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Band Spotlight
Thursday, June 30, 2016 12:00 am
 These Chicago guys got a good start in the business by winning WGN’s Breakthrough Band competition in 2014 with their first single, “Grind Your Teeth.” After spending 2015 promoting and pl
Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, June 23, 2016 12:00 am
 Well, June doesn’t really bug me, except it’s one of my favorite months and goes by so quickly. Plus, I wanted to get a June bug reference in since I haven’t seen many in 2016. Now, let’
Band Spotlight
Thursday, June 23, 2016 12:00 am
 Using Chicago and Florida as home bases, this traveling, genre-hopping roots rocker is calling the road home these last few months. Fresh from an Alamo Blue Monday show, Joel and the boys made a
Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, June 16, 2016 12:00 am
 Welcome to mid-June in central Illinois. The weather is heating up along with the music scene, save for the occasional thundershower that washes out a performance.Here comes the Sangamon County
Band Spotlight
Thursday, June 16, 2016 12:00 am
 Named after a blacktop south of town heading out to the country through New City, this band is like family to each other and plays to the crowd with the dedication and closeness of relatives. Wi
Music - Tom Irwin
Wednesday, June 8, 2016 12:00 am
 What wonderful weather we’ve been blessed with this week. Let’s hope the atmospheric conditions continue for a bit to get us through the wonderful music we’ve been given as well.The weeken
Band Spotlight
Wednesday, June 8, 2016 12:00 am
 Born in Dublin, Ireland, and now living in Philadelphia, Penn., John Byrne takes Celtic and American music of folk origins and keeps it alive by continuing musical traditions while making it all
Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, June 2, 2016 12:00 am
 This week, music brings the SOHO Music Festival to downtown. There are also a few other big-time happenings, a bunch of cool regular stuff and a grievous occasion.We are so sad to tell of the pa
Band Spotlight
Thursday, June 2, 2016 12:00 am
 After years of playing music in cover bands (including the crazy-popular rockabilly group Meerkat Mobsters), Mark Mills decided to do it “his way” and proceeded to knock out a collection of
Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, May 26, 2016 12:00 am
 The above headline translates into “Memorable Memorial Day Weekend music” by my calculations, but feel free to make it into anything you want. All I know is we are in for one of the most inc

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