Thursday, Dec. 9, 2004 01:40 am
• Prepare yourself, children, for the greatest Christmas event in the history of Western Civilization (well at least in our little world of booze, bars, and party-ons, dude). The annual Festivu...
Thursday, Dec. 2, 2004 02:03 pm
• Recycled Records, your civic leader in recorded-music sales and selection, now brings you live music during Downtown Springfield Inc.'s holiday walks. From 5-9 p.m. today, Thursday, Dec. 2, si...
Thursday, Dec. 2, 2004 06:22 am

Chicks have cake and eat it, too

Chicks on Speed 99 Cents (Chicks on Speed Records) The shopping season is upon us, a grim reminder that ours is a fat, frivolous, reckless nation, drunk on debt and self-destruction. Still, eve...
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 ...

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