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Springfield Music Scene, this could be your album

August 25, 2009
Cory King

Cory King

We’ve seen ensemble casts in movies, even the occasional ensemble song, and there are certainly some smaller ensembles out there that made albums… but what about a local ensemble? Cory King, guitarist for The First Teenager Ever and Sunrise Cassette in addition to doing solo work, began work on an album project a few weeks ago and wants to expand his list of collaborators… to as much of the local scene as possible.


Time to rock onscreen: Rock On Music Video Competition screening is TONIGHT

August 17, 2009

rockonmusicvideocompIf you stopped paying attention to MTV about the time it traded Simon Rex for Carson Daly (a Stihl-to-Craftsman upgrade in the world of tooldom), let the music video medium suck you back in tonight. Moxie Cinema is screening the competing videos in the Rock On Music Video Competition, where local filmmakers teamed up with local bands to produce videos for songs. It’s the last chance to catch the videos on Moxie’s big screen and it starts at 7 p.m. Also worth noting: One representative from each video team is required by rule to be at the screenings, so if you like what you see you’ll be able to tell them in person. With videos made for Bender, The Black Raven Creative, Defected, The Love Breakers, Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin, STRIP and Worba, there should be an enticing variety of videos to see. Tickets for this and all of Moxie’s other Monday shows are $6. Consider it the music video artform’s “hello again,” with the added incentive of featuring bands you’ve supported in your music scene… and with no VJs anywhere in sight.

The Show Report, 8/5: It’s time to do bloody battle

August 5, 2009

Battle of the Bands2Today your trip through the music scene starts a few hours early, and in a location we haven’t gotten to talk about music at for quite a while. The Bloody Battle of the Bands starts at 3 p.m. at Remington’s Southside, with seven high-school-age bands competing for sweet prizes before headliners Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin and Black Box Revue close out the evening. Like what you hear and want to vote for one of the battling bands? All that’s needed in exchange for a ballot is a pint of your blood for the Community Blood Center of the Ozarks–a life-saving gift for someone in need, meaning you contribute to two important events in one sitting.

That’s just scratching the surface of tonight’s activities. Check these out:


T.G.I.F. – video for “Glue Girls” by Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin

July 17, 2009

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Don’t know if its official or not, but it sure as hell is awesome! Click through to check it, we highly recommend it. Happy Friday everyone. 🙂


The Show Report, 7/13: Do you want to destroy my sweater?

July 13, 2009

surfwax_bandAlright, so they’re not playing “The Sweater Song”–at least, it’s not on their list–but Surf Wax America, the Weezer tribute band made up of Ilijah‘s Ryan Spilken, Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin‘s Philip Dickey and Jonathan James, Josh Donelson from Jazzercise and solo artist Grace Bentley, will evoke memories of many other Weezer classics tonight at The Outland, paired with Our Cat Philip from Columbus, Ohio. If Rivers Cuomo knew it was going on, he would play with his mustache in approval… we think. Meanwhile, it’s Monday in the Localmusicverse, which means you can see these shows as well:


Joaquin Phoenix to SSLYBY: Excellent beard, yo.

June 30, 2009

SSLYBY Road PicPart of the mystique of “the road” is the stories bands bring back of their experiences while on tour. Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin recently let our friends at S.A.U.C.E. Magazine get an inside look at the band’s April college tour through the Midwest and Northeast states by keeping a day-by-day travelogue of the event. In the span of 11 days the band managed to play on numerous campuses, to audiences both big and small, and to receive a surprising award and an impromptu beard evaluation by none other than actor-turned-rapper Joaquin Phoenix, who knows a thing or two about beards. Peep the full diary, as well as a collection of pics by the band during the trip, by clicking here.

