Posts Tagged ‘sincerelyyours’

The Show Report, 7/30: The Super-sub

July 30, 2009

There are those unusual moments in music where you see a performer play and excel in different context, something unexpected that only serves to increase your respect for the artist. It’s with that feeling in mind that we give a shout-out to Reed Heron, bass player for local rock stalwarts Speakeasy, who fills in on the four-string tonight with blues/rock group Trash Angels at The Daily Pub. The band just played its last official show with current bassist Landon Rolfe and has a week’s wait before its once-and-future bassist, Eric Guinn, takes over. Though it’s a non-issue this weekend since singer Tiffany Rene and guitarist Donnie Ray will be out of town prepping to record the band’s next album, but tonight is Trash Angels’ weekly Daily Pub gig, and the weekly shows are the bread and butter of the band’s schedule. Heron to the rescue, picking up on the band’s songs and jumping into the lineup for a one-night-only gig. No surprise, really, as his work each Wednesday with the improv-hip hop group Urban Legend has no doubt kept up his chops and ability to learn on the fly, not to mention his stint with the other members of Speakeasy as the backing reggae band for former Jah Roots singer Josh Heinrichs. It should be a good show, and one you’re not likely to see again.

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The Show Report, 7/22: Surprise!

July 22, 2009

We’ve arrived at Hump Day, that day in the week where, once it passes, our attention spans slowly dwindle until the weekend arrives and it’s time to go about the business of entertaining ourselves. That would make Hump Day out to be a bit of a lull, and while it may be true that this is the only night this week without a major traveling act coming through Springfield, it is far from quiet. Out of the blue, Joey Rowlett, bassist of Matt Stell & The Crashers, phoned us to mention a surprise acoustic show tonight at Dennis’ Place (921 W. Sunshine St.) in which he, Stell and John D. Hale will all be performing. As if the chance to see three luminaries among the Red Dirt country acts in our music scene wasn’t reason enough to attend, the show, Rowlette tells us, is FREE. We hope Dennis’ stocked up on its whiskey. The special concert begins tonight at 9 p.m.

That’s just a small part of your all-things-local show night, since there’s also:


SincerlyYours mixtape on the way

April 7, 2009

sincerelyyoursIt could safely be said that local-by-way-of-Chicago hip hop artist SincerelyYours has performed more and recorded less since the Real Rhymers Camp spread out across the Midwest a couple of years ago. He was known as BriefListen then, but with a new name comes a new approach to doing things, and the new material is coming. In recent months SincerelyYours has been working more with the team behind LemonDrop Records act The Spacetones, and some of that work is beginning to bear fruit. We’re told by LemonDrop co-chief Charlie Rosenbury that he’s been in the studio recently recording SincerelyYours’s rhymes for an upcoming mixtape. No word on the number of tracks, but we’re told it’s a freshening of material the rapper has had around for some time. The completed work will hopefully see the light of day this summer.

New music by SincerelyYours

March 23, 2009

sincerelyyoursIt’s been a while since we got the chance to mention new tracks posted by an artist, and this seems as good a time as any. Local hip hop ace SincerelyYours just put up several new tracks on his MySpace page, including two with collaborator Addie. All four tracks are hot, and not the sort of hip hop you’ll hear on radio. Hop over and give one of Springfield’s finest some love.

New Sylabol 7 album coming in January

December 6, 2008

From the shadows, he emerges...

From the shadows, he emerges...

We had a rare but welcome sighting recently: Sylabol 7, who informed us his new album will be ready to drop on January 27. The new CD, titled Seems Yesterday Lives, will have 19 tracks, a host of top-shelf guest perofrmers and producers, turntable work by DJ Nick Fury and more. Everything you could want to know comes after the break.


First Ever “FourFourFest” Saturday, November 15. 45 Bands at 9 Venues!

November 3, 2008


We’re throwin’ a party and everyone’s invited! 45 bands at 9 venues…only $10!