Dirty Da Don: “STFU” (Music Video)

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Local hip hop artist Dirty Da Don is at it again, with yet another new music video for another song off of his recent album, Project Legendary 5. This time Don dropped a new video for the song “STFU” at some point last month. This one was produced by “Eye 2 Animate” and is shot right here in downtown Springfield. Check out the video on the player below.

Also check out a long list of other local music videos from over the years on our vids/pics page.

The Dixie Narcos: “Shake It (Baby)”

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Today we bring you a fairly new song from Jacksonville Illinois-based psychedelic rock project, The Dixie Narcos. This new song is called “Shake It (Baby)” and you can find it on the player below. The song presumably comes from a new album, which The Dixie Narcos are dropping more teasers for on their facebook page saying will be ready at some point next week.

The Dixie Narcos have released many albums over the last few years. Check out more of their music on their bandcamp page.

Springfield Featured in Spotlight on Levitt AMP Blog

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Although the Levitt AMP Music Series that was supposed to be taking place once again this summer out on the Y-block here downtown has been post-poned until 2021, the Levitt AMP site remains active and the foundation has also been active hosting online concerts. Springfield’s very own group, The Deep Hollow was featured as part of the online series late last month, and along with that the Levitt AMP site blog had a nice write-up spotlighting Springfield. You can check that all out right here. From the post:

Nearly 8,000 people attended the inaugural Levitt AMP Springfield Music Series last summer, and lawn surveys conducted by volunteers show an enthusiastic response from the community. Over 80 percent of respondents said that they would like to see a permanent concert venue in the space, and would regularly attend concerts if a permanent band shell was constructed. Other suggestions from the community include a dog park, tennis courts, food truck plaza, and more. “No one was using this block before Levitt AMP,” says (Lisa) Stott, “and now people see the possibilities.”

Keep following that Levitt AMP Springfield facebook page for more Levitt related going-ons and news on the 2021 season to be announced later on.

Mark Schwartz: “The Boy/Girl/Woman Who”

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Yes, here is yet another release by Mark Schwartz, local musician, during this quarantine. Today we bring you one of the latest releases from Mark, entitled The Boy/Girl/Woman Who. This is another instrumental album, this time five tracks, and you can find them all streaming below. Unlike some of Mark’s other guitar works, this is entirely computer compositions. Head on over to the Mark Schwartz bandcamp page where you can purchase the download of the album and find much much more of Mark’s music.

We also of course have this listed on our Springfield album archive page, bringing us to a total of 34 local releases we have kept track of so far this year.

Springfield Area Arts Council’s “Artist On The Plaza” Series

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Here we are today telling you about an “Artist On The Plaza” series that is just about over, and started back at the start of July. This one is being organized by the Springfield Area Arts Council, and it is a Tuesday and Thursday series taking place right outside of Café Moxo, one block over from us here downtown. From the Arts Council website:

For over thirty years, the Springfield Area Arts Council has hosted a summertime concert series called Artist on the Plaza. This year, the Arts Council will host the program with a new title, Artist on Adams, and a new location, outside Café Moxo. As in previous years, this series will consist of performances by local musicians and is free to the public. The hour-long concerts will be family-friendly and enjoyable for all.

The Arts Council acknowledges the Illinois Arts Council Agency for funding the concerts this year through an arts relief grant.

These events are free to the public, and happen right at noon, from 12:00 to 1:00 pm. The two remaining performances are Erica Eggers on Tuesday, August 4th and then Josie Lowder on Thursday, August 6th.

No, we are not anywhere near ready to begin hosting shows inside our own show space yet.

Meezy Killafield: “Never Change” (Music Video)

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Here is once again another fresh music video straight from another 217 hip hop act – this time Meezy Killafield has once again teamed up with Twenty One Seven Studios to put out this new video for his song “Never Change.” This song comes off of Meezy’s brand new album, Killafield Kronicles 2 which was released earlier this month. You can check out the song and video embedded on the player below.

Check out a long list of other local music videos shot over the years on our vids/pics page.

Zach Moad & Young Frost: “High Definition”

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Today we bring you another new local music release, this one coming from two newer hip hop acts Zach Moad and Young Frost. The two are part of the “Vision Glory Entertainment” collective of artists aka “Visiongloryent.” Their new album is called High Definition and you can find a long list of links to streaming services it is available on right here.

We have this one listed as number 33 of releases we have kept track of so far this year on our Springfield album archive page.

Meezy Killafield: “Killafield Kronicles 2”

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Here we are catching up on more 217 hip hop releases that have been dropping this summer. This one’s a big one… earlier this month local artist Meezy Killafield dropped his big follow-up to Killafield Kronicles, and that is Killafield Kronicles 2. You can find that streaming on the youtube player below or right here, also check it out on Apple Music right here. This album features a whole 17 tracks.

Of course we are adding this one to our Springfield album archive page, bringing us to 33 releases we have kept track of this year so far.

Mark Schwartz: “Landscape Elements”

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Time to try to get back on track with any new local music that has been coming out recently! Mark Schwartz continues to crank out release after release during these times of Covid, and we have some catching up to do in letting you know what new albums he has came out with. This one is another instrumental, called Landscape Elements. It’s ten tracks, and you can find it streaming on the player below. Also head on over to the Mark Schwartz bandcamp page where you can purchase the download and find much much more music.

Of course we have also added this one to the Springfield album archive page, bringing us to 32 local releases we have kept track of so far this year.