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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, ...
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...

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