Posts Tagged ‘screwtape letters’

Bassist to play last show with Screwtape Letters

June 29, 2009
Screwtape Letters bassist Derek Dalene

Screwtape Letters bassist Derek Dalene. Photo by Jarreth Hunt Photography.

Summer is the most popular time of year for camping, barbecues, watching baseball–and, apparently, weddings. So it should come as no surprise that we’ve had an emergence of news bits about bands splitting up or changing members due to upcoming nuptials. The latest is local hardcore group Screwtape Letters, which just announced that bassist Derek Dalene will leave the band after its show with Texas In July, An Early Ending, Ripper, The Closure and The Murlesque at The Blue Room at Billiards of Springfield July 10. It appears Dalene and his soon-to-be wife will be moving to Connecticut sometime after the wedding. If you’re a fan of the band, however, take heart; indications are that the group will find a replacement and continue. That said, if you’re a fan of the band in its present configuration, July 10 is the date you need to remember.

The Show Report, 6/26: For James

June 26, 2009

Tonight many music-scene veterans will converge on Nathan P. Murphy’s for a show to support one of their own. James Davis, son of MK Ultra gutarist Kevin Flannery, died recently, and tonight The Murph Dome puts on a monster concert in his honor with Plasticity Switch, Pillbox, About Time, Allie Catz, Ilijah and Tokyo Sauna. It’s a big night for the acts involved–hell, Allie Catz reunited just for this show–and, hopefully, a moment of solace for the grief-stricken parents. All proceeds go toward the James Davis Foundation, so come out in droves and enjoy a good show to help out a family wanting to give its son the sendoff he deserves.

Elsewhere around town you’ll find the following:


Rock Talk: (5/3/09) Future Leaders of the World, Glass Bottom Boat Ride, Screwtape Letters, & KORN BOTB roundup

May 4, 2009


We had a packed 2 hours on Rock Talk this week. First off, Phil Taylor of Future Leaders of the World (of “Let Me Out” fame) stopped by while he was in town to give us an exclusive listen to a track off the new Future Leaders album. After that, Glass Bottom Boat Ride stopped in and talked about their upcoming Dead Day show next Friday that is doubling as a DVD shoot. They also rock us with some acoustic tracks as well. After them, The Screwtape Letters stopped in and showed us some of their new music from their upcoming album and plug their upcoming “fund raiser” show next weekend. Last and not least, we play a song from every band battling it out next weekend at the battle to open for KORN. 7 local rock/metal bands dukin’ it out for the right to open for KORN.

Tons of fun and great music! Listen in after the break.


Another goodbye: Burnt Echoes to play last show 4/11

March 30, 2009

burntechoeslogosmallAdd this to the breakups we didn’t see coming: Burnt Echoes has called it quits and has announced that its show at Nathan P. Murphy’s on April 11 will be its last. No official reason was given by the group. The band says on its blog that its members will continue to work on various musical projects, separately as well as with one another in some cases. In fact, it doesn’t rule out a reincarnation of Burnt Echoes with some new members somewhere down the road. However, the current incarnation is dead, or will be soon.

The final show will be shared with The Final Piece, GlassĀ  Bottom Boat Ride and Screwtape Letters. So… will BE get to headline now, since they won’t get another chance again?

Latest from Forever Endeavor: My Children My Bride February 24

January 12, 2009

mcmb11x17copyYup, Forever Endeavor is definitely back from its break. After taking off the latter portion of 2008, the production company is back in 2009 with Unearth and Emmure this Friday night at Remmingtons Downtown and Spoken January 26 at Sparrows. Add another show to that list: My Children My Bride is scheduled to come to Sparrows February 24 with The Ghost Inside, For Today, Broadcast the Nightmare and local act Screwtape Letters. Five bands in one night, and it only costs you $12 at the door. If you’re not familiar with MCMB, click the link below and get ready to ex-or-siiize the demons.


Ozarks Live Productions keeps the rock coming

January 6, 2009

jan6th11x17finalballroom300dpiWhen it comes to bringing traveling rock acts to Springfield, local concert promoters are positively relentless. The latest round of concert announcements is upon us, and Ozarks Live Productions has looked into its crystal ball to bring us a series of exciting up-and-coming bands. Catch a star on the rise? You just might. Check the sked after the break.