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...
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 ...


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