Posts Tagged ‘showcase’

GO Magazine Best Band 2009 winner

April 19, 2009

GMA_2009LOGOWith barbecue fighting bouts with rain on and off throughout the afternoon, the weather drove everyone at Rock ‘n’ Ribs, hungry or no, under the music tent for the GO Music Awards Best Band showcase. They picked a good one to pack the room for; Ilijah, Sweetwater Abilene, Cindy Woolf, Jam Room and The Cropdusters each played 30 minutes for the crowd and for the four judges present to score the performances and decide 2009’s GO Magazine Best Band winner. We have the results after the break.

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GO Music Awards Best Band finalists announced

April 2, 2009

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The new issue of GO Magazine reached racks yesterday (in some locations) and today, and the latest edition of the GO Music Awards nominees is now complete as a result. Five bands will get to show the audience what they’re all about at Rock ‘n’ Ribs the afternoon of Saturday, April 18, and four judges will choose among their performances to decide which band will be crowned Best Band of 2009. It’s a slammin’ lineup, and we’re excited to see all these bands in one sitting. Judges: You have your work cut out for you. Fans: Get ready for arguably the best five-act show lineup of 2009 to date. Click the link and see whom we’re talking about.

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Springfield Goes To SXSW 2009

January 22, 2009

sxsw2009muAustin’s annual South By Southwest music and film festival is still two months away (the full event is March 13-22, while the music festival runs specifically March 18-22), but we can already tell you that you have good reasons to make the drive to attend. Not only that, you’ll find some familiar faces onstage when you get there: Springfield bands Ha Ha Tonka (previously known as Amsterband) and Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin (set up by Polyvinyl, apparently, but canceled by the band) are both is on the list of acts playing showcase shows during the second weekend. (For a complete list of performers, click here.) We’re guessing here that the band secured the show with help from its label, Bloodshot Records, though that’s not confirmed. Regardless, they’ll be there and they’ll be playing–representing for Springfield at an internationally known music happening.

Need more reasons to make the road trip? Follow after the break.

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