Posts Tagged ‘remmington’s’

More info on Bloody Battle of the Bands 8/6

June 17, 2009
So as soon as you're done you give me a ballot and I can go vote for Vampire Weekend, right? ...what do you mean they're not playing? Shit... I need a cookie.

So as soon as you're done you give me a ballot and I can go vote for Vampire Weekend, right? ...what do you mean they're not playing? Damn... I need a cookie.

The call is out to high school bands in Springfield and surrounding areas to participate in a most unusual event. You may recall a previous post where we told you about the upcoming Bloody Battle of the Bands at Remmingtons Southside, in which the Community Blood Center of the Ozarks has high-school bands compete in 20-minute sets from 3 to 9 p.m. for a prize package including eight hours of free recording time at Studio 2100. To vote for bands, those in attendance donate a pint of blood in exchange for a ballot. Cool idea, eh? Well, we officially got the APB from the CBCO’s Jeff Houghton: High-school bands interested in playing can contact him at to register or for more information. For eight hours of time in one of the city’s elite studios, plus a whole lot more–additional prizes are still being worked out at this time–it seems like very worthy use of a young band’s time. Additionally, high-school-age bands tend to carry devoted fanbases, so attendance (and, therefore, donations) should hopefully be strong. Did we mention it’s a big local show in the middle of summer?! Lots of intrigue all around. Let the bloody battle begin.

Saliva cancels MAY 30 show

April 11, 2009


Just heard word that Saliva has cancelled its May 30 show at Remmington’s Downtown. The biggest loss here is the fact that local rockers TROY were going to open. This would have been a very positive move for local music in Springfield, MO.

Thriving Ivory coming to Springfield March 5

January 28, 2009

No hard rock this time around. FM Productions and Hunt Industries are collaborating to bring piano-driven melodic pop group Thriving Ivory to Remmington’s Downtown March 5, with South By Southwest-bound Barcelona and Company of Thieves. After putting on the Disturbed/Sevendust show and the still-upcoming Clutch/Mudvayne show on Valentine’s Day at the Shrine Mosque, a lighter show could be just what the doctor ordered. Don’t expect a crowd any smaller than the aforementioned events, though; Thriving Ivory’s hit “Angels on the Moon” currently registers more than 10 million listens on the group’s MySpace page.

Another “hiatus” ends: Jah Roots announces show dates

January 16, 2009
Dude, bitchin' mountains and all, but let's go home. Seriously. Anyone see the van?

Hell yeah, we took a break! We did... you know... stuff. Get the bongos! It's showtime!

Winter is nowhere near over–for God’s sake, have you looked outside?–but local bands are already coming out of hibernation. Consider: Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin returns from its two-month break in a little more than a week with a show at Patton Alley Pub. Now comes word that Jah Roots, after already calling timeout on its hiatus for Bob Marley’s Birthday Bash at Remmingtons Downtown February 6, is ready with a fresh batch of shows in the spring. Color us not surprised.