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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...
Thursday, March 10, 2005 03:54 am
Everyone wish a happy birthday to the Illinois Central Blues Club as it commemorates two decades in the blues society business. The ICBC, one of the senior blues associations in t...
Thursday, March 10, 2005 08:37 am

Low turns up the volume, in a way

The consensus on The Great Destroyer, Low’s seventh full-length and first for Sub Pop, is that it represents a Great Departure. Adjectives that have never before ...
Thursday, March 3, 2005 03:54 am

The best rap album of 2005

Sure, globalization has its drawbacks: McDonald’s in the ruins, Wal-Marts in the rainforest, Guatemalan peasants quoting Dr. Phil. Sometimes, though, it...
Thursday, March 3, 2005 03:53 am
Don’t forget, here’s your chance to see some of the area’s finest hard rock bands plus a national touring group at 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 3, at Club 217 (3075 No...
Thursday, Feb. 24, 2005 05:25 am

Welsh rare bits

Super Furry AnimalsSongbook: The Singles, Vol. 1 (XL) Let’s give it up for Wales. As if Dylan Thomas, Bertrand Russell, and John Cale weren’t enough, ...

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