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Thursday, Jan. 6, 2005 05:59 am

Cool Beans keeps it jumpinÂ’

Beans Shock City Maverick (Warp) Two years after the demise of his trio Antipop Consortium, hip-hop iconoclast Beans is keeping busy. In 2003, the New York-based MC and producer released his...
Thursday, Dec. 30, 2004 08:21 pm

SwannÂ’s way

Bettye Swann Bettye Swann Honest Jon's/Astralwerks You've probably never heard of Bettye Swann, which is sad for many reasons; on the bright side, though, it means you're in for a treat. Thanks...
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...


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