The Show Report, 6/12: Okay, we’ve got two questions…

June 12, 2009

Patton Alley Pub’s schedule for tonight left us with a couple of things we wanted to know:

1. What is a Stringduster?

2. Why, exactly, is it infamous?

We searched for answers for both (no, seriously, wtf is a stringduster) and found answers to none. We need no answers for who The Infamous Stringdusters are, though; the bluegrass hotshots have been collecting awards since their debut. Now Patton, in cooperation with High Strung Music, brings the group to Springfield for a show with opening act Cornmeal. Come with $10 in hand and a strong desire to dance. Elsewhere in the scene tonight:


The FourFour Show solves the modern mystery of Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin this week

May 1, 2009

Warning: This video may not be suitable for some surfers. Some may deem it not safe for work, others may really like it. At any rate, you’ve been warned.

Note: For highest quality viewing, click “HQ” button on the youtube toolbar.

Ladies and Gentleman, is proud to present the eighth episode of The FourFour Show with Kurtzender. This is also a special episode because it features a yet-to-be released new song (sans vocals) from SSLYBY. So, sit back, relax, and turn that noggin into mush with us. 


Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin song on MTV’s “College Life”

April 28, 2009

sslybyremmWe just came across word of this courtesy of the guys in the indie-rock group Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin. Wouldn’t you know it, the band’s song “Oregon Girl” from Broom is selected to play on an episode of MTV’s series College Life, the episode airs today at 2 p.m. EDT (1 p.m. here)… and we find out at 12:53 p.m. We’re scurrying. Luckily, if you miss the episode, you can watch it on The Internets right here. Or you can hear it live at Randy Bacon Photography Studio & Gallery this Saturday at 7:30. Take your pick.

Tickets now on sale for upcoming Gallery Sounds shows

April 15, 2009


Queens Club

Queens Club

The Gallery Sounds concert series at Randy Bacon Photography Studio & Gallery has awakened from its slumber, and new shows are on the horizon. As we’ve mentioned in an earlier post, Texas ambient-rock group Centro-Matic is coming to town with Monahans May 8. We can now also confirm that the opening act is Sweetwater Abilene. Tickets are $8 in advance and you can get them here. 


Additionally, Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin, Cloud City and Kansas City electro-rock group Queens Club are booked for May 2, and you can buy tickets by clicking here.

Yeltsin: On the road again

March 31, 2009

The hiatus is over, the cold weather has passed (Sorta. Almost. Occasionally.) and it’s time for Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin to begin its spring touring schedule. The group has lined up a pretty rigorous lineup of shows in the next two, weeks leading them to college campuses across the Midwest and East Coast. Details after the break.


Super Photo Post! Short Histories of The First Teenager who’s Pilot Whale is Like The Spider from a Greene Coast with Bottlefish where Matt Stell and Yeltsin were Dreaming of Tony Danza Tapdancing in a Dirty Old Towne with a Trust Company named Ha Ha Tonka

March 18, 2009

Now that’s the longest title ever, beating my previous record last week. That should give you the text preview.

For a quick image preview, click through and see the other half of this post…or hit our Flickr and take a look at all the photos.


Check It Out: “SSLYBY + Friends” at Park Central Library tonight

March 12, 2009


Thank God for Facebook. We received an invitation yesterday from one of our peeps at the Park Central Branch Library about tonight’s Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin “+ Friends” concert at 7 p.m. “Note the ‘+ Friends’… It’s a special event!” it told us. Good point… SSLYBY often works its guest performers in in interesting ways; we remember, for example, a show a few years ago where every song was sung by a new guest singer. The band just played backup. How cool is that? Plus the show is family-friendly and FREE. Good way to start your Thursday night out, eh?

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.


Rock Talk (1/18) w/Queen City Saints and Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin

January 19, 2009

kzrqrocktalklogo1To borrow a cliche, last night’s guest on Z 106.7’s Rock Talk certainly put the “rock” in the show’s name. Queen City Saints dropped in ahead of their CD release party January 23 (Friday) at Nathan P. Murphy’s to give us a sneak preview of their new album, Chorus of the Commoners, which actually hits store shelves January 27. Follow that with Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin members Philip Dickey and Will Knauer telling us about the final straw that sent the band into hiatus–a hiatus ending January 24 (Saturday) at Patton Alley Pub–and a special non-album track from the group and… well, frankly, we’re excited to do another one already. But we can’t; Sunday is still six days away. In the meantime, here is last night’s power-hour of local-music goodness to tide you–and us–over. (more…)