Posts Tagged ‘z 106.7 fm’

Rock Talk 9/20 with 7 Dollar Stereo… followed by pops and whistles

September 24, 2009

kzrqrocktalklogo1Technology is a bitch. We belly-crawled out of bed the day after FourFourFest to bring you the latest episode of Rock Talk with 7 Dollar Stereo chatting up its big Outland Ballroom show Saturday night, as well as previews of last Tuesday’s Future Leaders of the World show at Nathan P. Murphy’s and this Friday’s show with Ha Ha Tonka, Macon Greyson and The Cropdusters at Lindberg’s, but the radio gods (not to be confused with Primitive Radio Gods) intervened. So instead we have the interview with 7 Dollar Stereo, and, well, we’ll pretend like the rest happened, too. Enjoy after the break.



Rock Talk 8/16 with The Sociables, Shinebriter, Sunrise Cassette and the dreaded wambats-versus-robots debate

August 17, 2009

kzrqrocktalklogo1Some important questions were answered during last night’s episode of Z 106.7’s Rock Talk, questions that were frankly long overdue for resolution:

1. What the hell happened to The Sociables, and when can we finally see them again? Do they have their album ready?

2. What the hell happened to Shinebriter, and when can we finally see them again?

3. Why the hell did Sunrise Cassette have to change its name, and when can we finally pick up the new album?

4. Who the hell is crazy enough to debate whether wambats or robots would rule the post-apocalyptic world, and who would preside over such madness?

The last is the irreplaceable Simon Nytes of Z fame, the next-to-last is Chris and Scott (the men behind the website you’re reading right now), and the rest is answered after the break in most entertaining fashion.


Rock Talk 8/2 with Offset, Bringers of the Dawn, Ryan Piotrowski of Rock On Music Video Competition and Good Times

August 3, 2009

kzrqrocktalklogo1Hungry for good local-music radio? Here’s a recipe:



Bringers of the Dawn

Ryan Piotrowski of the Rock On Music Video Competition

Good Times


1. Add Offset to talk about opening for tonight’s Primer 55 show at The Outland Ballroom. Stir gently in a large bowl.

2. Add Bringers of the Dawn and a series of quirky-yet-amazing, shirtless in-studio musical performances.* Mix with above.

3. Add a dash of Ryan Piotrowski discussing the upcoming screenings for the Rock On competition at Moxie Cinema

4. Add 1 cup of Good Times talking about Wednesday’s Bloody Battle of the Bands at Remington’s Southside (1655 W. Republic Rd.), sprinkling performances from other participating acts to make up Four from The FourFour.

5. Stir gently over low heat until done.

Just like that, you’ve got last night’s episode of Rock Talk on Z 106.7, which can serve as many people as you’d like and leaves a satisfying, heartburn-free feeling at the end of the desired serving. Way better than takeout, take it from us. Best of all, it reheats well the next day, as you’ll find out after the break.

* They used the shirts to muffle the drum kit inside the studio. Trust us, it was necessary. However, ladies, if you’re curious we hear there may be video available later.


Rock Talk 7/26 with HeartPunch, The Seed, Washington Irving and Knife*Death

July 27, 2009

kzrqrocktalklogo1We’re calling this episode an instant classic. Consider: HeartPunch, the local “supergroup” comprised of members of Fuller’s Earth, The Skeletons and The Domino Kings leads off with acoustic performances and some healthy discussion of their show this Friday; The Seed dropped by ahead of their second CD release party of the year, happening Friday at The Outland Ballroom; we were finally able to have Washington Irving come by the studio and discuss its August 1 show and why it has to be a farewell; and to finish the night Knife*Death flipped the whole show on its ear with an insanely funny “interview” and played tracks from the new Phallic Malice EP coming out Wednesday night. It’s a show bursting at the seams with awesome, and it begins after the break.


