If you saw The Seed‘s performance at Oktoberfest at the Oasis Hotel Convention Center Saturday afternoon, you may have noticed an extra player onstage. The group added more percussion for the show, and it appears the chill-reggae group is looking to add horn players as well. According to The Seed’s MySpace blog, the band is currently searching for a horn player and a saxophone player. Interested parties should send a message to the band’s MySpace site. Let the auditions begin!
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Rock Talk (9/6/09) w/Roots of Mankind, The Seed, 417 Sounds, We Are Like The Spider, This Night Is Forever and Pick Four from the FourFourSeptember 9, 2009
Z106.7’s Rock Talk (episode 9/6/09) was an amazing night…one of our most fun and diverse episodes yet! We had jam, rock, dj/dance/electro, dance rock and pop rock/metal. Then we slam you with the Pick Four from TheFourFour featuring FourFourFest 2009 artists. Listen in after the break.
Tonight reminds us of the joys of returning to the familiar, with two good examples to back it up:
* Eric Guinn plays his first show back tonight as the bassist for blues-rock group Trash Angels, who themselves are back in a familiar place–The Daily Pub, where they have been playing every Thursday night for years. Look for Guinn to bring out even more of the band’s rocker side.
* The Seed are back at Tonic Ultralounge. Wait, let’s back up a bit… Tonic (next to Big Whiskey’s on Park Central East) has been hosting weekly Thursday-night live music shows all summer, and The Seed’s performance ranks as one of the most memorable. Lance, Thom and Rico are back to give it another go in a spot they haven’t played in a couple of months but were a big hit in last time.
Also on tonight’s docket:
DeRosh, why the f*** are you leading off by talking about The Beach Boys? Seriously?! With a killer reunion show, Dalton in town, a CD release and more you wanna start by talking about The Beach Boys?!
There’s a method to my madness here; perhaps not a good method, but a method nonetheless. The Beach Boys represent the first concert of the Ozark Empire Fair, held (natch) at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds at the corner of Grant Avenue and Norton Street on the North Side. It’s these 10-or-so days that bring us some of the most unusual concerts to descend upon the city each year. Still ahead on the docket are shows by Raven Symone, Great White, L.A. Guns, Montgomery Gentry and more. Will you see shows such as those at The Shrine Mosque, Remmington’s Downtown, etc? With the possible exception of the Montgomery Gentry, who are still a significant draw among country artists, the answer is no. But in the family-friendly confines of the Fair, where bands play on a converted dirt-oval race track with the faint glow of carnival-ride lighting invading the stage, truly anything goes. We say soak it in, particularly in the presence of rock ‘n’ roll history such as tonight.
Of course, perhaps best of all, the Fair show starts at 8 p.m., which means you can get out, dash to the car and stand on the gas to get to any or all of the following incredible shows:
We’re calling this episode an instant classic. Consider: HeartPunch, the local “supergroup” comprised of members of Fuller’s Earth, The Skeletons and The Domino Kings leads off with acoustic performances and some healthy discussion of their show this Friday; The Seed dropped by ahead of their second CD release party of the year, happening Friday at The Outland Ballroom; we were finally able to have Washington Irving come by the studio and discuss its August 1 show and why it has to be a farewell; and to finish the night Knife*Death flipped the whole show on its ear with an insanely funny “interview” and played tracks from the new Phallic Malice EP coming out Wednesday night. It’s a show bursting at the seams with awesome, and it begins after the break.
When The Seed throws a party, it doesn’t do so half-heartedly. It’s CD release concert was a monster, and now the plans emerge for the group’s second annual Chill Fest reggae music festival coming in September. Chill Fest’s second year will showcase a stellar collection of local reggae acts, take place at an intriguing new location (for it, anyway) and be all ages, too. We’ll tell you more after the break.
Tonight brings two artists to Springfield performing here for the first time, both extremely popular in genres that are anything but mainstream. Springfield is on the cutting edge of music culture… on a Tuesday. Forget sombreros, margaritas or any of that Cinco de Mayo stuff. Here’s where the parties are at tonight:
In honor of Earth Day–or the day after Earth Day, anyway–The Seed has decided to hook up the masses with a free preview of its next album, Homemade Dub 2: A Recipe For Disaster. (Remember, they’re releasing two albums this year, the already-released Big Outside and Homemade Dub 2 on July 31.) So you get two FREE tracks to download from one of local music’s bands to watch. How can anyone turn that down? Click the link below and we’ll tell you where to get them.
