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Sunday, May 5, 2013 10:44 am
What do Owen and Dooley present? I would submit that this multi-generational duo presents blues-based, balls-out rock on a level rarely achieved. Tom Dooley Woolsey has been the guitar player to beat on the Springfield rock scene pretty much as long as there has been a Springfield rock scene. He hits the strings with authority and abandon, displaying a complete mastery of all forms of rock mus...
Saturday, May 4, 2013 04:48 pm
ISO guest pianist Martina Filjak Guest conductor Stefan Sanderling The Illinois Symphony Orchestra will be closing out its 20th anniversary season (and first under the musical direction of Maestro Alastair Willis) in just a few hours with the appropriately named Fabulous Finale. Tonight'...
Saturday, May 4, 2013 11:58 am

I once took two different women to see the same band a month or so apart. It was a group whose music I really enjoyed, but I suppose it would generally be considered difficult-- noisy, discordant and exploratory, fusing elements of avant-garde jazz and punk rock in a theatrical way that was as much about attitude as artistic expres...
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 01:21 pm
Agent Orange performs tonight at Bar None It's not just Tuesday, it's Torch Tuesday, which is when hip-hop happens in Springfield. Tonight BET's 106 & Park finalist Agent Orange brings his barely contained rage and tight freestyle skills to the stage. Also on the bill are the very popular Scooby da Lyricist, HSMG and a mixtape release from Junior. Check out all the artists below. The do...
Friday, April 26, 2013 02:50 pm
.htmtableborders, .htmtableborders td, .htmtableborders th {border : 1px dashed lightgrey ! important;} html, body { border: 0px; } body { background-color: #ffffff; } img, hr { cursor: default } Cinephiles and horror fans itching for a road trip can rejoice this weekend as Champaign's redoubtable Art Theater Co-op ho...
Monday, April 22, 2013 01:23 pm
Storyteller Linda Gorham and the kids of St. Patrick Catholic School (Photo courtesy Jessica Wilmarth, Development Director for St. Patrick Catholic School) This morning the entire student body of St. Patrick Catholic School (100 students, pre-K through 5th grade) got to transform en masse into an overbearing bear, a sassy chipmunk, and a menagerie ...
Saturday, April 20, 2013 04:26 pm
As if there weren't already enough choices for entertainment tonight, one of Springfield's most venerable music venues is hosting a full and varied evening of rootsy music in the form of Crowe Fest 2013 at Crows Mill School (1220 Toronto Rd.) .
The first part of the evening's program will take full advantage of the gorgeous weather out in the beer garden, where sets from Micah Walk &...
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 11:55 am

Epsom in a rare pensive moment (l-r: Tim Harte, Scott Faingold, Steven Sgro). Photo by Kristopher Zander. Epsom is a minimalistic post-punk garage trio which I cofounded with my friends and musical brothers-in-arms Steven Sgro and Tim Harte (and Epsom emeritus member Gary Walnuts Swaggerty) but that's another story). Our repertoire consists of songs we have written together over the ...

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