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Thursday, Aug. 12, 2010 04:01 pm
Yes, fair citizens of central Illinois and other creatures making a beeline for the Illinois State Fair, the time is upon us. Once again Springfield buzzes with underlined excitement, all the hotels f...
Thursday, Aug. 5, 2010 03:02 pm
Few types of American folk music are as full of zest and zing as the Louisiana-based sounds of Zydeco. Built around the accordion with often just a rub board or washboard accompaniment, the simple cho...
Thursday, July 29, 2010 01:02 am
Here we are nearing the end of July 2010 with a good forecast for upcoming live music. As August begins we head into the Decatur Celebration and then the Illinois State Fair as major music fronts, wit...
Thursday, July 22, 2010 01:02 am
Let me take you all back a few years (how about roughly 25 or so?) to revisit an interesting time in Springfield’s live music history when several unique music venues operated in the area. Most ...
Thursday, July 15, 2010 01:40 am
I met Michael Granda, known to the world as “Supe du Jour,” in 1990 while playing around 2:30 a.m. at Bruce’s Tavern. Supe, bassist for and a founding member of the Ozark Mountain Da...
Thursday, July 8, 2010 01:39 am
Add last week’s big Capital City Celebration with music on the street corners and fireworks in the rain to the upcoming Taste of Downtown with music in the streets and food in tents (with no rai...
Thursday, July 1, 2010 01:40 am
As you experienced live music goers know, July means a plate chock full of performances coming out of our ears, to improperly mix metaphors or simulate similes or otherwise antagonize proper grammar a...
Thursday, June 24, 2010 07:02 am
The path to success in the music business is covered in an array of obstinate obstacles and littered with the remains of those who tried and failed. Even being born with a music family pedigree is no ...
Thursday, June 17, 2010 01:42 am
With so much to see and do where does one begin? I have no idea, but here is a bunch of cool and crazy things to do this week in no particular order, rhyme or reason other than what goes on in the gra...
Thursday, June 10, 2010 01:40 am
Listen up you high-enders. The time has come for the low frequency players to rise up and proclaim the often-overlooked work of the bassist as a necessary and worthwhile part of music instrument combo...


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