We mentioned in a previous post that one of the big concerts on Springfield’s horizon was the debut show of newly formed rock group Bomb the Bay, which features a combination of members of A Day Away, Glass Bottom Boat Ride and Playing With Matches. Longtime Springfield showgoers could imagine the fruits of that combo already, but now we have finished and recorded tracks to listen to from the new group. The band released a three-song sampler CD to hand out in promotion of its show November 14 at The Outland Ballroom with Speak Up!, Benefit of a Doubt and Uno. Didn’t get one? Click here to listen to “A Perfect Disaster,” “Spacebar” and “Give It Away.”
Posts Tagged ‘Tracks’
Life is good in the world of local punk-rock group The Reacharounds. It turns out the months of May and June will be very busy ones for the band, with four shows scheduled in that time in Lebanon and Springfield. Meanwhile, the group just released a slew of new tracks onto its MySpace page. Hop on The Internets and rock out!
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.
The GO Music Awards Best Band showcase is a little more than a week away, but even after it’s over you can take a quick-hit version of the day’s musical events home with you. GO Magazine has teamed up with the five finalists to bring you the ultimate Best Band 2009 album. It’s a sweet introduction to the bands for those who come to Rock ‘n’ Ribs uninitiated, or a keepsake for those familiar with the acts. We’ve got the playlist after the break.
It’s been a while since we got the chance to mention new tracks posted by an artist, and this seems as good a time as any. Local hip hop ace SincerelyYours just put up several new tracks on his MySpace page, including two with collaborator Addie. All four tracks are hot, and not the sort of hip hop you’ll hear on radio. Hop over and give one of Springfield’s finest some love.
“Jazz Fusion” might be the most poorly implemented description in the modern music lexicon. Okay, so it takes elements of jazz and fuses them… with something. Fused with what, exactly?! The phrase suggests a sort of violent stylistic marriage, as though jazz were combined with other musical genres through a series of hideous spot welds and the liberal use of black electrical tape. Greene Coast’s approach is smoother and more inviting to the listener, avoiding the musical elitism that so often results from fusion groups. Instead, the band takes elements of jazz and strategically blends it in a recipe of pop-ready jam-band music to create the eleven tracks on Journal.
Wait, poppy, sorta-jazzy jam-band music? Rest assured, this isn’t Dave Matthews Band; rather, it’s more of an evolution of ’70s instrument-ensemble bands such as Steely Dan and Chicago Transit Authority–before they became Chicago and dumbed their sound down a bit for mass consumption.