Posts Tagged ‘norml’

The Show Report, 6/20: Tonight, we ride!

June 20, 2009

Big Mike Griffin

Tonight’s concert lineup includes a nationally touring act coming to Nathan P. Murphy’s with an affinity for two-wheeled transportation in addition to considerable guitar-playing chops. Big Mike Griffin rolls into Springfield–on a tour bus, in this case, though we suspect the motorcycle custom-built for his almost-seven-foot frame is somewhere in tow–to play the local blues club with opening act Classic Reunion in the latest of Murphys’ Hot Rock & Blues summer concert series.


* Speaking of summer concert series, Sounds on the Square resumes on Park Central Square with Nathaniel Carroll (7 p.m.) and Tony Menown and The Expectations (8 p.m.). All shows are FREE and family friendly.

* Cooter Brown at The Outland

* NORML Benefit Show at The Blue Room at Billiards of Springfield

* Roots Of Mankind, The Spacetones and Phases at The Outland Ballroom

* EgoMagnet at The High Life Live Martini Lounge

* Trash Angels at Whiskey Holler

* ’90s Night at Lindberg’s with Teen Spirit

What the f*** is a sativa convention?

April 8, 2009

sativa1Don’t get us wrong; we know it has something to do with marijuana. After all, the Sativa Convention concert is scheduled for April 20–4-20, the number combination usually associated with smoking marijuana–but we didn’t get the specific reference. We are ignorant no longer: sativa is the second word in cannabis sativa, the scientific name for the plant from which marijuana is taken. It’s a clever reference, to be sure, although the word convention still makes us think of a hotel ballroom full of finance-company employees with name tags discussing this year’s updated tax bylaws. Good times. The show really should be a good time, though–hopefully name-tag-free–and we’ll give you the rundown on the other side of the link.