Thursday, Feb. 17, 2005 10:32 am

Intelligent, innovative, woefully underrated

Bettie ServeertAttagirl (Minty Fresh) Indie rock, like most cultural enterprises, is not a meritocracy. Consider Bettie Serveert, the Amsterdam-based outfit front...
Thursday, Feb. 10, 2005 03:51 am

Usher in the next Legend

John LegendGet Lifted Getting Out Our Dreams/Sony As a producer, rapper, and talent scout, Kanye West effected a kind of hip-hop hegemony in 2004, gobbling up all ...
Thursday, Feb. 10, 2005 03:51 am
 Hop on over to the Forty-Niner Bye-Bye (518 Bruns Lane, 217-787-4937) on Saturday, Feb. 12, from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., as the lovely and talented Juanita celebrates her birthd...
Thursday, Feb. 3, 2005 10:19 pm

Faithfull finds her final Frankenstein

Marianne Faithfull has led a larger-than-life life, neatly divisible into iconic phases: aristocratic ingenue, folk/pop princess, Stones consort, street junkie, ...
Thursday, Feb. 3, 2005 08:14 am
¥ What’s this — Springfield is discovering Mardi Gras? Well, sort of. Bars along the Fifth Street Strip have banded loosely with the distributor of the world’s top-sel...
Thursday, Jan. 27, 2005 12:44 am
Prepare yourself for the funkifying return of the funktastic, neofunkadelic Freekbass, playing 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 29, at the Underground City Tavern (700 E. Adams St.,...
Thursday, Jan. 27, 2005 08:08 pm

Remembering Junior Kimbrough

Various ArtistsSunday Nights: The Songs of Junior Kimbrough (Fat Possum) Few album concepts are as unappealing as a bunch of irony-fortified, eccentrically coifed white r...
Thursday, Jan. 20, 2005 02:06 am
n If you've got the winter blues and you can't beat 'em, here's a chance at least to join them. The River City Blues Club of Peoria, Bloomington's Blues Blowtorch Society, and our very own Illin...
Thursday, Jan. 20, 2005 01:54 am

The master of two idioms

Styrofoam Nothing's Lost (Morr Music) Guitars and computers have been cohabitating peacefully and profitably for years now. First there was New Order, then there was Radiohead, then there were ...
Thursday, Jan. 13, 2005 04:14 pm
• It's one more chance for the Last Chance Blues Band, as the popular local group winds up the music box again. New members Rick Hardin, Larry Harness, and Lincoln Eades join original members, ...

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