Local Drags: “Shit’s Lookin’ Up”

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Today we are happy to be blessed with a brand new album for a (kinda) new local group, and it rocks. The new-ish local group is called “Local Drags” featuring members of Starter Jackets and other bands. They have been around for a minute we guess but haven’t really played a whole lot in town. That’s gonna change though – they have a show lined up as a record release here at our spot on June 28th. If we haven’t made an official announcement for that show yet, we will very soon. You can stream Local Drags’s debut album, Shit’s Lookin’ Up, on the player below in its 10-track entirety. The album is actually being released on real vinyl on Stardumb Records and It’s Alive Records. Head over to the Local Drags bandcamp page to also stream the album or purchase the mp3 download.

Check out that facebook event for that release show right here. We are also adding this one to releases this year on our Springfield album archive page.

The Skatalites Free Concert (Levitt AMP) Five Days Away

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These are crazy times, and even though this is all we’ve been talking about for the past month or so we felt it appropriate to give you all a friendly reminder that the legendary 1960’s original Jamaican ska group The Skatalites will be performing in free in downtown Springfield in five days on Thursday, June 6th. Wow. Dumb Records is on for a main sponsor for this Levitt AMP Springfield concert which is one in ten Thursday night concerts as part of their series presented by PNC Bank. For a full list and descriptions of each of those concerts coming up check out the Levitt AMP site right here.

For those who are not aware, the Levitt AMP concerts take place on the Y-Block right in front of the Governor’s Mansion downtown. All concerts start at 6:00 pm and go until 8:30 pm. For this upcoming Thursday there is an upcoming act and that is local artist Taqsem. Check out some of The Skatalites’ music streaming on the player below. From what we can tell this is going to be one of six shows the band is playing in the United States this year.