Meetings: They consume time, they consume thought processes and they have, at least lately, consumed our gnatlike attention spans. So with the recent flurry of meetings we’ve had to sit through we’ve whiffed on a potentially big show: Jason Boland & The Stragglers, longtime faves of Snorty Horsers (can we adopt that phrase instead of “Red Dirt country lovers?” The latter phrase feels a little tired. Topic for another time; got it), are back in Springfield Thursday, October 15 (also known as tomorrow night) for a show with opener Brian Lumley & Red Dirt Underground. The all-ages show starts at 8 p.m. and costs $10 to get in. Of course, you could have learned all of that by reading the adjacent show poster, but we’ve neglected enough already.
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From the Palm-To-Forehead File: Jason Boland & The Stragglers coming to Remmingtons Downtown… er, tomorrowOctober 14, 2009
St. 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.
Breaking Benjamin just announced a small slew of tour dates including one in Springfield, MO on December 6. They’re touring in support of their latest release, “Dear Agony.” These guys are no strangers to Springfield and are Rockfest vets so be ready for one hell of a party. More info…
Tonight it’s FM Productions‘ turn to take the wheel and put on the night’s big show: Hurt, Sick Puppies, Tunnels to Holland and The Veer Union at Remmingtons Downtown. The Shrine Mosque gets quiet show-wise in the summertime–it’s an old building and hard to keep cool–but FM occasionally will put on a show in another spot and keep the ball rolling. It should be rolling quite well tonight–a summertime Tuesday, mind you. No tumbleweeds rolling through town this year, that’s for sure. Be at Remmingtons early for the 7 p.m. door time; there should be a pretty good crowd for this one.
Tonight you’ll also find:
* BIG local hip hop show at The Blue Room at Billiards of Springfield: AcuMen, MC Tommy P of The Spacetones, SincerelyYours, Rhyme University (from Columbia, MO) and Roots Of Mankind. A lot of show for five bucks, eh? Starts at 9 p.m.
* Open Mic Night at The Outland
* Blues Jam at Dennis’ Place
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
Forever Endeavor Productions doesn’t let up, does it? After a quiet 2008, the local production company is more active than ever in 2009, scheduling one big show after another, and July is its busiest month yet. Just when you thought three major shows in the month was plenty, they’ve added a fourth.
More hardcore, DeRosh? My head still hurts from last time, when the kid was doing that thrashy dance with the arm windups and he clocked me in the head, and…
Take an Advil and get over it. There is the epic Emery/Maylene & The Sons Of Disaster show coming in about 10 days, and then there’s this catchy lineup of acts coming to Springfield just a little more than a week after that:
FM Productions (with Hunt Industries) is bringing another killer show to Springfield.
This time its Sick Puppies coming in with Hurt, TheVeerUnion, and Tunnels to Holland.
Sick Puppies is touring in support of their upcoming release, “Tri-Polar,” due out July 17 (just days before the show). Their latest single, “You’re Going Down,” is all over radio.
Hurt is touring in support of their new album, “Goodbye The Machine” that is flying of store shelves thanks to their single “Wars.”
Details on the show inside.
Oh, you know, it’s a lazy Friday evening; there’s likely a lively game of parcheesi going on somewhere… are you kidding?! Tonight’s Korn night! It’s been years since Springfield has had a show of this magnitude roll through, and tonight is finally green-light-go time. Opening the show are fellow touring act Aranda and local battle-of-the-bands winner Troy, all of which combines to mean a packed-to-the-rafters Shrine Mosque and a very, very busy Shriner bar downstairs.
We’re just getting started on your Friday, though. Lots more to see and do after the break.
GWAR almost defies explanation, but we’re going to attempt it anyway. Take one metal band, add bizarre, half-creature half-space costumes, a ton of props and blood-like oozing substances splattered around onstage and in the crowd and you have the raucous, outlandish mess that is a GWAR show. That mess is coming to Remmingtons Downtown tonight with opening acts Priestess and Cattle Decapitation (yes, that’s a band name), and you’d better be ready. All we’re saying is don’t wear anything you’ve had occasion to wear since 1992. Meanwhile, elsewhere in the Local Musicverse:
Tonight brings two artists to Springfield performing here for the first time, both extremely popular in genres that are anything but mainstream. Springfield is on the cutting edge of music culture… on a Tuesday. Forget sombreros, margaritas or any of that Cinco de Mayo stuff. Here’s where the parties are at tonight: