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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 ...
Thursday, Nov. 4, 2004 05:24 am
• If you wanted to pick a pair of choirs, you couldn't do any better than the Vienna Boys Choir and the African Children's Choir. Now give them back-to-back shows in central Illinois and go loo...
Thursday, Oct. 28, 2004 10:04 pm

Asthmatic robot monkeys can’t solve this riddle

Björk may be the most unpopular pop star alive. Sure, she had a gigantic hit single in her native Iceland when she was 11 years old, and she's sold millions of records over the subsequent decades....
Thursday, Oct. 28, 2004 07:55 pm
• Lovers of bluegrass music should be clogging in their bibs right now, excited as they can be about shows headed for Mr. Lincoln's hometown. On Nov. 12, Drew Emmitt of alt-bluegrass band Leftov...
Thursday, Oct. 21, 2004 05:46 pm

Can’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...


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