Posts Tagged ‘thursday’

The Show Report, 10/15: It’s getting hectic

October 15, 2009

Ah, it’s good to have The Steve Ewing Band back in town tonight, especially if you’re among the local masses who remember his days fronting St. Louis-based ska-rock group The Urge. Rockin’ it solo-style now, Ewing’s shows haven’t gone down much in intensity (he’s a little older now, of course, but he still bounds around the stage same as always) and he’s even been known to incorporate the local talent into his shows with guest performers plucked from his opening acts. With The Highest Priest and My Wasted Life sharing the bill tonight at The Outland Ballroom, we can’t wait to see what the results might be. Keep an eye out for some surprise collabos and more than a few old faves.

Also playing tonight:

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From the Palm-To-Forehead File: Jason Boland & The Stragglers coming to Remmingtons Downtown… er, tomorrow

October 14, 2009

bolandflyerMeetings: They consume time, they consume thought processes and they have, at least lately, consumed our gnatlike attention spans. So with the recent flurry of meetings we’ve had to sit through we’ve whiffed on a potentially big show: Jason Boland & The Stragglers, longtime faves of Snorty Horsers (can we adopt that phrase instead of “Red Dirt country lovers?” The latter phrase feels a little tired. Topic for another time; got it), are back in Springfield Thursday, October 15 (also known as tomorrow night) for a show with opener Brian Lumley & Red Dirt Underground. The all-ages show starts at 8 p.m. and costs $10 to get in. Of course, you could have learned all of that by reading the adjacent show poster, but we’ve neglected enough already.

So who’s down to jam? Murphy’s makes its stage yours tomorrow night

August 26, 2009

natepsIf you listened to Sunday night’s Rock Talk on Z 106.7 FM, whether live on The Radios or less-than-live on The Internets, you likely heard about an important event coming up in the history of downtown blues and rock club Nathan P. Murphy’s. The club turns 28 this year, and unlike some things of similar age the club arguably looks and feels better than it has since its very early years. To show off the new digs, the club is holding an open house of sorts tomorrow night for musicians and fans alike. Wanna check out a music show without a cover? Bands, wanna check out a room to play in that is probably different than you remember? Tomorrow is your night. Read on after the break.

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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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The Show Report, 8/13: Off by one day…

August 13, 2009

We narrowly avoided that most dreaded of regularly occurring bad omens: Friday the 13th. Today is Thursday, the 13th of August, putting the curse off course and allowing us to enjoy a broad spectrum of shows free of worry.

We don’t pay attention to that s*** anyway, DeRosh.

Oh, well, neither do I. Who cares if it’s a full moon out? That stuff is for dorks with nothing better to do anyway. (Hides dreamcatcher.) It’s kind of like reading your horoscope, know what I mean? It’s all fake, made-up mumbo-jumbo to get people to spend money and live in fear. (Removes pins from voodoo doll.) What matters tonight is the music anyway, and if you’re looking for some you’re in luck. Peep the lineup after the break.

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The Show Report, 8/6: Welcome Back…

August 6, 2009

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:

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The Show Report, 7/30: The Super-sub

July 30, 2009

There are those unusual moments in music where you see a performer play and excel in different context, something unexpected that only serves to increase your respect for the artist. It’s with that feeling in mind that we give a shout-out to Reed Heron, bass player for local rock stalwarts Speakeasy, who fills in on the four-string tonight with blues/rock group Trash Angels at The Daily Pub. The band just played its last official show with current bassist Landon Rolfe and has a week’s wait before its once-and-future bassist, Eric Guinn, takes over. Though it’s a non-issue this weekend since singer Tiffany Rene and guitarist Donnie Ray will be out of town prepping to record the band’s next album, but tonight is Trash Angels’ weekly Daily Pub gig, and the weekly shows are the bread and butter of the band’s schedule. Heron to the rescue, picking up on the band’s songs and jumping into the lineup for a one-night-only gig. No surprise, really, as his work each Wednesday with the improv-hip hop group Urban Legend has no doubt kept up his chops and ability to learn on the fly, not to mention his stint with the other members of Speakeasy as the backing reggae band for former Jah Roots singer Josh Heinrichs. It should be a good show, and one you’re not likely to see again.

Elsewhere in Springfield’s Music Scene:

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The Show Report, 7/23: Homecoming in July

July 23, 2009

Tonight brings two Springfield residents–one past, one present–back to the city for a big show. Future Leaders of the World, fronted by onetime Springfield resident Phil Taylor and the band responsible for this hit song, headlines The Outland Ballroom tonight with Formant, Assembly Line Gods and Glass Bottom Boat Ride. Also back in town is FLOW bassist and Formant guitarist Erik McGreevy, who will be doing double duty during the last two sets of the night. It’s a triumphant return for both men, each of whom has strong ties to the city and both of whom have worked hard to make the return of FLOW a success. So consider tonight’s show a celebration of sorts, and prepare to party accordingly. We’ll be there, along with the crew from Z 106.7 FM and Ozarks Live Productions, and we all like talking music over a beer. Find us and partake.

