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Thursday, May 17, 2018 12:00 am
 Maybe it’s the heat, maybe it’s the rain; more likely it’s both or neither, but whatever is going on, the music always starts to bloom around this time of year. Then everything melds – a
Band Spotlight
Thursday, May 17, 2018 12:00 am
Originally a resident of Springfield before relocating to Champaign, Jesse W. Johnson then moved to Chicago, where he made a splash as the frontman and songwriter in Jet W. Lee, a band that successful
Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, May 10, 2018 12:00 am
 Welcome to Mother’s Day weekend in the merry month of May. The made-up music comes on strong as several all-original artists take to the stages.Let us first send our heartfelt condolences to t
Band Spotlight
Thursday, May 10, 2018 12:00 am
 When they say “you’re not bragging if it’s a fact,” those “theys” could be talking about The Pine Mountain Logs, who claim to be “The World’s Best Cover Band with International F
Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, May 3, 2018 12:00 am
 With the sudden arrival of summerlike weather we rather skipped over spring, but that’ll happen some years. Now our outdoor venues are in full swing, and we’re watching for clouds from both
Band Spotlight
Thursday, May 3, 2018 12:00 am
There’s a good chance you’ll recognize this band name, as this group has been around town for some 25 years now, with Denny Lucas (guitars, keys, vocals) being the beating heart and caring soul of
Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, April 26, 2018 12:00 am
The weather finally decided to act somewhat like April, so our outdoor venues will be kicking into full-on enjoyment mode soon. But music waits for nothing or no one, and, like ol’ man river, “jes
Band Spotlight
Thursday, April 26, 2018 12:00 am
 Roland Johnson and Gene Jackson spent their adults lives involved in the soul and rhythm and blues live music scenes in the St. Louis area – Jackson since the mid 70s and Johnson since the lat
Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, April 19, 2018 12:00 am
 Readers of this column know we spend a good deal of our time listening to live music inside the bars, but rest assured, my friends, many other venues host live music on a regular basis. From chu
Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, April 12, 2018 12:00 am
 If you’ve been out and about lately, you’ve surely noticed plenty of stuff going on all over. From last shows to debuts, celebrations of anniversaries and birthdays, and just plain-old gigs,

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