The Show Report, 7/23: Homecoming in July

July 23, 2009

Tonight brings two Springfield residents–one past, one present–back to the city for a big show. Future Leaders of the World, fronted by onetime Springfield resident Phil Taylor and the band responsible for this hit song, headlines The Outland Ballroom tonight with¬†Formant, Assembly Line Gods and Glass Bottom Boat Ride. Also back in town is FLOW bassist and Formant guitarist Erik McGreevy, who will be doing double duty during the last two sets of the night. It’s a triumphant return for both men, each of whom has strong ties to the city and both of whom have worked hard to make the return of FLOW a success. So consider tonight’s show a celebration of sorts, and prepare to party accordingly. We’ll be there, along with the crew from Z 106.7 FM and Ozarks Live Productions, and we all like talking music over a beer. Find us and partake.

Elsewhere in Your Music Scene tonight:


Rock Talk 7/5: Local Music Appreciation Night, Part Deux

July 6, 2009

kzrqrocktalklogo1It was an idea so good, and so popular, we had to do it again. In fact, it came up the night of the first Local Music Appreciation Night, which was held in honor of 4/4 Day. That was a fun occasion to assemble two hours’ worth of local-music songs to play; this time we did it just because. Okay, okay, if you need a reason:

1. Saturday was July 4

2. We love America

3. Americans love music (we’re keeping this premise as vague as possible)

There ya go. So behold, two MORE hours of nothing but songs from Assembly Line Gods, As Of Now, The Bootheel, Bottlefish, Daniel Maple of The Never Saints, Formant, Jam Room, Jeb Venable of The Cropdusters, Odd Things Happen When It’s 60 Below (that’s right, an old-school track!), Poor Man’s Vision, Roots Of Mankind, The Rugs, The Seed, Speakeasy, Trash Angels, Troy and The Eric Weiler Band. Tune in, turn on and rock out after the break.


Rock Talk, 6/28: Underground Blues Division, The Nova Heat and the best pitchman ever

June 29, 2009

kzrqrocktalklogo1When it comes to Rock Talk on Z 106.7, we like to think it’s the listener that always wins. In the world of television pitchmen, our guests seemed to agree: Billy Mays, the voice of OxiClean who died yesterday at age 50, could kick Shamwow seller Vince Offer’s a** at selling stuff. Gone but not forgotten, impersonations of Mays peppered our interviews with both Underground Blues Division and The Nova Heat, both of which have major CD release shows coming July 10. TNH’s singer songwriter, Jason Loftin, even stuck around to lend a hand with Four from The Four Four to close out the show. We laughed a lot and pitched some great local music (like it needs a pitch), though never as good as the master. In the end, of course, you win, dear listener. Enjoy the spoils of victory after the break.¬†


Rock Talk 6/21/09 w/Mark Bilyeu, Holstein, Roots Of Mankind, This Night Is Forever, James Davis Memorial

June 22, 2009


A packed studio, an equally (and sometimes more) packed hallway, a local-music legend, a band to watch with a new album, some cool shows to discuss… yup, it’s another edition of Rock Talk on Z 106.7 FM. Not just any episode, though; Mark Bilyeu of Big Smith and solo fame got us started off (see him Wednesday with Backyard Tire Fire at Lindberg’s, btw. It will be awesome); followed by Holstein with new tracks from Blood On James River, out this weekend; then Roots Of Mankind discussed its Scene Unity Show Saturday at Remmington’s Downtown; This Night Is Forever explained its origins in New Jersey and how it got on Glass Bottom Boat Ride‘s DVD filming at The Outland Ballroom; and we put together a Four From the Four Four with artists from the upcoming James Davis memorial show at Nathan P. Murphy’s. It was a busy night and a truly grand show. Find it all after the break.


Rock Talk 6/14 with Tuck & Abney and The Short Histories of Powerful Nations

June 15, 2009

kzrqrocktalklogo1Diversity is a wonderful thing, isn’t it? Last night’s episode of Rock Talk on Z 106.7 was an example of local-music diversity at its best. It started with a sit-down talk with local acoustic duo Tuck & Abney to talk about the group’s maddeningly busy schedule of shows, accompanied by two in-studio performances. That was followed by an appearance by thinking-man’s hard-rock group The Short Histories of Powerful Nations, who previewed their new album, A Brief Treatise on Land Ownership Vol. 1, and its corresponding release show this Friday. Oh, and did we mention the all-new-tunes edition of Four from the FourFour? Experience local-radio goodness after the break.