Posts Tagged ‘youtube’

When is the last time you checked out our Pics & Vids?

August 24, 2009

We make it a point to hit as many shows as we can possibly get to. We usually have our camera too…and we tend to shoot a ton of pics and vids. Sometimes we even get really lucky and wander into a Big Smith show with members of Speakeasy on stage as they play Michael Jackson’s hit “Billy Jean” a few days after he passed. Check out our YouTube and Flickr for tons and tons of videos and photos from shows.


Psssst! New video: Bottlefish goes to The Double Deuce. Pass it on.

July 27, 2009

It likely won’t be on The Internets long, since it violates more copyright laws than Vanilla Ice, but this video is too good not to pass along for your entertainment. The boys in local Americana/roots rock group Bottlefish pieced together a tongue-in-cheeck mashup music video using their song “Sleepwalking” and an assortment of clips from the ’80s Patrick Swayze classic Roadhouse, which, along with The Outsiders, is one of the few movies that will allow us to use the phrase “Patrick Swayze classic.” It’s a hilarious intro to the band’s show this Friday at Lindberg’s with HeartPunch, and, well, it has a cameo by a monster truck. Who could say no? Check out one of the year’s best local songs in a whole new light while you still can:

Blood is on the bad thriller mirror. Beat it, Billie Jean. You are not alone: A Michael Jackson videography

June 25, 2009

MichaelJackson-OffTheWallOkay, I didn’t want to do real work while I ate dinner, so instead I thought I should make some mention of pop legend Michael Jackson‘s death today at age 50. As there’s no known evidence of Jackson even passing through a truckstop bathroom in the area, to say nothing of actually coming to Springfield, there is little to say of the man of real relevance to the local music scene. That said, he was a huge presence in the music that shaped many people’s youths–in two generations–and there is much to be said for that. News of his controversial eccentricities eventually replaced the headlines his artistic cred once garnered, but there remains no denying that there was only one Michael Jackson. You can read any number of obits and schmaltzy blog posts elsewhere on The Internets; here, we just wanna make you dance. After the break is every music video we could find from Michael Jackson’s solo career. Moonwalk your living asses off in remembrance.


Billy Mays, eat your heart out

May 21, 2009

To mark the occasion of The Bootheel, The Cropdusters and By Hook Or Crook playing together in Springfield and Joplin on back-to-back nights–an event the bands are calling “The Two-Day Three-Way”–the members of The Cropdusters and The Bootheel wanted to collaborate and make something special for sale at the Outland Ballroom (Springfield) and Blackthorn Pizza (Joplin) concerts only… why not barbecue sauce? It is Memorial Day weekend, after all. When it came to pitching the new product, of course, the job could fall on no other shoulders than Bootheel drummer Warren Sandwell. We’ll let the hilarious (and not safe for work) results speak for themselves:

HeartPunch on The YouTubes

April 20, 2009

If you missed Yankton Sothern’s one-night-only supergroup HeartPunch, we have two pieces of good news for you:

1. The show Friday night at The High Life Live Martini Lounge went over so well there’s talk of another performance.

2. Sothern’s bandmate Kelly Robertson from Bottlefish taped the show and put part of it on YouTube. Rather than make you click a bunch to get to it, though, we’re giving you the straight feed:

Also in the vid you’ll see HeartPunch’s other members: Steve Newman (guitar), Lou Whitney (bass) and Ritchie Allen (drums). Enjoy.

FourFourTV @ SXSW: Part 1

March 26, 2009


As we said before, the purpose of the roadtrip to Austin for South By Southwest was to cover Springfield’s bands at one of America’s largest and most visible music festivals. It took a little time (this stuff doesn’t edit in 10 minutes, or even an hour), but we’re now proud to present Part 1 of the trip, covering local indie-rock group Ilijah‘s performance on Thursday. You’ll find it after the break, and stay tuned for Parts 2 and 3.


Cropdusters video, featuring every motherf***er you’ve ever heard of.

February 3, 2009

Fuck the Cropdusters.” An all-star cast of local music names and faces parades through this three-minute video to say exactly that. As you might imagine, it’s not safe for work, although if you can get away with it we highly recommend a watch. Filthy Thirds singer Trent Wilson’s part alone is worth it. Plus a cameo appearance by Mark Bilyeu? Awesome!

Oh, yeah, and the Cropdusters show is this Friday at the newly reopened Lindberg’s at 9 p.m. Five bucks gets you in, six more bucks gets you a CD. But who cares, cause, you know, fuck ’em.

In case you missed it: Jeremy Larson with Mute Math on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno

January 19, 2009

Can’t believe we almost forgot this. While we were out looking into the latest stop on our Forgotten Venues Tour last Thursday night, local singer-songwriter Jeremy Larson stepped on the Tonight Show stage with semi-local band Mute Math for a performance of “Spotlight” from the Twilight soundtrack. In case you missed it like we did, here’s the vid, courtesy of YouTube. Ah, The Internets…

It’s a local-music vlog

December 18, 2008

videoiconWe don’t know if you’ve noticed, but there has been a proliferation of videos coming from the local music scene lately. Promo videos for albums, single-song music videos… all covered. Being the fans of eye candy that we are, we’ve stockpiled those we can (sadly, we can’t embed MySpace TV vids) and are passing along the digital-vid goodness on to you. Think of it as FourFourTube. Click through and prepare to vege.