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Jessamyn Orchard, ‘Consequences,’ & Imaginary Friends

Singer-songwriter Jessamyn Orchard is rolling out her first studio-recorded EP, “Consequences,” in a weeklong, pan-Ozarks series of release activities. 9 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 6 at Lindberg’s: “The Rounds” hosted by Krista Meadows. Singer-songwriters in the round: Jess, Cord Bishop, Joe … Continue reading

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Auntie Em and the Tornadoes: a happy medium

Auntie Em and the Tornadoes continue to mine the creative tension between a thoughtful folky songwriter and a trio of energetic bluegrass players — tension that they release as music of good will among friends. They perform maybe once every … Continue reading

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Dancers agree with The Agreements

When Jim Whiteside struck up The Agreements and filled The Riff with their snappy, horn-based Memphis soul, many of the audience quickly left their chairs and populated the dance floor. They proved to be highly skilled dancers, who, aside from … Continue reading

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Treva & the Troublemakers: Thursday, 1/25 at Lindberg’s

Mutton Creek Marina’s annual fish fry in October on Stockton Lake was the first show of the third incarnation of Treva and the Troublemakers. The energized and generous crowd made the day a great success. The second show of this … Continue reading

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Izabel Crane & Ozarks Sheiks at Lindberg’s

Izabel Crane: refined yet intense, a blend of Gypsy jazz and Ozarks undertones. Ozarks Sheiks: raw sound, raw honesty, old-timey to punk — Post Trump Punk, singing truth to power. Each has one thing in common with the other: an … Continue reading

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Mood Ring Circus, Luna J. at The Riff

Two robust bands with strong followings — Mood Ring Circus and Luna J. — should generate some heat on this deep-freeze Saturday (1/13) at The Riff. The combination brings tasty contrasts: Mood Ring for expansive rock and Luna J. for … Continue reading

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Newly expanded, The Riff starts making some noise

The Riff at Classic Rock Coffee Co. looked somewhat like a grand opening on Saturday, Jan. 6, with three bands on the marquee, a packed parking lot and buzz among the folks inside. The only thing missing was special hoopla. … Continue reading

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This is the dividing line, right here

What is above this post is a blog celebrating the local music of Springfield, Mo. ———————————————- Below this post are excerpts from a bunch my freelance pieces, placed here mainly to show would-be clients what I could do. Although that … Continue reading

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New Boris Yeltsin CD — ‘Distortion can be very pretty’

Published in the Springfield (Mo.) News-Leader, May 29, 2015 This content cannot be reproduced without permission of the News-Leader. Celebrating a decade of congenial indie pop recordings, Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin is releasing an album that strives to … Continue reading

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As girls’ rock camp expands, eight bands to play benefit

Published in the Springfield (Mo.) News-Leader, May 22, 2015 This content cannot be reproduced without permission of the News-Leader. Ever since Nora Powell took part in last year’s inaugural Queen City Rock Camp, she’s been fired up for this year’s … Continue reading

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