It’s a good night for creativity’s many forms, Springfield, and you’ll find tonight’s shows are appropriately all over the map. At The Outland Ballroom you’ll find a feisty hard-rock show, singer-songwriter showcasing at Lindberg’s, less structured showcasing at The Outland and Dennis’ Place and more. Click through for the details.
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We’re running late after a long day of event planning, so let’s roll right into the lineup, eh? Okay, okay, along with one quick-hit point of why the show is/should be of interest:
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.
Local blues has been receiving a seemingly unprecedented amount of love lately, with a slew of shows and jam sessions at Dennis’ Place as well as regular events at Nathan P. Murphy’s, Harlow’s, Cartoons Oyster Bar & Grille and more. This evening Lindberg’s rejoins the fray with the latest installment of Bluesday, in which it hosts a Tuesday-evening (7 to 9 p.m.) concert by local blues institution Blue Plate Special on the first Tuesday of every month. Did we mention it last month? No; the memory is a very imperfect thing sometimes, and, well, we’re juggling a lot of balls around here these days. It’s on the front of our minds today, though, as it should be for any blues fan. After the gig Angry Panda takes over with a solo set from 10–1.
The Greater Ozarks Blues Festival is an ever-evolving creature, morphing from parking-lot day show with nighttime pub crawl in the late ’90s and early ’00s to its present-day single-location fest in the Bass Pro Shops parking lot with nighttime jam sessions. This year, the two-day festival September 11 and 12 will become a two-night jam session, with both nights happening at Dennis’ Place on the other (north) side of Sunshine Street and hosted by the bar’s regular Tuesday-night jam session host, Chester Ellis. Mum is the word on which artists might drop by; it’s still two months away, after all. But anyone on the event lineup at least has potential to be fair game. It’s a pretty short trip from stage to bar–not even a block–a fact that hopefully entices more than a few of the touring performers. We’re pretty sure if the likes of Reba Russell and The Cate Brothers take the stage, especially if it’s together, the crowd will come. Who could resist the chance to see elite players of one of music’s most jam-friendly genres at work under one roof?
Ah, Schultz & Dooley’s, home of good drink specials and (in our opinion) bad karaoke… though perhaps not exclusively so, at least not anymore. It seems some of the Schultz locations–maybe all, though we have yet to hear of something going on at the Chesterfield Village spot–are making inroads with live music. One location is even throwing its hat in the open mic night ring. Get details after the break.
Joplin’s musical buzz generator Never Shout Never, aka Christofer Drew, has been on an impressive roll in recent weeks, though the news has often been about record deals and media attention. Yesterday, at last, came a bit of news nearer and dearer to the artist: The Summer EP was released online on iTunes and at Never Shout Never’s website, SmartPunk.com and Amazon; and in physical form at Hot Topic and Best Buy. Several of the sites and stores have distributor-specific packages with extra merch and downloadable bits. You can read more about them by checking out Never Shout Never’s blog post about the release. The album lists for $5.99 on iTunes and $6.99 at Hot Topic. (Repeated calls to Best Buy weren’t answered, or we would have that one for you, too.)
Tonight is a night for breaking from the ordinary, at least if the show lineup is any indication. Think you know who is playing in your favorite music spot tonight? Prepare to be surprised.
Grant Maledy, saxophonist for Greene Coast and The Springfield Jazz Collective as well as being one of the scene’s longest-running and most prolific collaborators, is moving to Kansas City in early summer to prepare for new full-time job in teaching. However, the bands and friends he’s collaborated with apparently aren’t letting him slip away quietly.
We all know what there is to do in Springfield on St. Patrick’s Day: Attend the parade in the morning, have a few beers during the afternoon to carry you over to the pub crawl, and then, well, crawl between pubs. The problem is the pub crawl is three days before St. Patrick’s Day, leaving you with, ahem, fewer options on the night itself. If you’d like an idea, well, there’s this (please note the calendar) or, for those not willing to drive much, well, we’re sure there’s some lovely televised programming for you to partake in.
…who are we kidding. NO ONE watches TV on St. Patrick’s Day, and neither should you. If none of the above is your speed, click the link below and learn more about a new option that might interest you.
If you missed the September 26 Juke Joint Duo show at Nathan P. Murphy’s, you missed musicians of incredible ability and pedigree gracing the stage. Juke Joint Duo’s drummer, Cedric Burnside, is the grandson of blues great R.L. Burnside, and played in R.L.’s band later in his grandfather’s life. The other half of the band, Lightnin’ Malcolm, plays a blazing guitar. The duo brought the house down at Muprhy’s four months ago, and they’re back to do it again on Tuesday, January 13. Juke Joint All-Stars opens the night at Murphy’s, which opens its doors at 6 p.m. Come hungry, because Murphy’s will be serving grilled meats in a variety of forms: chicken, bratwurst and hot links. Then you get to chow on hot, electric blues. Bon appetit.
For some followers of local music, the Ozark Mountain Daredevils are something of an intangible. They’re heard on classic-rock radio (we heard “Jackie Blue” just this morning, in fact), they’re alive in photographs and, to a fortunate few, they’re visible onstage for oh-so-rare shows such as the “revival” concerts at the Gillioz Theatre in 2007. Tomorrow night will bring you face-to-face with one of the Daredevils, Michael “Supe” Granda, to be exact.
No offense to Pop Evil or Framing Hanley, both of which are perfectly acceptable hard rock acts and should put on a good show tonight at the Outland Ballroom, but we’re giving some props to All Kills Aside for carving its own niche in this shindig. The local act on the bill will have copies of its demo available to hand out for free to fans in attendance. Get ’em while supplies last! Remember, doors open tonight at 8 p.m. (cost: $10) so show up early and get your hands on some free tunes–something we’re pretty sure you won’t get from the other acts on the bill. Just sayin’.
It’s not Christmas in Springfield Music without a host of hard-rock shows to jingle your bells to, and the latest installment is coming up: Z106.7′s annual Deck the Hall Ball comes to the Outland Ballroom with Pop Evil, Framing Hanley and All Kills Aside. If you’re not familiar with the two bands, let’s quickly recap: Pop Evil’s latest album, Lipstick On the Mirror, includes the radio hits “Hero,” “100 In a 55” and “Somebody Like You,” and Framing Hanley is currently getting radio spins for its cover of Lil’ Wayne’s below-average-for-him “Lollipop.” Converting the song into a rock tune actually does it some good. Oh, and All Kills Aside? Count on our local boys to bring a little intensity to the proceedings with some good old-fashioned holiday screaming.
The craziest part: This all-ages show is only $10. Now that’s how you spread holiday cheer.