While we are sitting around not having shows and not sure when we can ever have shows again, we just dug up a little video from the vault (from about one month ago). This one is from a show one month ago- the full band of Melanie A. Davis from Murray, Kentucky came and performed. Today we bring you a video of the band performing the song “I Don’t Really Care, Do You?” Check that out on the player embedded below.
Also check out our youtube page if you are thirsty for more live videos shot at our space and from our earlier Black Sheep years. Or, our vids/pics page has a lot of them listed out as well.
Here’s yet some more new local music coming out in these times of COVID-19 and the stay-at-home order of 2020. This time we have a brand new 18 track album from Mark Schwartz – Mark is guitarist in free jazz project End Times Trio, as well as the brains behind other solo projects including Forest Saints, Demons on Wheels, and Tin Ghost. This time Mark is just releasing a full album under his own name! Who’d of thought! This album is just called Mark Schwartz on Guitar and it’s pretty much just exactly that! Enjoy on the player below, or also head over to Mark’s bandcamp page to purchase the download of the album.
We are listing this one on our Springfield album archive page, bringing us to 12 releases that we have kept track of so far this year.
Today we bring you some brand new Springfield music in these times of stay-at-home orders, coming from local hip hop artist “Clutch.” Clutch has released twelve new tracks on her soundcloud page, and hinted that a proper tape release is on the way. We have the first of those three tracks – “Pain,” featuring YM Tae, “Research,” featuring Dunk, and “Hard Times” featuring ABM Kid all on separate players embedded below. Check out all of the tracks on Clutch’s soundcloud right here.
An article in the City State section of today’s State Journal-Register touches on how some local musicians have been coping with shows cancelling in the area (and around the globe) due to COVID-19 and the stay-at-home order. Pictured above and in the article is Micah Walk of folk group Deep Hollow, who also gives guitar lessons and manages to do so now through webcam from his home. Steven Spearie also interviewed local solo artist Ben Bedford about how his upcoming tour dates were cancelled and how he is dealing with the cancellations. From the article:
All of that, woosh, gone,” said Bedford of the shows knocked out by the fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic. “It makes me slightly nauseous to think of the amount of work and the amount of money that disappeared (from that).”
Now Bedford, who has spent nearly 15 years being a full-time musician, is trying a service called Patreon. For a monthly subscription, Bedford will offer patrons exclusive content not available on his website or other social media platforms, like videos, behind the scene glimpses from his life or songs or lyrics in progress.
Check out a link to the article online right here, or pick up the State Journal Register at your local… grocery store.
Find a link to Ben Bedford’s newly created Patreon page online right here!
What a weird week this is going to be… our store is closed the whole entire week. There are no shows for the foreseeable future. We are only selling things online, offering the option of curbside pickup, or delivering orders directly to you. So far all of that has worked out alright for us in these strange, strange times. Any support we can get from anyone is much appreciated. Anyways… we have a stack of some new LPs, used LPs, 12″ singles and new CDs for you this week as always. Let’s take a look at our hours… we mean let’s link to our Discogs and storenvy pages online and then jump into what’s new.
Link to our online Discogs page right here.
Link to our online Storenvy page (t-shirts, gift cards, and more) right here.
Bauhaus – In The Flat Field
Behemoth – I Loved You At Your Darkest
Code Orange – Underneath
Converge – The Dusk In Us
The Damned – Fiendish Shadows
Dan Deacon – Mystic Familiar
Death Angel – Humanicide
KMFDM – Paradise
Jay Reatard – Blood Visions
Mgla – Age of Excuse
Pilgrim State – Effective Spiritual Warfare
Spice Girls – Spice World
Alabama – My Home’s In Alabama
Berlin – Pleasure Victim
Carole King – Simple Things
Chet Atkins – Mister Guitar
Chicago’s Earl of Old Town Cafe & Pub – Entertainment Nightly
Clannad – Clannad In Concert
Clannad – Sirius
Cyndi Lauper – True Colors
Dead Kennedys – Give Me Convenience or Give Me Death
Devo – Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!
Electro Quarterstaff – Aykroyd
Elton John – Blue Moves
Elton John – A Single Man
Fleetwood Mac – Penguin
Hank Williams, Jr. – Wild Streak
Gene Watson – Reflections
Gordon Lightfoot – Lightfoot
Gordon Lightfoot – The Best Of
Graham Parsons / The Flying Burrito Bros. – Sleepless Nights
Helen Reddy – I Don’t Know How To Loe Him
Jackson Browne – Late For The Sky
Jimmy Clanton – Just A Dream
Kansas – Drastic Measures
Lester Lanin – Twistin’ In High Society
Low Max – Spitzbube
Merle Haggard And The Strangers – A Working Man Can’t Get Nowhere
Michel Legrand – Windmills of Your Mind
Nelson Olmsted – Tales of Terror
Poetry Grenade – Rocket
Ricky Nelson – Ricky
Roger Williams – Songs of the Soaring 60’s
Savoy Brown – Boogie Brothers
The Screaming Paisleys – Exit
Simply Red – Picture Book
Szakcsi – Sa-chi
Tom T. Hall – The Magnificent Music Machine
Tom Scott & The L.A. Express – Tom Cat
Umbrella – Rough Trade Live!
