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...
Thursday, Sept. 16, 2004 07:53 am

Safety first

Ricky FantéRewind (Virgin) Ricky Fanté makes soul music, nothing "neo" about it: just sweet, buttery, Stax-sounding soul that's wholesome as a plate of hotcakes. No hip-hop flourishes, no Pr...
Thursday, Sept. 16, 2004 05:21 am
• A hearty congratulations to Sharon Graf, assistant professor of ethnomusicology at the University of Illinois at Springfield, on capturing first prize at the Illinois State Old-Time Fiddle Cha...
Thursday, Sept. 9, 2004 07:21 am

The San Francisco treats

Doug Hilsinger and Caroleen Beatty Brian Eno's Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy) (DBK Works) Thirty years after Brian Eno released his second solo album, Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy), m...
Thursday, Sept. 9, 2004 10:01 pm
• PENNY LANE, Springfield's only surviving store that was once called a headshop, sponsors a free outdoor concert on Sunday, Sept. 12, at Douglas Park. The concert, which began as a tribute to J...
Thursday, Sept. 2, 2004 10:11 am
This weekend, 16 bands and more than 1,000 people are expected to travel to a field outside the small town of Beecher City to enjoy some of the area's finest rock music. It's the sixth year for...
Thursday, Aug. 26, 2004 01:03 pm

On the line between safe and sorry

Various Artists Por Vida: A Tribute to the Songs of Alejandro Escovedo (Or) Tribute compilations are tricky bastards. Given the regrettably narrow and highly specialized tastes of most music fa...
Thursday, Aug. 19, 2004 11:54 am

Time for a comfort cat

The Naysayer Kitten Time (Red Panda Records) As anyone who has ever sobbed into soft, forgiving feline fur can tell you, there's nothing like a cat when it comes to free therapy. Take it from An...


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