Terrell Burns feat. Roddrick Lemar: “Frustrated”

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Today we bring you a new song and video from local HISO Music artist Terrell Burns. This track is called “Frustrated” and it features Roddrick Lemar. You can find the song and video, which is a response to the Black Lives Matter movement and racial injustice streaming on the player embedded below. Terrell Burns released his TBH EP later last year. Find the song on soundcloud right here.

Check out many more local videos shot over the years on our vids/pics page right here.

Record Store Day 2020 Update, “Drop Dates,” Etc.

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Had we mentioned what the current plan is for Record Store Day 2020 recently? The event was originally planned for April 2020, was pushed back to June 20th at some point, and now has once again been post-poned into three different “drop dates.” Many of the exclusive titles that were originally supposed to be released for the big day back in April are now being released on August 29th, September 26th, and October 24th for participating stores.

To see a list of what records are being released on those drop dates, you can check out the Record Store Day website here. Some of you have been asking us about Record Store Day and what is going on with our store and those dates. We can say that we will be participating in the drop dates to a very limited extent right now. We will have a few of these records in, but we will likely not be making a big event out of it. We will likely be going back to normal with Record Store Day being a big event for us in November for Black Friday or next year in April 2021.

Da Wax Feat. Lil Dip: “Da World Is Yours” (Music Video)

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Here is the second local music video we are bringing to you today. Here is another one shot and produced by Court Boy Visuals based right out of here in town. This one is a song by Da Wax featuring Lil Dip called “Da World Is Yours.” You can check out the song and video embedded below.

Once again, you can check out a long list of music videos shot over the years on our vids/pics page.

Boss Lady V: “My Season” (Music Video)

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Happy Sunday everyone and we hope you are having a good weekend. Today we are coming at ya’ with another local music video, this one shot by Glass Imagery. This song is called “My Season” and it’s by local artist Boss Lady V. You can check that out on the youtube player embedded below. Check out more of Boss Lady V’s music on her soundcloud page right here.

Check out our vids/pics page for a long list of other music videos from over the years.

Mark Schwarz: “Year Of The Rat”

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Here we are once again reporting with yet another release from local solo musician Mark Schwartz during these times. This one is a whole 21 track release entitled Year Of The Rat and you can find that streaming on the player below. Head on over to Mark’s bandcamp page where you can find more music and purchase the download of this album.

This would be Mark’s seventh album since the start of the quarantine. We have added this one and others to our long list of local releases on our Springfield album archive page.

International Route 66 Mother Road Festival (Car Show Weekend) Cancelled

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What we found to be one of the craziest weekends downtown (in a good way) on our first go-around last year of being at our new location, “Car Show Weekend,” has unfortunately now officially been cancelled for this summer. The International Route 66 Mother Road Festival which takes place every year at the end of September and was slated to take place this year from September 25th-27th, has decided to pull the plug this year after growing concerns of the rise of COVID-19. From the festival’s facebook page:

The current status of the phased reopening in Illinois, coupled with an overabundance of caution has been the major force in driving this decision. We are fully planning to host the event in 2021 and will announce dates as soon as they are confirmed.

Participants who have pre-registered vehicles will automatically receive a refund. Please note it may take up to 30 days to receive your refund. You will receive an email once the cancellation is processed and you will see the credit to your credit card within 5-7 business days from that date.

The International Route 66 Mother Road Festival hosts and organizers appreciate your patience and support as we work through this unprecedented situation. We look forward to seeing you in 2021.

At this point every major downtown festival and event has been cancelled this summer, we’ll keep our site updated on more cancellations or news on what events are still happening. The St. Patrick’s Day Parade downtown was originally re-scheduled for September as well, although the future is still unpredictable for events even at that time.

Our Arcade Is Now Open + July Store Updates

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Yesterday, we made a surprise announcement that our arcade is now open to the public. That’s right, 10 games – (1 sit down racing game, 4 stand up classic arcade games, and 5 pinball machines), all waiting for you. Along with that announcement, we announced that we are upping our store hours to 11:00 am to 7:00 pm for now. The arcade is open during all of those hours as well, and we are testing things out with the arcade this month and will make adjustments if needed. For now, here is how we are doing things with our arcade:

👾 We currently have 10 games (5 pinball / 5 arcade).
👾 Entry is $5 or with $10 of any purchase in the store.
👾 All games are set to free / unlimited play (no quarters).
👾 We are limiting arcade occupancy to 4 at a time.
👾 Use hand sanitizer before and after entering

And here is a breakdown of some changes with the store:

💿 Face masks are now REQUIRED to enter
💿 Our hours are increased to 11am-7pm every day
💿 We are limiting to no more than 10 inside the building

One other thing! Now would be a good time to tell you all that we also will be open for July 4th this year (tomorrow)! We figure since we are now debuting the arcade and most normal Fourth of July activities are cancelled, we should be open.

Join us for some pinball and arcade chat on our forum! Now let’s play some games!

No Good Deed: “Too Much”

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The wait is finally over, Springfield “psychobilly” band No Good Deed have released their very first recorded track after they have started being a band and playing shows at some point last year. That song is called “Too Much” and you can find it on the player below. Also head on over to the band’s bandcamp page to download the song at your own price.

Oh! And what’s this? We are starting to see more things resembling shows pop up, and it looks like No Good Deed is going to be performing outside of Buzz Bomb on August 1st along with Spencer Stokes! Find a facebook event for that one right here.

July 25th (outside of) Buzz Bomb Brewery: Stick People, Blushe

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What’s this, today we are posting about a show that’s coming up in town!??! The first time we have done so in close to… four months??? This one is not happening at our space, it is happening just one block over from us outside of Buzz Bomb Brewery (406 E Adams). Buzz Bomb has been hosting live music acts (usually one per night) this past month or so, and we are starting to see other live music pop up around town as well (usually always outdoors). This is one of the first events coming up we’ve seen that we feel is notable to mention on our site and fits more of the description of a traditional “show” with multiple acts. Happening on Saturday, July 25th and those two acts are… Taylorville/Springfield alt. rockers Stick People, and Springfield punk group Blushe. Both groups have had new music come out during this pandemic.

Find a facebook event for this “punk night” right here. Start time is 8:00 pm, admission is free, and this would be… all ages? We are pretty sure? Also it might be time for us to reboot our Springfield shows page to keep track of some things happening around town?? Hmmmmm…