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Thursday, Jan. 7, 2010 02:42 pm
The person, or perhaps more correctly, the personality of Elvis Presley permeates our entertainment culture from all directions. His influence spans generations and runs the gamut from the ridiculous ...
Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2009 03:43 am
Remember not so long ago in Now Playing land we discussed the rise of Thanksgiving Eve as the biggest party night connected to a holiday on the calendar? I’m not sure how you feel about that, bu...
Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2009 12:55 pm
A very important ingredient in having a happy holiday, which is the ubiquitous call to all heard across the land in some form or another this season, is a good dose of live music. Fortunately for us p...
Thursday, Dec. 17, 2009 01:20 pm
Okay, let’s get this out of the way right now. Miles Nielsen is the son of Rick Nielsen, guitarist and founding member of a band called Cheap Trick. The famed quartet hails from Rockford, and be...
Thursday, Dec. 3, 2009 08:48 am
As the heady holiday times approach and the days and nights become filled with whatnots and whyfors please remember that good live music shows increase during the season. So rather than settle for one...
Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2009 11:14 am
’Twas the night before Thanksgiving and all through the pubs, plenty was stirring in every night club. We all know by now that Thanksgiving Eve is the biggest party-out, bar-going night of the y...
Thursday, Nov. 19, 2009 01:39 am
While going over highlights for the upcoming week, I saw this crazy quilt of music happenings that just seemed to conversely fit together. Somehow I was drawn like a moth to the flame to present these...
Thursday, Nov. 12, 2009 08:42 pm
The number of open stages and jams listed in last week’s Illinois Times Pub Crawl was 13. That’s more than double from the six I found in the July 23, 2009, issue of IT and averages nearly...
Thursday, Nov. 5, 2009 12:53 pm
Looking over recent Now Playings I noticed we’ve been spending an inordinate amount of time in the bars and at booze-related venues lately. It’s true our libation-selling nightclubs consis...


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