Posts Tagged ‘tour’

Future Leaders of the World return September 22

August 27, 2009
Future Leaders of the World singer Phil Taylor

Future Leaders of the World singer Phil Taylor

It’s nice when a touring band makes a point of coming to a stop on its schedule twice in one tour, and such is the case with Future Leaders of the World. When the band reformed in the summer, it made Springfield one of its early destinations with a show in July, and now it’s announced the group will be back for a show Tuesday, September 22 at Nathan P. Murphy’s. It’s another chance for the group to play to what is effectively a home audience, as guitarist Erik McGreevy hails from Springfield and singer Phil Taylor lived and worked in the city for a time and comes back often. The benefit to them is seeing familiar faces and adding another stop as they roll through Missouri; the benefit to you is getting to see a rocking set, as anyone who saw their last Springfield gig at The Outland Ballroom will likely attest (see videos from the show here). Opening will be McGreevy’s hometown band, Formant and another act to be announced. Since this show is on a Tuesday, it will be earlier than normal. Doors at 7:30 with the show starting at 8pm. This show is ALL AGES.

The Short Histories of Powerful Nations: Invading a music club near you

July 29, 2009

the-short-histories-of-powerful-nations-the-underground-42509-by-thefourfourcom-springfields-music-blogBolstered by the release of its long-awaited album A Brief Treatise On Land Ownership Vol 1, The Short Histories of Powerful Nations (pause for breath) is booking shows like we’ve never seen the progressive-intellectual-rock band do before. Lest you think we’re kidding, take a look at this schedule:


Joaquin Phoenix to SSLYBY: Excellent beard, yo.

June 30, 2009

SSLYBY Road PicPart of the mystique of “the road” is the stories bands bring back of their experiences while on tour. Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin recently let our friends at S.A.U.C.E. Magazine get an inside look at the band’s April college tour through the Midwest and Northeast states by keeping a day-by-day travelogue of the event. In the span of 11 days the band managed to play on numerous campuses, to audiences both big and small, and to receive a surprising award and an impromptu beard evaluation by none other than actor-turned-rapper Joaquin Phoenix, who knows a thing or two about beards. Peep the full diary, as well as a collection of pics by the band during the trip, by clicking here.

Matt Stell & The Crashers CD release May 9

April 23, 2009

Matt Stell

Matt Stell

For weeks before we saw them we heard the buzz around Matt Stell & The Crashers, and we finally caught a set at Tommy Leo’s on a wild St. Patrick’s Day night and saw what people were talking about. Now the group is preparing to take the next step up with a CD release party for its newly completed album, The Sound and the Story, at The Outland Ballroom May 9 with opening act The Josh Davis Band. The show forms part of the band’s trek through Missouri, Kansas and Texas, a tour that includes a return trip to the Ballroom May 30 to perform with Brian Lumley & Red Dirt Underground, all in support of the album’s nationwide release. Could a nationwide tour be next?

Yeltsin: On the road again

March 31, 2009

The hiatus is over, the cold weather has passed (Sorta. Almost. Occasionally.) and it’s time for Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin to begin its spring touring schedule. The group has lined up a pretty rigorous lineup of shows in the next two, weeks leading them to college campuses across the Midwest and East Coast. Details after the break.


3 Doors Down coming to Shrine Mosque in March

February 21, 2009


While poking around for info on the upcoming 311 show, we stumbled across 3 Doors Down ticket info on 


Can’t Be Too Jumpy readying new album and tour

February 11, 2009

cant-be-too-jumpySome bands hit the ground running, but Can’t Be Too Jumpy is determined to make the ground catch up to it. Since forming form the remains of A Day Away, the group already released the EP Digital on iTunes and started booking shows like crazy. So what’s the latest on this relentlessly busy quintet?


Sylabol7 album out by early March; tour coming, too

February 10, 2009

sylbugsysYou may recall a previous post about local hip hop artist Sylabol7 delaying the release of his new record, Seems Yesterday Lives, in order to add two new tracks he had just received beats for. The latest from Sylabol7 is that the album is now slated for 18-19 tracks and will be ready and released in time for his tour with fellow Real Rhymers Camp member Les Izmore in early March. The record will be released independently, and possibly as a package deal with a beats record by DJ Nick Fury. Whether released on its own or as part of a combo, Sylabol7 says he wants half of the album’s proceeds to go to the family of Killuh E, a longtime friend who died November 13. We’ll post more release details as soon as they’re available.

Wanna send a local band to Taste of Chaos?

January 22, 2009

Springfield is already getting some spotlight time at a couple of well-known music festivals (Big Smith at Wakarusa and Ha Ha Tonka and Ilijah at SXSW), and now it has a shot at another. Glass Bottom Boat Ride is trying hard to campaign for a slot on this year’s Taste of Chaos tour, which kicks off on Valentine’s Day in Los Angeles and continues through April 9. Taste of Chaos began in 2005 and includes such illustrious alumni as My Chemical Romance, Story of the Year, Killswitch Engage, Rise Against, Thrice, Deftones, Pelican, Taking Back Sunday, Parkway Drive, 30 Seconds To Mars, Saosin and Avenged Sevenfold. Could we be adding Glass Bottom Boat Ride to that list? The power is in your hands. Click here to vote for the band.

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.


Springfield’s first-ever single-date, multi-show tour

December 2, 2008

We imagined any band that would name itself We Voyagers would be up for an adventure or two, but we never imagined what the band actually came up with. The band is taking corporate Springfield by storm in one of the most unusual and ambitious stunts we’ve heard of in this city in a long time, maybe ever.


SSLYBY to World: “Shut your pie hole. We’re trying to rest over here.”

November 11, 2008

philAccording to Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin drummer/guitarist/singer Philip Dickey, the band is taking a break from playing live through the end of 2008.


The sweet sounds of Cindy Woolf, courtesy of Rock Talk

November 4, 2008

rocktalklogoZ106.7’s weekly Sunday-night program brings you a wide variety of acts in the local music scene, and, true to its name, many of those acts have been rockers. This week, we’re taking you to the backwoods and killing you with sweetness. You’re gonna love it. Click the link for last Sunday’s Rock Talk, with a full hour with Cindy Woolf in the studio.


Cindy Woolf launches new website in midst of nationwide tour

October 8, 2008

Springfield’s own, Cindy Woolf, while in the midst of her nationwide tour launches new website!


Murphy’s law, fried chicken, New Jersey road rage and more! …Speakeasy blogs about their recent tour

August 19, 2008

Springfield’s favorite jamaliciously rockin-and-always-a-damn-good-time band is back in town! Thank BaJeezus! We’re especially excited b/c we got to stop by a long-standing tradition of Shawn Eckels & Friends at Ebbett’s Field last night. Chris nabbed a ton of pics and they’ll be up as soon as he can borrow Panera’s WiFi for a bit. 

BUT! Back on topic, Speakesy just returned from, what sounds like, an awesome summer tour with their good friends from NY, Super 400. They just posted a blog telling all about it…including a van named “Murphy,” Jersey road rage, thousands of miles, fried chicken…and washers. DAMN, need any roadies?