re running more than a little late with this, so we’ll get straight to the point–the shows:

* Chords for Walkill, Washington Irving, Holstein and New Madrid at The Outland

* Members Only at The High Life Live Martini Lounge

* The Highest Priest and Laddie Lexxlou at The Outland Ballroom

* Super String Theory at Nathan P. Murphy’s

* The Shotgun Brothers at Patton Alley Pub