Posts Tagged ‘videovamp’

Rock Talk (9/13/09): FourFourFest compilation preview with guest hosts Johan from Black Box Revue and Toad from Cropdusters

September 14, 2009

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So…if you haven’t heard yet, we’re throwing a freakin’ block party on South Ave. between Walnut and McDaniel this Saturday from 11am–11pm with 18 bands, DJ tent all day, food, and more! We’re also tying in a compilation CD featuring 16 of the acts performing (available for only $5 at festival!).

This week on Rock Talk, we preview the compilation in its entirety along with our co-hosts and festival headliners, Johan from Black Box Revue and Toad from Cropdusters (we also feature some great music from our two headliners as well) 🙂

Listen in now…and buy the compilation at the fest!

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The Show Report, 7/31: Embrace the weird

July 31, 2009

the-beach-boysDeRosh, 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:

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One Violet Green and Labwrk reunion set for July 31

July 7, 2009

Reunion shows have been a popular idea lately, and there are no shortage of people in Springfield who attended the reuniting bands’ early shows and are grateful for another chance. For fans of local electro-goth group One Violet Green and its offshoot, Labwrk, just such an opportunity is coming. The groups will both get back together for a concert the night of July 31 at The High Life Live Martini Lounge. Taking advantage of the opportunity to play with popular local acts in their style of music, sister groups STRIP and the recently formed VideoVamp will serve as the opening acts. Slightly maladjusted, synth-heavy rocking in front of a large audience will ensue. It begs the question: If these groups are able to put past issues in the past, who else could be coaxed back onto a local stage?!