Posts Tagged ‘outland ballroom’

CAVO show moved to Outland Ballroom

October 9, 2009

Cavo_Remmingtons_gsSt. Louis’ own chart-topper Cavo was set to hit Remmington’s Downtown on Tuesday (October 13), but the show has been moved to the Outland Ballroom. The show also features St. Louisans Brookroyal and Springfield’s own Glass Bottom Boat Ride. This reduced and capacity significantly. With Cavo having a top 10 single on the radio this is sure to sell out. If you actually want to get in the door to see them, you’d better get your tix online NOW at Metrotix.com. We’ll see you there.

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TheFourFour.com presents: A Tribute to The Pixies Fri., Oct. 16. Wanna Play?

August 5, 2009
TheFourFour.com present a Pixies tribute

TheFourFour.com present a Pixies tribute

We’ve had that little poll on the right over there ——> for a while now and The Pixies emerged as our glorious winner. We have the date reserved, now…who wants to play. If you want to play email us at pixies@thefourfour.com and we’ll get you on the list. As of right now the show is October 16 at the Outland Ballroom. If enough bands sign on, we might try to reserve the Outland and/or High Life Live as well. So huurrrryyyy!!!!

I Want My RanTV: The Top 5 Dirty Blondes Videos of All Time, Parts 1 & 2

August 4, 2009

dirtyblondesoutlandCall us fans of crazy ideas, and especially fans of local-musician enthusiasm.

I can think of a few other things, too…

Geez, someone hasn’t had their morning coffee. Anyway, when we got back from last night’s Primer 55 show at The Outland Ballroom we were greeted with a gem of a brainstorm sitting in our inbox courtesy of Ranald Ives Cummings III. You may know Cummings as the singer for the local punk rock group The Dirty Blondes, and you may also know the Blondes are playing their going-away show this Friday night at The Outland Ballroom with The Disappointments (also playing their last gig/CD release party) and Pilot Whale (who had better not be playing his last gig).

With the big show coming up, Cummings wrote us with the idea of a countdown of the five best Dirty Blondes Videos (aka DBVs; sort of like WMDs only the UN is more likely to find them) with #1 debuting Friday morning. Cummings even wrote them all out. Brilliant, yes? Well, he forgot one important detail: By sending it in overnight Monday, the countdown is set back a day. What’s the fun in playing the best-ever Dirty Blondes vid once the band no longer exists? Not ones to let a good plan go to waste, we’ve decided to get things back on track by giving you the bottom end of the countdown–i.e. the first two videos–on the same day, followed by the last three one at a time and ending on Friday as intended. So who’s ready to see some less-than-fully clothed, sometimes cross-dressing men play libido-infused punk rock?! Ran takes the reigns after the break.

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Rock Talk 8/2 with Offset, Bringers of the Dawn, Ryan Piotrowski of Rock On Music Video Competition and Good Times

August 3, 2009

kzrqrocktalklogo1Hungry for good local-music radio? Here’s a recipe:

Ingredients:

Offset

Bringers of the Dawn

Ryan Piotrowski of the Rock On Music Video Competition

Good Times

Instructions:

1. Add Offset to talk about opening for tonight’s Primer 55 show at The Outland Ballroom. Stir gently in a large bowl.

2. Add Bringers of the Dawn and a series of quirky-yet-amazing, shirtless in-studio musical performances.* Mix with above.

3. Add a dash of Ryan Piotrowski discussing the upcoming screenings for the Rock On competition at Moxie Cinema

4. Add 1 cup of Good Times talking about Wednesday’s Bloody Battle of the Bands at Remington’s Southside (1655 W. Republic Rd.), sprinkling performances from other participating acts to make up Four from The FourFour.

5. Stir gently over low heat until done.

Just like that, you’ve got last night’s episode of Rock Talk on Z 106.7, which can serve as many people as you’d like and leaves a satisfying, heartburn-free feeling at the end of the desired serving. Way better than takeout, take it from us. Best of all, it reheats well the next day, as you’ll find out after the break.

