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Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013 04:41 pm
Out of Charleston, Ill. and originally from Columbia, Mo., The Ex-Bombers are doing swell with a minimalist setup of bass, drum and vocals saying all that needs to be heard. Drummer and vocalist Keri ...
Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013 04:27 pm
Cultivating a deep and biding respect for the legacy of the blues, The Alley Tones hail from St. Louis, a heritage blues city along with Chicago, Memphis and New Orleans. Eric A. Gavillet (vocals), Na...
Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013 11:31 am
What can you say about this band that hasn’t already been said? Here’s one thing – this Saturday is the extremely popular group’s final show. Yes, we won’t have Still Kic...
Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013 11:32 am
What’s an Epsom? Dare we ask this Springfield-based experimental and adventurous trio consisting of Scott Faingold (vocalizations, lyrics), Steven Sgro (noises, guitars) and Tim Harte (drums, dr...
Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013 03:31 pm
Based out of Burlington, Vt., singer-songwriter-guitarist Phil Yates spent time in Los Angeles and Chicago, then Columbia, S. C. and once upon a time lived in a little burg called Springfield, Ill. Af...
Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013 03:31 pm
When the talk starts about up-and-coming bands in the Americana music field, The Giving Tree Band gets a mention in a big way. Paste Magazine included them as one of the “13 Emerging Bands for 2...
Thursday, July 25, 2013 03:31 pm
With enough playing under their respective belts to make an old bluesman weep and moan,  you would be hard pressed to find a more a traditional sounding, Chicago electric blues band at work today...
Thursday, July 18, 2013 03:31 pm
Calling Chicago home, this five-piece combo combines bits of rock, blues, funk, Americana and soul with voracious vocals, lyrical lyrics and groovy grooves to create a “sometimes playful, someti...
Thursday, July 11, 2013 03:31 pm
The blues speaks to all and Rockin’ Johnny knows the language better than most. The Chicago-based singing guitarist plays the blues with an edge, not over the top or in your face, but in the gro...
Wednesday, July 3, 2013 11:41 am
Truly a representation of the interplay of generations in the Springfield music scene, New City Road, a new band in town, combines family members with longtime local players to create a special blend ...


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