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Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017 12:09 am
Vocalist Pavlos Vasileiou has been performing in Athens, Greece, as leader of the band Rebitiki Istoria for 35 years. Practitioners of the musical genre known as rebetika, Vasileiou and company were j...
Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017 12:09 am

Castle Theatre to host New Pornographers and Guided by Voices on consecutive nights

 Next week, two of the music world’s longest-standing, most influential and consistently popular indie rock bands will be performing at the Castle Theatre in Bloomington on consecutive nights: ...
Thursday, June 8, 2017 12:08 am
 “I’m mostly interested in expanding the palette of sound,” said Chatham-based musician Mark Schwartz, who records under the name Forest Saints. “I don’t really see a distinction betwee...
Thursday, May 25, 2017 12:34 am

Photo gallery

On Tuesday, May 23, American rock group Boston made a stop at Springfield’s Prairie Capital Convention Center as part of their 2017 Hyper Space tour. Click through...
Thursday, May 4, 2017 12:01 am
 A special concert by the UIS Orchestra this Sunday at 3 p.m. at Sangamon Auditorium will also act as a sort of coming-out party for exciting changes to the university’s music program. “We ar...
Monday, April 24, 2017 12:09 am

Cooper delivers at convention center

Ringling Brother and Barnum & Bailey Circus will hold its last performance next month. No matter. There is still Alice Cooper, who is a long way from folding his tent....
Thursday, April 13, 2017 12:13 am

One person’s unfinished basement is another person’s rock club

 One of Springfield’s most consistently exciting and innovative music venues doesn’t even publish its physical address.For the past five years, the Radon Lounge has been hosting an impressive...
Thursday, April 13, 2017 12:11 am

Southtown Sound is open and ready to serve Springfield’s musical needs

 “It’s a great day,” said B.J. Pearce, studio manger of Southtown Sound. “We really have a lot going on for us right now.” The newly renovated recording studio located in the building d...
Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017 12:10 am

Music director candidate to conduct “New World Symphony” on Saturday

 With Saturday’s concert, “American Voices,” the Illinois Symphony Orchestra will complete phase one of this season’s vetting of candidates for the position of new music director for the...
Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016 12:07 am

Little old band from Texas closes fair

For ZZ Top, Oct. 23, 2013, was, in part, the measuring stick for last Sunday’s grandstand show to close the state fair.It was barely three years ago that the three-same-guys-three-same-chords (just...

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