* They used the shirts to muffle the drum kit inside the studio. Trust us, it was necessary. However, ladies, if you’re curious we hear there may be video available later.

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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

Win tickets to tonight’s Primer 55 show

August 3, 2009

Primer 55 hits the Outland Ballroom in Springfield, MO tonight. Money tight? No problem, we’ve got you covered. We’re giving away 2 tix to the show. All you have to do is head to our Twitter page at 5pm TODAY and answer the question in the form of a reply or direct message on Twitter.

We’ll contact the winner directly via Twitter and the tickets will be waiting at the door tonight.

Show info:

Primer 55 w/special guests Extreme Hate Frequency and TBA
ALL AGES
Show at 8

Get in to a great rock show for FREE.

Vids from Future Leader of the World (presented by Z106.7, Ozarks Live and TheFourFour)

July 30, 2009

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So we’re pretty proud that we are finally getting to be able to help present shows. That’s a big step for TheFourFour and hopefully just the beginning. Well, being that we have literally around 20+ gigs of pics and vids to upload, we’ve had A LOT of requests that we posts the pics and vids form the Future Leaders of the World show last Thursday, July 23 at the Outland Ballroom. Click on through and see what I was able to upload on my lunch break. Trust us we have A TON more to share…and time permitting, we’ll have a tons of awesome vids to share over the weekend. Click though to check these out…

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Party like it’s 1978: The Debs reunite for one night only

July 29, 2009
The Debs

The Debs

All-girl rock bands are something of a rarity, though it’s not an idea without some history. Locally we most recently had The Faceshots to hold up as the scene’s resident feminine punksters, but it turns out the band has a foremother in Springfield. In the late ’70s The Debs produced their own take on the poppy, more fun punk style popularized at the time by The Ramones (though apparently swapping the early rock ‘n’ roll influences for more of a mid-’60s girl group overtone) and toured throughout the Midwest at its peak before disbanding. The band sounded like a reflection of its time, slightly nostalgic and fun-loving and appropriately garage-band low-fi without any of the aggression that would become associated with punk with the rise of hardcore.

The local music climate seems right for a reunion, however, with other bands of the era such as Fools Face and The Dog People playing to packed crowds this past winter after some time off.  Now The Debs are back with a show at The Outland Ballroom August 15 to relive old times and give present-day music fans the chance to see how it was done before they came along. Are the late ’70s/early ’80s back in local music?

CONTEST: Win tickets to tomorrow night’s Future Leaders of the World show!

July 22, 2009

FLOW_11x17_WEBIt’s an extremely busy week from concerts, and if you were at either or both of the Threat Signal/The Autumn Offering and Hurt/Sick Puppies shows you have exactly one night off until your next chance to rock out: tomorrow night’s Outland Ballroom show with Future Leaders of the World, Formant, Glass Bottom Boat Ride and Assembly Line Gods. The all-ages show is $12 at the door… except if you’re one of the lucky, alert people who wins a pair of tickets in our giveaway. Get details after the break and be ready!

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The Show Report, 7/20: Another busy… Monday?!

July 20, 2009

That’s right, it’s Monday and you’re getting another Show Report. The Summer of the Show rolls on with concerts of both the one-night-only and weekly variety awaiting at the end of the day. You just have to make it through a day of work (ugh) to get to them. Consider these the carrot on a stick:

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The Show Report, 7/18: MAYLENE!!!

July 18, 2009

Talk about shows…boy do we have a lineup tonight! You know, it used to be that in the middle of summer, there were maybe a small handfull of single shows worth catching over the entire summer. That is obviously no longer the case. As we keep trying to work in float trips and weekend escapes to go see some Cards or Royals games…we look at the lineups each weekend and are blown away as we once again cancel our plans and look forward to another night of amazing shows.

Tonight you get some of the best names in rock, metal, blues, and indie. We’ll get to as many as possible, but be assured…we’re planning on attempting to hit EVERY show on this list tonight!

