Posts Tagged ‘roots of mankind’

Rock Talk (9/6/09) w/Roots of Mankind, The Seed, 417 Sounds, We Are Like The Spider, This Night Is Forever and Pick Four from the FourFour

September 9, 2009

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Z106.7’s Rock Talk (episode 9/6/09) was an amazing night…one of our most fun and diverse episodes yet! We had jam, rock, dj/dance/electro, dance rock and pop rock/metal. Then we slam you with the Pick Four from TheFourFour featuring FourFourFest 2009 artists. Listen in after the break.

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The Show Report, 8/1: Washington Irving, we barely knew ye

August 1, 2009

Tonight marks the last show for local indie rockers Washington Irving, a farewell at Lindberg’s that also marks a return of sorts for Faatherton and the latest in a steadily growing number of concert appearances for the highly rated Ghost Dance. With singer Brett O’Neal leaving for law school in Illinois, Washington Irving hangs it up with one of the 2008’s best local albums under its belt and, hopefully, a fantastic farewell show to be remembered by. Good luck, guys.

Also happening tonight:

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The Show Report, 7/24: The Double-Whammy

July 24, 2009

We don’t envy The Outland Ballroom’s crew tonight. Okay, maybe we do a little. They’ll be called upon to preside over two big-drawing shows, which would exhaust just about everyone except maybe this little guy. On the plus side, they’ve got a front-row seat for Boba Flex, The Dogs Divine, Six Shots Till Dawn and Adara early and Spookie Daly Pride, Roots Of Mankind and BringYourGreenHat late. Not a bad night’s work by any measure. You’ll want to be at the Ballroom at 5 p.m. for doors to the early show and at 9 p.m. for doors to the late show… unless, of course, you’re part of the staff, in which you’re probably already there and settled in for a long, huge night.

If a marathon night of music isn’t to your liking, perhaps one of these shows will tickle your fancy:

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Bloody Battle of the Bands: More battle for your blood

July 13, 2009

Battle of the Bands2It’s been a little while since we last discussed the upcoming Bloody Battle of the Bands, the combination BOTB and blood drive for Community Blood Center of the Ozarks coming to Remington’s (one M, Southside) in August. When we first brought the news to you the battle was far away; now it’s a mere three-or-so weeks, and there’s a lot to tell you about that wasn’t locked in before. Click the link below and get caught up drop by drop.

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The Show Report, 6/27: UNITY!

June 27, 2009

Tonight is the night the Springfield Music Scene brings together a wide variety of genres under one roof (Remmington’s Downtown) for the sake of, well, just showing it can be done. Roots Of Mankind, Queen City Saints,  Jam Room, The Spacetones, Falcon Punch, We Voyagers and Only the Brave will all grace the stage tonight, with an added plus: The show also marks the release party for Roots Of Mankind’s new album, Pangaea. While we can’t definitively say a show such as this has never happened before, we can say having this many music styles (as many as six, by our count) under one roof for one show has never happened in our memory. Watch for a gi-normous crowd–hopefully staying through the whole show–and a positive, even festive mood throughout the room.

Ah, but if you’re like us, you like to travel around a bit. Well, have we got a lineup for you:

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Can’t Stop the Flow: Roots Of Mankind singer working on hip hop record

June 26, 2009
Yo, man! I heard you was workin' on some new stuff, man. You need a hype man, you give me a call. I'm done with TV and I got some time, you know? I've worked with one of the best in the biz, my man Ch--yo, Chuck, where'd you GO, man?!

Yo, man! I heard you was workin' on some new stuff, man. You need a hype man, you give me a call. I'm done with TV and I got some time, you know? I've worked with one of the best in the biz, my man Ch--yo, Chuck, where'd you GO, man?!

We’ve known for some time now that Roots Of Mankind singer Jason Nunn likes a little hip hop flava in his reggae-song lyrical delivery, and we were never more sure than after he and his bandmates did a little freestyling and beatboxing during last Sunday’s episode of Rock Talk. Now we know just how serious he is about it. Nunn wrote in to tell us he is currently at work on a hip-hop side project with LemonDrop Records DJ/producer The Arkitect (formerly known as Nocturnal Doses), who has previously worked on tracks for The Spacetones. There is no announced timetable for completion, but hopefully it will see the light of day soon.

