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Saturday, June 15, 2013 12:00 am
It may be raining cats and dogs (or any other less cliched species) but there are still three - count 'em - music festivals happening in the Springfield area today. The Black Sheep (S. Grand & 11th) is playing host to DumbFest from 1-10PM featuring twenty (!)  punk and alternative bands, including Tenement, Big Eyes, Lumpy & the Dumpers and Soap Scum. For the more THC-m...
Tuesday, May 28, 2013 10:58 am
The perpetual lament of the local band has always and forever remained: Why won't those bastards at the alt-weekly ever give us the time of day? Well, prepare to whine no more! Faingold at Large hereby presents Between the Cracks - a new feature designed to shine a light onto lesser-known, quite possibly up-and-coming Springfield-area bands, and all in their own words, to boot. Join us, won't you...
Tuesday, May 21, 2013 03:34 pm
Tonight, Oho-bred, ironically monikered hip-hop collective Scribbling Idiots will headline the Torch Tuesday stage. They've been compared to a nascent Wu-Tang Clan and have opened shows for The Pharcyde and Witchdoctor.                                                                  Also on tonight's bill are Decatur / Champaign natives Big Treezz, ...
Friday, May 17, 2013 11:16 am
Artwork in progress by the Pharmacy's Janet Sgro For the first time, the Pharmacy Studio and Gallery (corner of South Grand and Pasfield) will be offering art classes this summer for children ages 5-10. Janet Sgro, a member artist of the Pharmacy collective, will be teaching the course, which will introduce budding young artists to the work of a differe...
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...


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