The Yips – Bonfire In A Dixie Cup
The 700 Club – The 700 Club
Earatik Statik – Evil Is Timeless
Funkmaster Flex – Sad and Blue
Ice Cube – $100 Bill Y’all
Kate & Anna McGarrigle – Love Over And Over
Modill – Vacant Rhymes / Nightly
Whistle – Still My Girl / Transformation
Al Jarreau – Best of Al Jarreau
Art Blakey – Drums Around The Corner
Art Blakey – Paris Jam Session
Art Tatum – Art Tatum’s Finest Hour
Bay City Rollers – The Definitive Collection
The Bogside Zukes – Home Again
Boiler Room – Can’t Breathe
Boney James – Backbone
Boney James – Sweet Thing
Boss Hog – Whiteout
Bracket – When All Else Fails
The Breeders – Title TK
Cake – Comfort Eagle
Cake – Fashion Nugget
Canibus – “C” True Hollywood Stories
Coleman Hawkins – Body & Soul
Coleman Hawkins – Ken Burns Jazz
Cracker – Gentleman’s Blues
The Cure – Bloodflowers
The Cure – Disintegration
David Baerwald – Here Comes The New Folk Underground
Bavid Byrne – Look Into The Eyeball
D:Fuse – Psychotrance 2000
Dr. Dre – 2001
Elvis Presley – A Hundred Years From Now
Elvis Presley – Sunrise
Enya – Watermark
Fabolous – More Street Dreams
Freddie Hubbard – Priceless Jazz Collection
Freddie Hubbard – Hub-Tones
Fugees – Bootleg Versions
Gang Starr – Moment of Truth
George Howard – The Very Best of George Howard
Gil Scott-Heron – The Mind of Gil Scott-Heron
Heidi Berry – An Anthology
Jodeci – Diary of a Mad Band
Keith Lockart – Encore!
Keith Jarrett / Gary Peacock – Always Let Me Go
Ludacris – Back For The First Time
Master P / Eddie Griffin – Foolish Soundtrack
Ma$e – Double Up
New Edition – Home Again
Oscar Peterson Trio – + One Clark Terry
Oscar Peterson – Plays The Duke Ellington Song Book
PM Dawn – Jesus Wept
Randall Bramblett – No More Mr. Lucky
Steve Earle & The Dukes – Exit O
Thelonious Monk – Jazz Profile
Thelonious Monk – Monk’s Greatest Hits
Various – The Blue Note Years: The New Era
Various – Locked on Unlocked
Warren Hill – Truth
Widespread Panic – Ain’t Love Grand
Widespread Panic – Another Joyous Occasion
X – Hey Zeus
X – More Fun In The New World
Maybe now with the stay-at-home order we should start expecting to see more music coming especially from all of the solo musical projects of Springfield, such as solo ambient artist Timothy Donavan Russell! Today we bring you a new album from Timothy – this one is two longer tracks, under the release name Rest. You can find that streaming on the player embedded below. This time Timothy actually has some others joining him on this release, from the bandcamp notes:
1) echo – ft Ted Russell on guitar as discovered on the old Starry Eye echoplex (for our collective histories and ancestors)
2) beginning – ft Garrick Veenstra on voice (for Galileo the Cat and all sentient beings)
Head on over to Timothy’s bandcamp page to download the album at your own price. This is Timothy’s first release on his bandcamp so far this year – we’ve also added this one to our Springfield album archive page bringing us to 11 releases we have kept track of this year so far.
How’s everyone doing out there this week? Let’s see if we can get the local music news and updates coming this next couple of weeks as the COVID-19 lockdown continues… here is a hot, brand new music video recently released by Springfield artist Satisfy. That is for the song “My Way” and you can check out the video, filmed by Visual Paradise, on the player below. As you can see, the video was shot in downtown Springfield (probably when it was a safer time to go outside). Satisfy is a part of the DB Entertainment collective.
“My Way” is the second track off of the Satisfy album, Take A Deep Dive Into What I Go Through, which was released last year. This video and many other music videos shot over the years are listed on our vids/pics page.