  • Emery, Maylene & the Sons of Disaster, Secret & Whisper and Kiros at Remmingtons Downtown (Be sure to get there EARLY…like 7. This show will be over by 11–most likely.)
  • Chris Thomas King at Nathan P. Murphy’s. Chris Thomas King is a Grammy award winning blues musician (over 20 ablums), actor (Ray and O Brother Where Art Thou?) and revolutionized music with the genre-mashing creation of blues-hiphop in the early 90’s. If you want to see a true music legend in a very rare small scale show you only see in movies and hear about on VH1’s Behind the Music…this is your chance. Bring some friends for an extraordinary night. (Wiki) Not only do you get to see Chris Thomas King, but a local legend of sorts…King Clarentz!
  • The Road Kings at Lindberg’s
  • The Short Histories of Powerful Nations, Loose Lips Sink Ships and Washington Irving (one of the last chances to see Washington Irving) at The Outland
  • Nocturnal Nation, Tripleshot, Taking Down Heroes and Archaic Deity at The Outland Ballroom
  • DJ P at The High Life Live Martini Lounge
  • Ben Miller Band and Jalopy at Patton Alley Pub
  • Trash Angels at Archie’s Lounge

The Show Report, 7/17: All SORTS of music to be seen and heard tonight

July 17, 2009

Short and simple. Lets get to the beef:

  • Sounds on the Square with Speakeasy (5 p.m.), The Guise (6 p.m.), The Scribbles (7 p.m.), One Soul N Heaven (8 p.m.) and Tuck & Abney (9 p.m.)
  • Dirty Old Towne at The Outland Ballroom
  • Black Box Revue at The Outland
  • The Dark Alleys, The Bootheel and Ghost Dance at Lindberg’s
  • The Shotgun Brothers at The High Life Live Martini Lounge
  • Pearl at Dennis’ Place
  • Underground Blues Division at Patton Alley Pub
  • Susan Cowsill at Nathan P. Murphy’s
  • Trash Angels at Archie’s Lounge

Z106.7, Ozarks Live Productions and TheFourFour present Future Leaders of the World July 23 @ Outland Ballroom

July 16, 2009

FLOW_11x17_WEB

Z106.7, Ozarks Live Productions and TheFourFour.com present:

Future Leaders of the World
Thursday, July 23

Outland Ballroom
w/Formant, Glass Bottom Boat Ride, Assembly Line Gods, and The Final Piece
ALL AGES
Doors@8pm 

Catch FLOW on Rock Talk Sunday July 19 from 10-midnight as we debut 3 never before heard FLOW tracks plus a phoner interview with Phil Taylor.

We’ll be giving away 2 sets of tickets on Thursday (day of show). Stay tuned for details.

The Show Report, 7/6: Meet the other bookend. You’d better hold up.

July 6, 2009

MCMB11x17copy-2If you’re anything like us, you needed a moment or twenty to recover from Friday night’s terrific Drop Dead, Gorgeous/He Is Legend/Iseah blowout at The Outland Ballroom. Normally, having a weekend to recover would be fine; instead, this was July 4th weekend, and anyone who partook in a little explosion-filled patriotism Saturday was dragging a** yesterday and today. You’re just hours away from your next Forever Endeavor Productions-fueled wakeup call: Mychildren Mybride, What’s Left Undone, Cast Them Out and Beneath the Empire invade the Ballroom for the other half of FEP’s holiday-weekend concert bookends. MCMB rolls through town fresh from a set at the Cornerstone Festival in Bushnell, Illinois two days ago, before joining locals What’s Left Undone, CTO (from Branson–no, really, they have hardcore in Branson) and BTE (Springfield). The show promises to be loaded with brute-force energy in spades, so come ready to throw down. You can sleep afterward… till the weekend, if need be. Okay, maybe not. The show begins early, with doors at 7 p.m. and music starting at 8. That should give you time to see some of the following when it’s over:

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Mychildren Mybride Contest – 3 MCMB CD’s up for grabs

June 23, 2009

Forever Endeavor Productions is bring Mychildren Mybride to Springfield to play the Outland Ballroom on July 6th. They’re also going to give away 3 copies of the band’s latest album, at the show. Details inside the post.
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