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Thursday, July 7, 2011 08:47 am
A guitarist and songwriter since his youth, Chris Mathien began playing as a solo act during his college years at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. He hooked up with bassist Mike Schiff and dru...
Thursday, June 30, 2011 08:42 am
The Illinois Central Blues Club features Philadelphia’s Deb Callahan on the Fourth of July for a Red, White and Blue Monday. The blues and soul-soaked singer and songwriter released Tell It Like...
Thursday, June 23, 2011 10:35 am


Less than a year after forming, Kung Fu Dynamite is now firmly established as one of the top notch cover bands in central Illinois with an imposing list of big gigs lined up for this summer. Along wit...
Thursday, June 16, 2011 03:56 am
Originally formed about a year and a half ago with music industry up-and-comer Jonathan Cour as singer-songwriter and front man, Prairie State Heartache garnered interest from major label producer Ric...
Thursday, June 9, 2011 09:35 pm
This St. Louis-area-based duo sports a music pedigree of incredible caliber, from stints as members of the last touring configuration of the Byrds with original drummer Michael Clarke, on to stellar c...
Thursday, June 2, 2011 11:12 am
Born and raised in Slaughters, Ky., Chris Knight went from aspiring songwriter to a major force in the country field in a few short years, scoring major hits with big-name Nashville artists (Randy Tra...
Thursday, May 26, 2011 02:23 pm
When four, decades-long, friends hooked up in the spring of 2008 for a “fun side project” band, no one dreamed someday they’d be celebrating and promoting a third anniversary show. S...
Thursday, May 19, 2011 11:30 pm
A Decatur native who traveled the country singing songs and meeting folks for years, the trusty troubadour stayed in Austin, Texas, for a spell and spent time in New Orleans before landing in Springfi...
Thursday, May 12, 2011 02:29 am
Born and raised in Peterson, Ind., (pop. 3,500, salute!), Jason Sturgeon spent his youth in pastoral plenty, singing songs for his family, working rural, small-town jobs, listening to country and hard...
Thursday, May 5, 2011 04:02 am
Together since November of 2009, this good-rocking quintet is manned by familiar faces Brian Reilly (guitar and vocals), John Reilly (vocals), Mike Taft (lead guitar), Charlie Barnes (bass), Pat Mille...


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