Thursday, Jan. 13, 2005 08:39 am

Listen to his voice, and it all makes sense

Richard BucknerDents and Shells (Merge) A former acquaintance of mine -- pretty, intelligent, seemingly sane, and legally married -- used to be obsessed with Richard Buckner. She claimed tha...
Thursday, Jan. 6, 2005 01:08 am
• Prepare to rock as the band Low as I releases Shot Heard Around the World on Friday, Jan. 7. The band formerly known as Mindfold will be selling and signing the new CDs after an acoustic show ...
Thursday, Jan. 6, 2005 05:59 am

Cool Beans keeps it jumpinÂ’

Beans Shock City Maverick (Warp) Two years after the demise of his trio Antipop Consortium, hip-hop iconoclast Beans is keeping busy. In 2003, the New York-based MC and producer released his...
Thursday, Dec. 30, 2004 08:21 pm

SwannÂ’s way

Bettye Swann Bettye Swann Honest Jon's/Astralwerks You've probably never heard of Bettye Swann, which is sad for many reasons; on the bright side, though, it means you're in for a treat. Thanks...
Thursday, Dec. 30, 2004 04:40 pm
n On New Year's Eve, Café Kanichi-Wa (1117 S. Grand Ave. E) presents, exclusively for your entertainment pleasure, a wild and ferocious battle of the bands pitting Springfield Shaky against Per...
Thursday, Dec. 23, 2004 08:27 am

If you get a Trojan horse, ride it

Le TigreThis Island (Strummer/Universal) After two full-lengths and a couple of EPs on the now-defunct indie label Mr. Lady, Le Tigre has apparently tired of preaching to the choir. Predictably...
Thursday, Dec. 23, 2004 12:34 pm
• Capcitill Promotions invites you, the listening public, to a "Hoes Exposed" meet-and-greet at Two Olives and Pepper from 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Dec. 28. What will you meet and greet at a such an event...
Thursday, Dec. 16, 2004 07:14 pm
• On Wednesday, Dec. 22, celebrate the Winter Solstice and the fifth anniversary of Trout Lily Café -- Illinois Times readers' "Best of Springfield" pick for coffee. Proprietor Kate Hawkes says ...
Thursday, Dec. 16, 2004 02:48 pm

Less sparkle, more art, and all Rufus

Rufus Wainwright Want Two (Geffen) What's the term for a male diva? Divo? Heva? There may not be a word for Rufus Wainwright, but there should be. After all, he's hardly the first boy singer ...
Thursday, Dec. 9, 2004 10:19 pm

Tired Eminem rolls another rock up a hill

Eminem Encore (Aftermath/Interscope) If you're curious about how Eminem's art has evolved during the two-and-a-half years since his last full-length, The Eminem Show, the Encore cover andbook...

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