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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 ...
Friday, June 28, 2013 03:32 pm
Australia’s First Lady of the Blues rolls into town, rocking the house with her raw and raucous, right on, down and dirty, down under playing of the blues. Anni started on guitar at age 12, but ...


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