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Thursday, April 19, 2012 03:31 pm
From the humble efforts of a few who believed in honoring our independent record stores, we now have an internationally celebrated and recognized day known as Record Store Day. Held on the third Satur...
Thursday, April 12, 2012 05:52 am
Since we last talked with “Hurricane” Ruth LaMaster (NOW PLAYING, July 12, 2011) a lot has happened. A flurry of steady gigs elevated Ruth and band to winning a trip to the 2012 Internatio...
Thursday, April 5, 2012 03:58 am
Now that all the May flowers came out in March, those April showers may have to find something else to do. Regardless of the weirdly warm weather, the music marches on as we see some new venues openin...
Thursday, March 29, 2012 02:59 pm
No themes this week, just several items worth mentioning to our illustrious readers as March moves on and April comes to pass.Kick off your party week with a visit to the Trading Post on Thursday to h...
Thursday, March 22, 2012 07:11 pm
I couldn’t quite settle on one act this week, so look out. As the calls came in, the list grew until several shows reached the Now Playing field. Let’s take them in headline order.Chris Hu...
Thursday, March 15, 2012 12:23 am
In Springfield our Celtic heritage runs deep, with St. Patrick’s Day as one of our most anticipated holidays, celebrated with the long-running marching band parade on the nearest Saturday to Mar...
Thursday, March 8, 2012 11:37 pm
Who knows how these things happen – and frankly, my dear, who cares – but this weekend, the blues make an impressive showing in Springfield. For those of you who just returned from a time ...
Thursday, March 1, 2012 01:21 pm
In Springfield, our recent Celtic legacy has a vibrant history, including bands The Emerald Underground, Exorna and Fake McCoys, groups like St. Andrew’s Society and Ogilvy Studio, plus events s...
Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012 10:18 am
My, oh my, looks like we’re in for a jam-packed weekend of music goodies. Here we go with a whoop and a holler.First up is my quick report on recent adventures that took me through Kansas, Texas...
Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012 12:45 pm
Continuing my travels this week, I’m writing in Flagstaff, Ariz. and then heading to Pagosa Springs, Colo. Adventures abound from powerful poetry readings at the Mineshaft Tavern in Madrid, N.M....


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