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Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012 04:46 am
His father worked as a professional musician and by age thirteen, Randy Houser was fronting his own band. From his native Miss., Randy took off for Nashville in 2002. One of his first cuts was a co-wr...
Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012 04:37 pm
Unfortunately many folks, not from the great state of Texas and not into the intense singer-songwriter-Americana scene that sustains and supports songwriting there as an art to be experienced and beli...
Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012 11:03 am
What do you get when three of the best female guitar-playing and singing songwriters in town come together on the same bill? Chicks with Picks is the correct answer. Josie Lowder, Monica Morris and Sa...
Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012 02:02 am
Born of a jam session as good bands often are, Porkpie & the Northend Allstars began when Hipbone Sam introduced Kirk Lonbom and Craig Wood at a last-Friday jam at Abe’s Southside Pub back i...
Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012 11:44 am
This mysterious character lives in Chillicothe, Ill. quietly plotting intricate and intense electronic music while blithely being behind the mask of the ubiquitous suit and tie. Along with his persona...
Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012 05:41 pm
A Fancy Prairie native and Athens High School graduate, Eva got her start in show business with a family band, singing with her sisters. As the emotive vocalist developed into a rhythm guitar player a...
Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012 03:30 pm
Began in Carbondale and molded in Chicago, the hard driving, pop-rock, soul-funk band Mathien comes back to town on the opening weekend for Donnie’s Homespun nightclub in the Vinegar Hill Mall. ...
Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012 06:51 pm
These guys have been playing the popular hits for awhile or, as the promo coyly states, “deez guyz been playing da hits of the 60s, 70s & 80s since 2001,” booking everything from bar g...
Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012 03:57 am
Claiming to be “playing more musical styles than a department store soundtrack” and that the band “has musical ADHD,” Room 306 comes a-calling with an attitude ready to take li...
Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012 03:58 am
When done well, fingerpicking a guitar looks so easy anybody could do it. But the task of convincing several digits to make music while moving simultaneously in different, yet coordinated directions a...

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