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Thursday, Oct. 21, 2004 05:46 pm

CanÂ’t stand by as the world burns

Tom WaitsReal Gone (Anti) At 54, Tom Waits is weirder than he's ever been, which is quite an accomplishment when you consider that he's been weird -- deeply, uniquely, unrepentantly weird --...
Thursday, Oct. 21, 2004 01:55 pm
• Anybody remember the Brown Bag Blues Boy, Tim McKean? They say he came from Illiopolis, hung out in Springfield, then relocated to Los Angeles in the late 1970s. While in the capital city, Mc...
Thursday, Oct. 14, 2004 09:51 pm
• Tony Bennett is bringing his large intestine, his small intestine, his liver, and all of his other organs -- except his heart, which remains in San Francisco -- to the fabulous Fox Theatre in...
Thursday, Oct. 14, 2004 12:52 am

Delivery Man delivers several firsts

Elvis Costello and the Imposters The Delivery Man (Lost Highway) On the title track of his latest album, Elvis Costello sings, "I want to be your delivery man." True to form, he's layered the l...
Thursday, Oct. 7, 2004 04:58 am
• The Springfield Classical Guitar Society, now in its seventh year of presenting some of the world's best classical guitarists in the capital city, submits for your approval composer and perfo...
Thursday, Oct. 7, 2004 09:43 am

The world of men

Sally Timms In the World of Him (Touch and Go) Sick unto death of so-called security moms and their effect on the upcoming election? Are women the new white men? The latest solo CD by Mekons singe...
Thursday, Sept. 30, 2004 01:08 pm

Nelly Lite: Less genius, more idiot

Nelly Sweat (Fo Reel/Universal) Nelly is all things to all people -- there are no multiplatinum weirdoes -- and therein lies his charm. Beloved by all races, the photogenic St. Louis rapper ...
Thursday, Sept. 30, 2004 09:55 pm
• Got a craving for that crazy Dixieland sound, but finding a trip to New Orleans a bit difficult right now? Rest easy, my friend, and slip down to Robbie's (4 Old State Capitol Plaza, 528-1901)...
Thursday, Sept. 23, 2004 03:42 pm
• Good golly, Miss Molly, it's the ol' Tutti-Frutti king himself, whooping it up at Millikin University's Kirkland Fine Arts Center in Decatur at 2 p.m. Sunday. Yes, it's Little Richard still o...
Thursday, Sept. 23, 2004 04:14 pm

No beating around the Bush here

Various Artists Future Soundtrack for America (Barsuk) Pity the young Republican who aspires to hipness. The nation might be evenly polarized, but the rock community, particularly the indie fac...

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