Posts Tagged ‘spacetones’

Unity, part deux: Meet Eclectafest

September 28, 2009

Eclectafest2The name doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue–hell, the first time we read it we thought it said “Electafest” and tried to ponder what political ties it might have–but Eclectafest (note the extra “c”) has its musical heart in a good place. The show, booked for Saturday, October 17 at Nathan P. Murphy’s, follows the scene-unifying theme established a few months ago with the Unity show at Remmingonts Downtown. In other words, the lineup is set up to combine groups from a variety of genres to put each crowd of fans in front of the other crowds’ music. The lineup presently consists of The Archimedian Point (rock), The Spacetones (hip hop), The Somewheres (blues) and Moon Rocket Baby (electro/atmospheric). Nice to see a good idea lives on.

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Rock Talk (9/13/09): FourFourFest compilation preview with guest hosts Johan from Black Box Revue and Toad from Cropdusters

September 14, 2009

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So…if you haven’t heard yet, we’re throwing a freakin’ block party on South Ave. between Walnut and McDaniel this Saturday from 11am–11pm with 18 bands, DJ tent all day, food, and more! We’re also tying in a compilation CD featuring 16 of the acts performing (available for only $5 at festival!).

This week on Rock Talk, we preview the compilation in its entirety along with our co-hosts and festival headliners, Johan from Black Box Revue and Toad from Cropdusters (we also feature some great music from our two headliners as well) 🙂

Listen in now…and buy the compilation at the fest!

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

June 20, 2009
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Big Mike Griffin

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

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:

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The Show Report, 5/8: Word to your moms. This weekend came to drop bombs.

May 8, 2009

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This week has already been absolutely absurd. We’ve already had SOJA and Girl Talk in Springfield, and now the weekend arrives with more concerts than one person can possibly take in. Your local clubs, concert promoters, radio stations and onstage talents are out to blow your mind these next two days, and they’re bringing the big, mean warheads to do it. The only thing missing is Slim Pickens riding them on the way down. It’s a preponderance of shows so enormous our own Scott P. has coined the phrase “South By Southwest Missouri” in its honor. Call it SXSWMO for short. Your latest installment of shows awaits you 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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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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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.

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

November 3, 2008

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

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Review: “Moon Tunes,” by the Spacetones

July 18, 2008

Success in hip hop is like balancing a pin on its head–the slightest miscalculation can send everything down the slippery slope to flopdom. As a result, the most common course to take is one that requires no calculations at all; just copy what someone else successfully did and watch your own pin stand up, too, albeit for less time than the original. Then there are those delightful mavericks who don’t care if the pin stands up at all, since they’ve already bent it into a pretty shape of their own and it looks just fine laying down, thank you. Consider the Spacetones members of the latter group.

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