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Thursday, April 14, 2005 08:11 am
Rest easy, friends of all ages: Your pals at Bread Stretchers (322 E. Monroe St., 217-753-3366) are back on the booking trail, bringing the finest in all-ages entertainment to downto...
Thursday, April 14, 2005 04:37 am

A maturing Beck hits a familiar note

Never mind that Beck looks approximately 15. Never mind that he previewed songs from Guero, his eighth album, on The O.C. He’s 34 years old, married, and a new father. ...
Thursday, April 7, 2005 02:31 am

Bird lays Eggs — and takes flight

Apart from fame and riches, former Squirrel Nut Zipper Andrew Bird has it all. He is to the violin what Jimi Hendrix was to the guitar, which is to say not merely a ...
Thursday, April 7, 2005 04:32 am
Every Wednesday, now through the summer, Recycled Records (625 E. Adams St., 217-522-5122) will feature area music acts from 5:30-7:30 p.m. and stay open until 8. Last week, in case ...
Thursday, March 31, 2005 05:12 am
Not every band out of Nashville is country, and making the point is Thornton, a two-man group that performs sexually ambiguous rock material that falls somewhere between cabaret and gosp...
Thursday, March 31, 2005 04:37 am

Keeping an eye on the neighborhood

You don’t intend to watch American Idol,  really you don’t, but like millions of your lumpen brethren, you find yourself prostrate on the couch every week, gawkin...
Thursday, March 24, 2005 02:07 pm
Born in Mexico and reared in Brazil and Venezuela, singer/songwriter Erika Luckett continued her international upbringing with extended stays in France. She sings in Portuguese, S...
Thursday, March 24, 2005 11:22 am

A mess of contradictions

Like most worthwhile artists, the Los Angeles-based folk singer Mia Doi Todd is a mess of contradictions. This slipperiness, this ability to be simultaneously on...
Thursday, March 17, 2005 07:46 am
Viele’s Planet (126 E. Jefferson St., 217-525-9029), long the last refuge of Springfield’s still-performing original rock bands, hosts three of the best this Friday, M...
Thursday, March 17, 2005 03:52 am

Snide aside: YouÂ’re not special

Besides being a character in a William S. Burroughs novel, Clem Snide is a band, a funny and touching alt-countrified/indie-rock band whose frontman and singer/s...

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