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Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014 12:00 am
 There’s something about approaching late October that I always look forward to experiencing. It’s the smell of the cooling air, the feel of warming sunshine, leaves turning and falling in sw
Band Spotlight
Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014 12:00 am
 Often musicians who emulate a sound from the past are destined to succumb to the public perception of revivalist or tribute artist, but Charlie Parr consistently rises above such notions while p
Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014 12:00 am
 Many a word spent here in this column relates to our bar scene, where much of the live music happens in Springfield. Hence the “oddities” comment in our headline describing these out-of-bar
Band Spotlight
Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014 12:00 am
 Originally from Decatur, our neighbor city to the east, this ambitious and inventive combo creates pop-punk, near-rap, electronic-alternative rock music that reaches into the collective consciou
Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014 12:00 am
 Many wonderful shows are happening this weekend on the music front from bar gigs to outdoor festivals. If we can visit a few here now, then you can go in person later.Before we go another word,
Band Spotlight
Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014 12:00 am
 Brand new is not a term often associated with the blues, a genre steeped in tradition and rooted in form, but the talent and energy of Jarekus Singleton is challenging that conception. Combining
Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014 12:00 am
 What’s shaping up in the fall music market? Let’s go see and hear what we can see and hear.Up first on the list, let’s welcome our friends from Venice (the band, silly, not the city or the
Band Spotlight
Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014 12:00 am
 Billed as an “American Rock” band with “rockin’ your ass and meltin’ your face!” as a motto, the Kris Bell Band makes powerful rock with a groove, laden with melodic hooks and blazin
Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014 12:00 am
Welcome to autumn. As the leaves begin to turn, keep your ears open for some good music to go along with the changing of the seasons.When Jacksonville blues musician Robert Sampson plays at Casey’s
Band Spotlight
Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014 12:00 am
 The hole was dug for the Koffin Kats back in 2003 near Detroit, Michigan, when Vic Victor (lead vocals, upright bass) hooked up with longtime friend Tommy Koffin (guitar), then added Damian Detr

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