Elsewhere in Your Music Scene tonight:

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CONTEST: Win tickets to tomorrow night’s Future Leaders of the World show!

July 22, 2009

FLOW_11x17_WEBIt’s an extremely busy week from concerts, and if you were at either or both of the Threat Signal/The Autumn Offering and Hurt/Sick Puppies shows you have exactly one night off until your next chance to rock out: tomorrow night’s Outland Ballroom show with Future Leaders of the World, Formant, Glass Bottom Boat Ride and Assembly Line Gods. The all-ages show is $12 at the door… except if you’re one of the lucky, alert people who wins a pair of tickets in our giveaway. Get details after the break and be ready!

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The Show Report, 7/9: Blow some candles for Courtney

July 9, 2009
Courtney Love, in one of her better moments. Nothing was beaten, burned, cursed at, urinated on or otherwise damaged or defiled in the making of this photo.

Courtney Love, in one of her better moments. Nothing was beaten, burned, cursed at, urinated on or otherwise damaged or defiled in the making of this photo.

It was brought to our attention earlier today that today is the 45th birthday (yes, you read that correctly) of former (and–maybesoon to be again) Hole frontwoman Courtney Love.

Is Courtney Love from Springfield, DeRosh? I don’t think so. 

Perhaps Ms. Love–or Miss World, if you will–is not herself a native Springfieldian, but any woman with that kind of chutzpah and ability to influence a generations of “riot grrrl” rock chicks is welcome here as far as we’re concerned. Our suggestion: Put on your best baby doll dress, smear lipstick on your face liberally* and head out to some of the following shows:

* We do not necessarily suggest doing this if you’re a guy.

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The Show Report, 7/2: Absence makes the heart grow fonder

July 2, 2009

It’s not often we see A Fond Farewell on a concert lineup, but tonight the group emerges to play Nathan P. Murphy’s with impressive young singer-songwriters Anthony Narvaez and Blake Anderson. Don’t think the thoughtful songwriting ends with the openers, though; A Fond Farewell knows a thing or two about writing music both clever and catchy. Doors open at the customary 8 p.m.; watch for music to start around 9.

The Fourth of July may be just two days away, but we’re not limping into the holiday weekend musically. There’s plenty to see and hear tonight, including:

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The Show Report, 6/25: We love fliers

June 25, 2009

june25flyer copyWe know the Cooter Brown/Bringers of the Dawn/Saracee show tonight at The Outland Ballroom will be a big show and a good one, but the truth is it is just one of several very good shows going on tonight. We lead with their show because, well, they provided a visual aid, and we like it. The flier depicts a man smashing himself in the head with a large bottle, and it’s remarkably well captured. Alright, enough flier talk. Cooter Brown, in our show-going experience, has really come into its own in recent months, and they team up with two solid groups with slightly experimental approaches to their music. It should make for a good expect-the-unexpected time.

Also happening tonight:

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The Show Report, 6/18

June 18, 2009

In quick-hit, we-gotta-go-so-here’s-what-we-currently-know format:

* The Magnificents!, The First Teenager Ever, The Results and the comedy and magic of Sweetness Wha Cha Cha at Lindberg’s

* The Detectives and The BoogeyMen at The Outland

* Trash Angels at The Daily Pub

* Gas Pump Talent at Ebbets Field

* Art Bentley at Roadhouse Saloon

* Anthony’s Affliction, Assembly Line GodsAfraid Of Monsters and Broken Bride at The Outland Ballroom

***UPDATED*** The Show Report, 6/11: Punk-tastic, and kinda retro, too

June 11, 2009

What’s going on show-wise in Springfield tonight? Glad you asked:

* Tonight is a night for your inner punk fan, as The Theorist, Red Mouth, Bandit Sound and Rot Gut Glory take over The Outland Ballroom. 

* LemonDrop Records Night at The High Life Live Martini Lounge takes on a slightly retro feel, with guests Reset and The Funkee Apparitionsboth having reunion shows tonight. Reset is LemonDrop co-owner Charlie Rosenbury’s group, while TFA is the previous incarnation of what is now known as The Spacetones. Don’t miss this show if you’re fans of either group; you likely won’t get this chance again.

* The Detectives and The BoogeyMen at The Outland

* We Voyagers, Twelvish Trees and Traveling Salesmen at Nathan P. Murphy’s

* Trash Angels at The Daily Pub

* Gas Pump Talent at Ebbets Field

* Pearl at Tonic Ultralounge

* Art Bentley at Roadhouse Saloon

* Hostile Hippies at Patton Alley Pub