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Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2004 08:28 pm

Soul-scorching redemption

Arcade Fire Funeral (Merge) Funeral, the first CD from Montreal's the Arcade Fire, came out in September, and already it's induced scores of worshipful music writers to churn out drool-slick ...
Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2004 11:04 am
n Greg Fundis and company, known to the rest of the world as 56 Hope Road, make another Springfield appearance on Friday at Jazz Central Station, atop the mighty Hilton. The Chicago-based group ...
Thursday, Nov. 18, 2004 03:20 pm

Another reason to bone up on French

Carla Bruni QuelquÕun mÕa dit (Na•ve/V2) Don't hate Carla Bruni because she's beautiful. If you're going to hate her, there are plenty of other, better reasons. The 36-year-old Italian-born, Fr...
Thursday, Nov. 18, 2004 10:37 pm
• Just get out of the way there, Junior. Blues Power is all fired up, with four of central Illinois' finest muzeekans goosing the throttle, chomping at the bit, and turning up the heat. Frank He...
Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2004 05:56 am

Consolation for these moments of darkness

Various Artists The Late Great Daniel Johnston Discovered Covered (Gammon) History will prove you poor enlightened blue-staters right someday, but that's cold comfort now, when Christian nutjob...
Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2004 12:54 pm
• Here's a chance to watch someone sing for someone else's supper: Gary Burt, the Prairie Crooner, romps through the Sinatra catalog to help raise funds for the Episcopal Food Pantry. Burt, a so...
Thursday, Nov. 4, 2004 08:51 am

Sweet vindication for well-read rockers

Augie March Strange Bird (spinART) Don the bard mantle at your peril, rockdudes. Before you break out the thesaurus, think of the sick-making excesses of Rush. Think of Lou Reed's recent Edgar ...
Thursday, Nov. 4, 2004 05:24 am
• If you wanted to pick a pair of choirs, you couldn't do any better than the Vienna Boys Choir and the African Children's Choir. Now give them back-to-back shows in central Illinois and go loo...
Thursday, Oct. 28, 2004 10:04 pm

Asthmatic robot monkeys can’t solve this riddle

Björk may be the most unpopular pop star alive. Sure, she had a gigantic hit single in her native Iceland when she was 11 years old, and she's sold millions of records over the subsequent decades....
Thursday, Oct. 28, 2004 07:55 pm
• Lovers of bluegrass music should be clogging in their bibs right now, excited as they can be about shows headed for Mr. Lincoln's hometown. On Nov. 12, Drew Emmitt of alt-bluegrass band Leftov...

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