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Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011 08:50 am
Bourbon Street Rhythm & Ribs, better known to old-timers as Bruce’s Tavern, recently began hosting rock bands every Friday and Saturday night. This Friday becomes more than a wild, rocking s...
Thursday, July 21, 2011 11:48 am
Only a few years ago Brooke Thomas sang plenty, but without performing in a traveling band. Now in 2011, after fronting the Blue Suns for about a year, she is releasing a CD, Live from the Capital Cit...
Thursday, July 14, 2011 10:26 am
As area bands go, Area 51 just keeps going. Now in their second decade of performance as a unit, Jeff Loftus (drums, vocals), Larry Dupont (vocals, sax, bass), Larry Crowley (bass, acoustic guitar, vo...
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...


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