Posts Tagged ‘sunrise cassette’

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.

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The Show Report, 8/20: A Fond Farewell by any other name…

August 20, 2009

Imagine this scenario: You’re in a band (woo!), you record your debut album in a day at a very good studio (damn we’re efficient!) and even send it out for some early reviews (free publicity rules!). From there, all hell breaks loose. You discover your band name is shared with another band… in Germany (seriously?!), and that said band just signed a record deal and wants you to vacate its band name (sigh). Then you run into glitches (i.e. money crunch) in the CD release process, meaning the record you recorded in a day took longer to get to the public than some other bands take to record and release theirs (good grief). Such is the plight of Sunrise Cassette, formerly known as A Fond Farewell and presently releasing its album Deal With It with a concert at Nathan P. Murphy’s tonight with openers Anthony Narvaez, Busted Kid and My Politic. Hopefully that puts an end to the twists and turns for a while, though it’s been a mini-soap opera in the meantime, even if it didn’t have brain tumors, evil twins or any of this.  

Also on tonight’s episode of As Your Music Scene Turns:

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Rock Talk 8/16 with The Sociables, Shinebriter, Sunrise Cassette and the dreaded wambats-versus-robots debate

August 17, 2009

kzrqrocktalklogo1Some important questions were answered during last night’s episode of Z 106.7’s Rock Talk, questions that were frankly long overdue for resolution:

1. What the hell happened to The Sociables, and when can we finally see them again? Do they have their album ready?

2. What the hell happened to Shinebriter, and when can we finally see them again?

3. Why the hell did Sunrise Cassette have to change its name, and when can we finally pick up the new album?

4. Who the hell is crazy enough to debate whether wambats or robots would rule the post-apocalyptic world, and who would preside over such madness?

The last is the irreplaceable Simon Nytes of Z fame, the next-to-last is Chris and Scott (the men behind the website you’re reading right now), and the rest is answered after the break in most entertaining fashion.

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Odds & Sods **UPDATED**

August 11, 2009
We're not altogether sure about the theme here, but we're pretty sure that's the scariest John Entwistle (far left) looked, well, ever.

We're not altogether sure about the theme here, but we're pretty sure that's the scariest John Entwistle (far left) looked, well, ever.

Needless to say, it’s been a busy couple of weeks at FourFour HQ–whatever that is–so a few news items have inevitably slipped through our grasp as we’ve attended meetings and taken care of pressing matters, both on the website and off. However, we don’t want you to be out of the loop, dear reader, and some items are coming up on the horizon pretty quickly, so we want to take a moment to get you caught up. Following after the break is a rapid-fire collection of happenings in the music scene we want you to know about but haven’t had time to tell you about until now. Slam that coffee and get ready to roll!

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The Show Report, 8/7: Put that Dirty Blonde wig on, baby. It’s a very sexy night.

August 7, 2009

Dirty Blondes at ArtWalk? Isn’t ArtWalk supposed to be a family-friendly, chill event? Oh, not tonight, chickadees. Tonight the four Dirty Blondes–namely Ranald Ives Cummings III, Renton Fallstaff, Nathan Mattney and Timmy Miano–take over ArtWalk night with the sexiest, sloppiest, most debaucherous show this side of a Tokyo sex show. (Well, it’s good horny punk rock, anyway.) It’s also the last night you’ll ever get to see said show happen, as the band says farewell on The Outland Ballroom’s stage tonight. Joining them will be The Disappointments, who are pulling the double-whammy of a CD release party and farewell show of their own; the immortal Pilot Whale, not seen since his set with Black Box Revue earlier this summer; and The Vagina Massacre, who win the prize for Best Band Name in Springfield and, we’re told, rock at the simulated-concert game Rock Band. They must, since they perform using the game. Expect one hell of a rock show… and, by the end of the night, one hell of a mess. But then, in the world of Dirty Blondes, messy is good.

Ready for more? Come get it:

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A Fond Farewell says “farewell” to their name

July 8, 2009

lifelineA Fond Farewell has changed their name to Sunrise Cassette after legal action was threatened by a group of the same name. No worries, a simple change and everything is back on course with their next few shows: one the square for Sounds on the Square on July 10 and opening for touring act The Lifeline as they hit Nathan P. Murphy’s for the Hot Rock n’ Blues summer concert series. Details on the whole deal… (more…)