Okay, we’ll be honest: We’re really trying to come up with a name for our weekly Coffee Ethic local-music-a-thon besides Local Music Thursday. It just… lacks imagination. In the meantime, a bit of serendipity could turn into a neat imaginative moment of its own: We received an advance copy of The Seed‘s new album The Big Outside, and, well, we loaded it into the stereo system to play tracks throughout the day. We have a pretty good feeling it will go over well. Of course, that’s just one of the new albums ready to play during the month of April, so if you haven’t been in the shop in a while, bring your laptop, order a mocha, stick around a while and let some of Springfield’s best serenade you while you work. Local Music Thursday runs from open (6 a.m.) to close (10 p.m.). It’s enough to make the Kool-Aid Man say “Ooooooh Yeeeeaaah”… or whatever the coffee equivalent would be.
Meanwhile, a day later The Big Outside is officially released with a concert/party at The Outland Ballroom April3… but you don’t want to wait until then, now, do you?
It’s no secret that we love it when artists come into the studio to play acoustic on Z 106.7’s Rock Talk. Not only that, we’ve been very lucky in having guests give us some really special performances. Last night was no exception, though some fans might find the performances exceptional. We got things rolling with As Of Now playing acoustic–which they do very well for being a loud hard-rock band–and followed it with some extraordinary tracks by The Seed. (Peep their first song, a soulful rendition of “She Chose” from their forthcoming album Big Outside.) Of course, both bands talked about their upcoming shows–The Seed’s April 3 CD release show at the Outland Ballroom with Jam Room and Seedlove and As Of Now’s concert in the same room the following night with Nothing Still, King Thief and Plastic Image–and there was banter by the guys about everything from South By Southwest to Simon’s candidacy for public office. Partake after the break.
Local reggae faves, The Seed (previously known as Lance Sitton and The Seed) have just signed with local record label Lemon Drop Records. Lemon Drop is home to locals such as The Verbs [Redux], The Spacetones and more. We’ve got the info on their two upcoming albums, cd release shows and more after the jump…
It’s the perfect convergence of ideas. Imagine you’re in a reggae-influenced jam band, where every show you play is a new opportunity to throw a party with a room full of people dancing to your music. You’re also likely a prolific group when it comes to writing, as many reggae and reggae-influenced acts are. So if you have huge amounts of material you’re working on–some intended for release on an album, others more as an underground treat to share with fans–why not throw a CD release party for each? The Seed has decided to do just that, with parties coming April 3 for their long-anticipated studio album The Big Outside and July 31 for Homemade Dub: A Recipe For Disaster. Both shows will be at the Outland Ballroom; the first will have Seedlove from Kansas City and Jam Room as the opening acts, the second with Echo Movement. Expect a huge party for each, and a new CD to take home with you at the end of the night if you have a little extra cash handy.
Whew! We had quote a packed show this week. First we have special guests Speakeasy in to talk about their upcoming show, jam an acoustic track, and shoot the shizzle. We also had a very special guest in the studio…My31 TV, yeah, the TV station. Pretty cool we thinks (we’ll have air times for that as soon as we have them). We talked to Liz Valentine about what’s up with the station, her music past, what she does now…and a bit about Rock Talk for the tv portion of the show. We’re not even half way done!
After that, we had The Rugs come in and rap about what they’re up to, as well as Moodring Records and all the awesome free stuff they’re always bringing. Then John from High Strung Music came in to talk about their open jam session and new concert series coming to the store (yeah a concert series and jam at a local music store…Hellz Yeayah!). Then lastly, we ended the show on a mellow note with Springfield’s Reggae/cool vibes act, The Seed. They’re recording home dubs and want to share them with you. Not only that, but they’ll be having a double CD release show soon and a tons of shows between.
Wow! What a show! Tons of music and TONS of great things going on from shows, to recording, to TV! Yeah, this is a good one. Listen in after the break.
All tracks now streaming.