Posts Tagged ‘st. louis’

All is change with Holstein

July 31, 2009

Ben Spaunhorst, left, and Jared Baehr

If you take a look at the MySpace page for local rock group Holstein, you may notice the band’s lineup described as “to be announced at a later date.” Apparently the state of the band’s lineup has been in flux in recent weeks, with bassist Ben Spaunhorst leaving the band to pursue a career in St. Louis and drummer Chris Bivens parting ways over creative differences. The remaining members–Baehr and guitarists Nate Million and Chance Melton–were set to meet and decide the next step recently, but it appears for now as though Baehr will be running Holstein again, at least temporarily, as a solo project.

Rock out to say “thanks”

April 17, 2009

meisa-hometown-heroesIt’s been a little while–December 4, in fact–since the Music and Entertainment Industry Student Association (MEISA) at Missouri State University last put on a concert. The December event was held for charity, but one could argue its latest show is no less a benefit. Tomorrow night’s Hometown Heroes show at Nathan P. Murphy’s is a special event in honor of Springfield’s military and emergency response groups–anyone who shows military, police, fire or medic ID gets a $2 discount to get it–and includes some musical heroes from MEISA members’ various hometowns: Tulsa, OK (Arlis Moon), Springfield, MO (Cooter Brown), Blue Springs, MO (Grizzly J. Berry) and St. Louis, MO (All Falls Down). Cover charge is $5 for regular admission, $9 for those younger than 21 and $3 for military, police, fire and medical staffers with ID.

At last, they reunite: Josh Heinrichs of Jah Roots and Cas Haley of Woodbelly to tour with combined solo sets

December 23, 2008

joshcasdoneThere was a time when this show would have cost you two dollars to see at The Bar Next Door, but times have changed. In the case of Jah Roots singer Josh Heinrichs and Woodbelly (from Arlington, Texas) vocalist Cas Haley, those changes have been for the better. Heinrichs and the rest of the Jah Roots crew have gained enormous exposure performing at events such as Schwagstock, South by Southwest and Wakarusa; Haley rolled the dice on an appearance on America’s Got Talent that sent him to the show’s final round and led to his band now being known as Cas Haley and Woodbelly. Now the old touring buddies are getting together for a fresh set of dates, currently set for March 4–8.

According to Heinrichs’s MySpace page, two venues are confirmed so far: March 6 at Murphy’s Lounge in Omaha, Nebraska and the Broadway Oyster Bar in St. Louis, Missouri on March 8. We’re holding out hope that there’s a Springfield date in the works, as well. Click the link for a couple of reasons why.