Today… keeping up with our ongoing roll of new Springfield local music we are excited to be bringing you this *exclusive* brand new two-track release from a new project that evolved from Kate Laine’s solo material – Kate The Band. Kate The Band has just dropped two hot new tracks – “Wine & Dine” and “Starry Eyes” and you can find them both streaming on the player embedded below. Head over to the Kate The Band bandcamp page to purchase the download of the songs.
Kate Laine will be going on a solo tour herself starting… tonight! Tonight in St. Louis at Foam is the first of a seven day stretch along with Jordan Collins from Washington! Amazing! The last day of the stretch is happening one week from today at our spot, (June 19th). Be sure to check out more info on that show right here and come out!
Kate released Recurring Dream as a debut album under her solo project in 2017. We’ll also be adding this two-track release to our Springfield album archive (number 444)!
We still can’t get over how magical last Thursday night was when we had the once in a lifetime opportunity and the planets aligned so that original Jamaican ska band The Skatalites could perform an outdoor concert in the heart of our downtown. This morning we are bringing you a collection of photos taken from that night (doesn’t look like any videos have really surfaced, sorry)! We’ve compiled a flickr photo album of 45 photos that you can check out right here. Photographers include Brian Galecki (Dumb Records), Carol Weems (Activator Magazine), and Adam Nicholson (Sala). Check those out there or a few above and below. There are a couple of opening act TaQsem as well.
The Skatalites on June 6th was one concert in a ten-part series – the next one happening tomorrow night (same place, same time) with the Illinois Symphony Orchestra Brass Band and Nashville Harpist “Timbre“. For the full list of concerts coming up on the block, go to the Levitt AMP Springfield website.