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Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018 12:00 am
 Hardly anything (other than maybe a friendly animal, or a pile of quilts, or a blazing fire) can warm the bones like a good musical performance. Since hauling any of the aforementioned things ar
Band Spotlight
Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018 12:00 am
 This Peoria native is making a splash in the folk-indie-Americana mold by breaking the mold and simply playing good, original music in a sensible and poetic way. Not much on hype and hyperbole,
Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018 12:00 am
 With New Year’s Eve behind us, we can now comfortably head into 2018 with a full January weekend on the books. Let’s start off the new year with a look at some of the many area artists and l
Band Spotlight
Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018 12:00 am
This Louisiana native headed for Nashville with a dream in mind, and he’s chasing it, reaching it, and becoming a major force in the country music business. Dylan spent his early days hanging around
Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017 12:00 am
 With New Year’s Eve being a celebratory night and falling on a Sunday in 2017, we have a solid, full weekend before the party to party and partake in live music. It seems some of our music fol
Band Spotlight
Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017 12:00 am
 Known for his easygoing blues music and hopped-up reggae beats, this young, singing guitarist brings on the music with a style and confidence that belies his age and experience. With Devin playi
Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017 12:00 am
 Happy winter solstice, and merry whatever to you all. It’s that time of year, of course, and one of the best ways to enjoy the holidays is through music. Perhaps enough is enough of the holida
Band Spotlight
Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017 12:00 am
 Known the world over (well, practically) as the “Ambassador of the Blues,” Springfield is proud to claim James Armstrong as a resident. With a jazz guitarist for a father and a blues singer
Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017 12:00 am
 As we approach the point of saturation and consternation of the Christmas excess surrounding and encompassing our lives at this time, perhaps it’s best to succumb to the magic of the moment, i
Band Spotlight
Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017 12:00 am
 When the pumped up, high-rockin, rockabilly trio The Meerkat Mobsters, featuring Springfield resident Mark Mills (guitar, vocals), Ray Biagioni (drums) from Oglesby and Rick Topolski (stand-up b

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