sound check

local music news
Rock/pop outfit Chasing Ghosts will have their CD release show at the Murray Hill Theatre on June 6th. Their past releases got rave reviews so be sure to pick up their latest! — Also on June 6th, Fit for Rivals will unveil their full-length Steady Damage at The Pit. The band, who you might remember from April’s Sound Check, is fresh off of a national tour with local superstars The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus. — Tough Junkie’s debut album, Grab What You Can, will be released on the 9th. The CD contains samples from local bands like Elevated Hip-Hop Experience, Tropic of Cancer, Heavenly Noise, Snacks, Hallelujah, Face Eraser and Airport Factory. Get your copy at — Members of Helios Eye, Zeke and others got together to form Borromakat earlier this year. The local super-group makes its live debut at The Pit on June 10th. Be sure to check out before heading out to show your support. — Starke Christian metal band Embrace the Empire will be releasing their album Across Two Shores on June 26th. Celebrate the release at the Murray Hill Theatre that night at the band’s CD release party. — Yet another CD release show will go down on the 26th. Pop punk five-piece Hands High will share their EP Let’s Get Out Of Here! with fans at Jack Rabbits that night. — Marion Crane is putting together a 6-song EP to be released very soon. Check out some of the tunes that will be on the record at — Speaking of new CDs in the works, Honey Chamber is also planning an attack on your auditory senses. Keep an eye on their MySpace for the details:

get outta town
June 3: The Decemberists / Blind Pilot– The Tabernacle; Atlanta, GA
June 5: The Sounds / No Doubt– Lakewood Amphitheatre; Atlanta, GA
June 9: Bon Iver / Elvis Perkins- Revolution; Ft. Lauderdale
June 10: Animal Collective– Club Firestone; Orlando
June 12: The Dear Hunter– Common Grounds; Gainesville
June 13: Grizzly Bear / TV on the Radio– The Tabernacle; Atlanta, GA
June 27: Kid Rock / Lynyrd Skynyrd– Ford Amphitheatre; Tampa

venue of the month
The Pearl
1101 N. Main St., Springfield

With its light-up dance floor and jaw-dropping tree sculptures, The Pearl has been the place to party since it opened in 2005. The venue has played host to numerous CD release parties and the occasional live show, but its best known for drawing crowds with its high-energy dance nights and terrific drink specials. A full bar (including a wide variety of both imported and domestic beers) plus their friendly staff and award-winning DJs makes The Pearl one of the hottest nightclubs in town.

Weekly Happenings

Ladies Night and Karaoke with HAL 9000

Control with DJ Ricky

Pearl Friday with DJ Tom P. (80s, hip-hop, electro, dance, indie, synth pop, new wave)

Overtime with DJ Ricky (indie, electro, hip-hop, 90s)

june album releases

June 2
Jon Robert- Meant To Be
Iggy Pop- Preliminaires
Emery- In Shallow Seas We Sail

June 9
Dredg- The Pariah, the Parrot, the Delusion
There for Tomorrow- A Little Faster

June 23
Letoya- Lady Love
The Dear Hunter- Act III: Life and Death
Alexisonfire- Old Crows/Young Cardinals
Foreign Born- Person to Person
The Higher- It’s Only Natural

June 30
Stillhouse- Hollow Dakota