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Thursday, March 17, 2005 07:46 am
Viele’s Planet (126 E. Jefferson St., 217-525-9029), long the last refuge of Springfield’s still-performing original rock bands, hosts three of the best this Friday, M...
Thursday, March 17, 2005 03:52 am

Snide aside: You’re not special

Besides being a character in a William S. Burroughs novel, Clem Snide is a band, a funny and touching alt-countrified/indie-rock band whose frontman and singer/s...
Thursday, March 10, 2005 03:54 am
Everyone wish a happy birthday to the Illinois Central Blues Club as it commemorates two decades in the blues society business. The ICBC, one of the senior blues associations in t...
Thursday, March 10, 2005 08:37 am

Low turns up the volume, in a way

The consensus on The Great Destroyer, Low’s seventh full-length and first for Sub Pop, is that it represents a Great Departure. Adjectives that have never before ...
Thursday, March 3, 2005 03:54 am

The best rap album of 2005

Sure, globalization has its drawbacks: McDonald’s in the ruins, Wal-Marts in the rainforest, Guatemalan peasants quoting Dr. Phil. Sometimes, though, it...
Thursday, March 3, 2005 03:53 am
Don’t forget, here’s your chance to see some of the area’s finest hard rock bands plus a national touring group at 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 3, at Club 217 (3075 No...
Thursday, Feb. 24, 2005 05:25 am

Welsh rare bits

Super Furry AnimalsSongbook: The Singles, Vol. 1 (XL) Let’s give it up for Wales. As if Dylan Thomas, Bertrand Russell, and John Cale weren’t enough, ...
Thursday, Feb. 24, 2005 03:52 am
Mark Hummel and the Blues Survivors are back in town at the Illinois Central Blues Club Blue Monday Jam at the Alamo (115 N. 5th St., 523-1455). The San Francisco area band is a k...
Thursday, Feb. 17, 2005 03:53 am
An explosion of Springfield songwriters is set to go off at Mojo’s (225 E. Monroe St.) around 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 18. Included in Reirer “the Proprietor” Deloney...
Thursday, Feb. 17, 2005 10:32 am

Intelligent, innovative, woefully underrated

Bettie ServeertAttagirl (Minty Fresh) Indie rock, like most cultural enterprises, is not a meritocracy. Consider Bettie Serveert, the Amsterdam-based outfit front...


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