Posts Tagged ‘super string theory’

Get Your Vest On: Han Trio returns September 18

August 28, 2009
Wait a minute... I'm a TRIO now?! Have I been cloned or something? This had better not be another one of George's CGI "masterpieces." Chewie, quit humping my leg.

Wait a minute... I'm a TRIO now?! Have I been cloned or something? This had better not be another one of George's CGI "masterpieces." Chewie, quit humping my leg. You too, Skywalker.

Alright, all dorkdom aside, let’s be real for a minute: There are few characters in the history of motion pictures as badass as Han Solo from the Star Wars trilogy. No one combined John Wayne’s brash machismo, Errol Flynn’s swashbuckler grace and James T. Kirk’s ability to convincingly shoot toy pistols quite as effectively, and just about every guy has wished he could be at least one of those three at one time or another.

There was only one Han, but three men–Shawn Eckels and Reed Herron of Speakeasy, along with John Anderson of The Sociables and Super String Theory on drums–donned the black vest and way-underbottoned white shirt combo to pay tribute while covering songs from famous musical trios. The result was a High Life Live Martini Lounge in a tizzy and wanting more.

Now they’ll get it. The group, known as Han Trio, has agreed to return to The High Life for another show Friday, September 18, knocking out tune after tune from three-member groups (think Nirvana, The Police, Jimi Hendrix Experience, etc.) starting around 10 p.m. Five dollars gets you in the door for the badassness. Princess Laya impersonators are likely welcome, as well.

The Show Report, 7/24: The Double-Whammy

July 24, 2009

We don’t envy The Outland Ballroom’s crew tonight. Okay, maybe we do a little. They’ll be called upon to preside over two big-drawing shows, which would exhaust just about everyone except maybe this little guy. On the plus side, they’ve got a front-row seat for Boba Flex, The Dogs Divine, Six Shots Till Dawn and Adara early and Spookie Daly Pride, Roots Of Mankind and BringYourGreenHat late. Not a bad night’s work by any measure. You’ll want to be at the Ballroom at 5 p.m. for doors to the early show and at 9 p.m. for doors to the late show… unless, of course, you’re part of the staff, in which you’re probably already there and settled in for a long, huge night.

If a marathon night of music isn’t to your liking, perhaps one of these shows will tickle your fancy:


Ready for more Homegrown? March 28 w/Super String Theory, Assembly Line Gods, Knife*Death

March 24, 2009

homegrownQ102 is on a roll. The last Homegrown concert with Levee, Berlin Drop and Bender drew a raucous crowd to Nathan P. Murphy’s to rock out like it was 1976. To keep the momentum going, the station is taking its monthly rock show in another direction: free-range prog rock. Let’s get experimental, shall we? Super String Theory headlines this month’s edition of Homegrown, along with metal up-and-comers Assembly Line Gods and the barely controlled madness known as Knife*Death. They’ll all pile into the Outland Ballroom High Life Live Martini Lounge Saturday night (March 28) under the sweet lighting and audio system. Trip-the-light fantastic? Quite possibly.

Never Say Never: Super String Theory scheduled to play Bugsy Malone’s March 4

January 27, 2009

sstbugsysYou know, sometimes it’s better not to speak in absolutes, or just not to make declarative statements at all. Even when Michael Jordan retired in 1999–you know, the time we were sure he was done, for real this time–he said he was “99 percent” certain he would never play again. Lo and behold, the other one percent came true and Jordan was in a Wizards uniform just a couple of years later.


The Show Report, 1/10: Our tardy slip is in the car. Honest.

January 10, 2009

It’s been one hell of a day, and we’re running more than a little late with this, so we’ll get straight to the point–the shows:

* Chords for Walkill, Washington Irving, Holstein and New Madrid at The Outland

* Members Only at The High Life Live Martini Lounge

* The Highest Priest and Laddie Lexxlou at The Outland Ballroom

* Super String Theory at Nathan P. Murphy’s

* The Shotgun Brothers at Patton Alley Pub

Superstring Theory is making a concert DVD… and you can be in it. Clear your planner tonight. (And tomorrow. And the next night.)

January 8, 2009

With Super String Theory fully back from its sabbatical (i.e. not playing shows), it’s time to take things up a notch. Guitarist Aaron Roten and company have cooked up an exciting plan to do just that: a concert DVD, shot live over three consecutive nights at Nathan P. Murphy’s. (So imagine a professionally shot version of what you see above, with good audio quality.) This means several things for you, the concertgoer:


John Anderson is a drummin’ foo. A DRUMMIN’ FOO I TELL YOU!

September 22, 2008

John Anderson is Springfield’s busiest drummer. He’s also one of the best. If you don’t believe me, you suck because you haven’t seen him live. If you did, you’d agree.

He’s toured and recorded for more bands than I can remember but here’s a try; Pillbox, Paper Sun, The Osmond Brothers, Dust For Life, Rags to Riches, the Sociables, the Platinum Social Club, The Collective and literally a crap ton more. He’s also toured the world having music take him to places all over the United States as well as to Canada, London, England, Puerto Rico, Jamaica, and throughout the Caribbean. Not bad for a drummer out of Springfield, MO.

We recently noticed his rediculously packed schedule and asked him, “John, what the heck?! You’re the busiest mother f***er in Springfield. What is all this?” Read what he’s up to after the jump. It is tasty.