Rock Talk 6/21/09 w/Mark Bilyeu, Holstein, Roots Of Mankind, This Night Is Forever, James Davis Memorial

June 22, 2009

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A packed studio, an equally (and sometimes more) packed hallway, a local-music legend, a band to watch with a new album, some cool shows to discuss… yup, it’s another edition of Rock Talk on Z 106.7 FM. Not just any episode, though; Mark Bilyeu of Big Smith and solo fame got us started off (see him Wednesday with Backyard Tire Fire at Lindberg’s, btw. It will be awesome); followed by Holstein with new tracks from Blood On James River, out this weekend; then Roots Of Mankind discussed its Scene Unity Show Saturday at Remmington’s Downtown; This Night Is Forever explained its origins in New Jersey and how it got on Glass Bottom Boat Ride‘s DVD filming at The Outland Ballroom; and we put together a Four From the Four Four with artists from the upcoming James Davis memorial show at Nathan P. Murphy’s. It was a busy night and a truly grand show. Find it all after the break.

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

June 20, 2009
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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.

Elsewhere:

* 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

Second Annual Chill Fest coming September 19

May 13, 2009

theseedWhen The Seed throws a party, it doesn’t do so half-heartedly. It’s CD release concert was a monster, and now the plans emerge for the group’s second annual Chill Fest reggae music festival coming in September. Chill Fest’s second year will showcase a stellar collection of local reggae acts, take place at an intriguing new location (for it, anyway) and be all ages, too. We’ll tell you more after the break.

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More info on upcoming scene unity show

May 6, 2009

holdinghandsWhen the guys from Roots of Mankind got in touch with us about putting together a barrier-breaking show for the local music scene, it reminded us of the “Springfield Bands Holding Hands” meetings  of a few years ago. Now comes word of the important difference: This show is a reality. All of the details are nailed down, including the list of performers, and we have it all after the break.

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The Show Report, 5/1: We’re goin’ to the liquor store!

May 1, 2009
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Hmmm… It’s a rainy, cold-ish First Friday… Need something to cure the blahs… Hey, what’s Steve Ewing doing tonight? As luck would have it, the man who fronted The Urge in the ’90s and early ’00s is in town tonight to play The High Life Live Martini Lounge. Nothing like renditions of “Brainless,” “Open All Night” and more to jostle the masses awake.

Once you’re jostled, you’ll want to check out the shows we have for you after the break, too.

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Bands holding hands: Cross-genre megashow coming in June

April 20, 2009

bands-holding-handsA couple of years ago a group of local musicians held regular meetings which led to the creation of Springfield Bands Holding Hands. The idea was simple: promote musical appreciation among different local genres by putting together a series of concerts with bands that might not otherwise play together. If you showed up for the whole show, you could be exposed to music you might otherwise never see while you waited to see the band you came for.

The group didn’t gain traction, but its legacy lives on in a show idea from the guys in Roots Of Mankind. We’ll tell you more about it after the break.

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Happy Birthday, Bob: Marley birthday concert lineup announced

December 16, 2008

bobmarley11x17hiresoooLots of people celebrate the man, but few that we know celebrate Bob Marley to the degree of observing his birthday. (Which is February 6, by the way.) So on the day Marley would have turned 64, Springfield will host a concert in his honor with performances by local reggae institution Jah Roots and up-and-comers Jam Room, EgoMagnet and Roots of Mankind.

The show, to be held at Remmington’s Downtown, will require a $10 cover to get in but should be more that worth the cost of entry. The show marks a surprising break from Jah Roots’s hiatus from live performance until next spring. It’s also another chance to see Jam Room perform with its new bassist, Lee Goolsby (also of Roots of Mankind, and quite good). Most importantly, it’s a chance to celebrate Bob Marley, the indisputable face of reggae since his death in 1981. We hope to hear at least a few covers in tribute.