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Thursday, March 17, 2016 12:03 am
 Thursday, March 17 is the day designated as St. Patrick’s Day, and even though Springfield and other places may have celebrated with gusto last Saturday, many folks still call this the real de...
Thursday, March 10, 2016 12:03 am
 No blarney here; we’re about to do the St. Patrick’s Day-thing this weekend in Springfield. Next Thursday, March 17 is the official date, but our Saint Patrick’s Day Marching Band Parade a...
Friday, March 4, 2016 12:03 am
 Here comes the first weekend in March of 2016, and it’s in like a lion with music happenings. Start your weekend on Thursday with a visit to The Alamo where Mary Jo Curry and Tombstone Bullet...
Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016 12:03 am
 What a lovely time of year, as the winter winds down with flurries of fury but mostly hints of hello to the warm weather to come. This week let’s look at those famed and ridiculed open mics.Ca...
Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016 12:03 am
 In the new record category, folk-based singer-songwriter Ben Bedford launched a Kickstarter project last week to fund his latest recording. The album, The Pilot and the Flying Machine, was recor...
Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016 12:02 am
 As we thaw through a snowy and cold week of February, live music keeps coming on hot and heavy to warm your bones and melt your mind. Always we see all kinds of music everywhere in town, but thi...
Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016 12:03 am
 This week finds us celebrating various ends of the music spectrum. As usual, if you want to do it, there is plenty to do.Let’s begin with the life of Riley; Mark, to be exact. Area musician Ma...
Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016 12:03 am
 As the good, old cold settles in on January wintertime, let’s take a moment to cover a couple of things and hopefully discover a few, too. First, here are a couple reminders of upcoming concer...
Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016 12:03 am
 The Ides of January are upon us, as the weather finally decided to act like a Midwest winter. Methinks many a Springfieldian is prepared to come out of the warm and protected cave to see live mu...
Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016 12:03 am
 Well, as amazing as it seems, here we are smack dab at the beginning of our very own time invention called 2016. As Greg Brown, one of my favorite songwriters, said in a song, “Who woulda thun...


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