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#8 Rockit's Famous Pizza: Rockit's Famous Musicians or (The Bands that Made the Pizza Wheel Spin!)

"Oh Kevin, honey this is Bill. His band is playing next door at the Bluebird tonight!"

My Mom greeted me as I walked into the restaurant one Tuesday night. It was my night off from Rockit's and I was planning on popping over to the Bluebird. First, I wanted to see how business was. Even when I was off work, I was never really off work. It was the early/mid Nineties by this time and the business was…


Added by BURD on November 11, 2010 at 11:30pm — 43 Comments

Cannon Fodder For The Class by the Walking Ruins

Hello everyone:

The Walking Ruins will be playing Friday, June 20th 2008 at Uncle Festers.

We will also be releasing a CD made many years ago and never released. It has 19 tracks and is called "Cannon Fodder For The Class War". Copies will be available at the show.

I have uploaded 3 mp3s for the masses to consume.

See you there!

And here are the liner notes from the disc:

It was the summer of 1990, & unknown to us the invasion of Kuwait by Iraq was just weeks… Continue

Added by Jbarge on June 19, 2008 at 1:44pm — 2 Comments

Rock For No Reason - The Actual Festival


Eric arranged to have a stage built with the help of a theatre group. He hired someone to record the bands and video tape it as well. Finally the big day arrived for the long awaited festival to begin. I was working my job at The Bakery when Eric came by in distress. He had gone to the music store on Kirkwood to rent the drums and amps, but they didn’t have any. Uh oh. I was helpless. It appeared he had waited too long to find out if equipment would be available,… Continue

Added by Jbarge on April 25, 2008 at 9:50am — 11 Comments

Rock For No Reason: The Beginning (Part One)


There’s been some discussion about a large festival based out of Bloomington called Rock For No Reason (referred to as RFNR from now on) that took place in the late summer of 1987. As someone slightly involved, I have decided to put my memories down. First, a caveat; Eric Spears (i.e. White) was the organizer for RFNR; it was his brainchild and it was his effort that made it happen. If anyone can give the real skinny on this massive undertaking it is… Continue

Added by Jbarge on April 24, 2008 at 11:47am — 6 Comments

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