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Thursday, July 5, 2012 07:59 pm
As the undeniable Don Van Vliet performing as Captain Beefheart once said in his song Ice Cream for Crow, “It’s so hot it looks like you got three beaks crow,” and these days I think...
Thursday, June 28, 2012 01:01 am
What a wonderful time it can be when wild notions become reality. For Robbie Kording and his idea for the Patchwork 2012 Springfield Music Compilation, now is that time. As I recently wrote in Now Pla...
Thursday, June 21, 2012 03:23 pm
If you dare say there’s nothing going on in Springfield these days, you just might be silly and wrong. Mid-June is one of the busiest times of the year for an intense and expansive variety of mu...
Thursday, June 14, 2012 06:35 pm
I see lots of exciting things on board for this week in the capital city. Let’s get to it, so as not to miss a thing. The inimitable Don Williams performs next Tuesday, June 16, at the Sangamon ...
Thursday, June 7, 2012 03:06 pm
Now that the SOHO Fest in lovely downtown Springfield is in the books for 2012, the controversy about the early closing of small festivals downtown will subside, but other events are approaching and t...
Thursday, May 31, 2012 11:07 am
On Saturday the Hoogland Center for the Arts hosts David Cain & Senses featuring percussionist Paul Wertico in a program called A Feast for the Senses. The dinner features Chef Shaun Moore with Ar...
Thursday, May 24, 2012 04:40 am
Ah yes, here we are at the official kickoff of the summertime season. Once known as Decoration Day, we now have Memorial Day and it’s become a weekend. So as it sits, we are off to enjoy and ind...
Thursday, May 17, 2012 09:46 am
Amid the many calamities occurring everywhere all the time, the Springfield music scene recently had our very own crisis to overcome. Mayor Michael Houston announced last Thursday morning on the Jim L...
Thursday, May 10, 2012 03:18 am
I once received a gift from the brilliant guitarist and songwriter Jim Schniepp, co-founder of the local, lovely band Backwards Day with Illinois Times contributor Scott Faingold. The present was a ho...
Thursday, May 3, 2012 03:30 pm
What started out as a quick bit on an upcoming three-hour gig for Johnny Owens at Gallagher’s evolved into a conversation covering the singer’s life in music. From beginnings in the church...

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