Posts Tagged ‘sslyby’

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:


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:


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…)

Rock Talk Preview (1/18/09) w/Queen City Saints and SSLYBY

January 17, 2009

Tune in tomorrow night for Rock Talk on Z 106.7 from 10pm–11pm. This week we have The Queen City Saints coming in to talk about their new album and CD release next weekend, as well as the boys from Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin coming in to talk about what they’ve been up to over their recent break and their return to playing live. As always, we’ll be recapping concerts from this weekend and dropping a little surprise on you that supporters of local music in the area are gonna love!

Don’t forget about last week’s Rock Talk guests performing out and about tonight! (See the concert post Chris is throwing up any minute now). Last week’s guests were Dirty Old Towne and The Bobby Gardner Band.

Don’t forget that Rock Talk will soon be adding another full hour of local music programming afterwards. BANDS, SEND US  YOUR MUSIC! And if you’d like to be on Rock Talk, just contact us by email here on TheFourFour or on Myspace, or call us, or IM us, or message us on Facebook, or YouTube or Flickr…or stop by the apartment…or say hey at a show or on the street…or you know…any other way…like a text, or a phone call.

Ladies and gentlemen, your Christmas 2009 stocking stuffer

January 8, 2009
You know, Darkside of the Force isn't on this album, but at least you're thinking...

You know, Darkside of the Force isn't on this album, but at least you're thinking...

Just when you think the holidays are behind you, you realize there are only 357 shopping days until Christmas. Son of a bitch. It’s time to start generating that brainstorm list again. Luckily, Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin and Sweetwater Abilene have a little something ready to go. They contributed a song to the holiday album Peace On Earth: A charity holiday album, Vol. II, compiled by the folks at Hard To Find a Friend. For the $7.50 the digital album download costs, you get “Don’t Wrap the Puppy” by SSLYBY and Sweetwater, along with tracks from Jason Collett of Broken Social Scene, Via Audio and Anathallo, 22 in all. Now all you have to do is find something feline-themed for Aunt Cathy…

One show? Try two: Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin with Cloud City at Randy Bacon Gallery 1/31

January 6, 2009

Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin, Remmingtons Downtown, TK

So we reported to you last week that Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin would end its hiatus with a show at Patton Alley Pub January 24 (now with The Verbs (Redux) as its opener) before hitting the road again. Leave it to the SSLYBY boys to throw us a curve, here in the form of a second Springfield show at Randy Bacon Photography Studio & Gallery January 31. Gallery Sounds faves Cloud City will open, along with Bolivar band August, Inland. Tickets are available at the gallery at $8 each. Doors open at 7:30. This really will be the last time to catch the band in town for the next few months… we think.

SSLYBY to World: We’re back, bitches

January 3, 2009

sslybySometimes you don’t need a hiatus from something so much as a few steps back. That appears to be the case with Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin, who announced a break in mid-November that would last at least to the end of the year. Two and a half months later, the group is back: Its first gig, fresh as four daisies with instruments, will be January 24 at Patton Alley Pub, according to Patton’s MySpace. After that, it’s back on the road with shows to play in Illinois, Missouri, Kansas and Nebraska before making their way to the East Coast. So not only is the 1/24 show the band’s first local performance in a few months, it could also be their last for just as long.

SSLYBY to World: “Shut your pie hole. We’re trying to rest over here.”

November 11, 2008

philAccording to Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin drummer/guitarist/singer Philip Dickey, the band is taking a break from playing live through the end of 2008.


Album Review: Windows, by Michael Holt

October 16, 2008

DeRosh, why are you reviewing an album from an artist who isn’t local? Isn’t this site supposed to be about bringing local music together, blah, blah?

It’s true, Michael Holt isn’t from Springfield or surrounding areas, but when he mailed me a copy of his most recent album, Windows, I jumped at the chance to write about it. Holt is playing two shows with Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin–one at the downtown library tonight, followed by another at the Outland tomorrow–and the local group often cites Holt and his former (and recently reunited) band, the Mommyheads, as a major songwriting influence. Therefore, listening to Holt’s work is not only a sneak preview of a show to come, it’s instructive to anyone wondering where SSLYBY learned to write songs.