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Band Spotlight
Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013 12:00 am
 What do you call a bunch of Springfield musicians who’ve played in bands for years, who like to get a little crazy and who love to push the musical envelope? How about Off the Wall with the ki
Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013 12:00 am
 Here we are marching along through mid-November, with a first, fleeting snow behind us announcing the awakening of winter. The music is heating up, though, and that’s a warming thought to thaw
Band Spotlight
Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013 12:00 am
 Here comes a Southern California alternative rock trio in support of a new record headlining a traveling rock show at Catch. Sean Danielsen (guitar, vocals), Ryan Martin (bass) and Jake Kilmer (
Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013 12:00 am
Now a renowned and beloved Springfield-based singer, Johnnie Owens’ voice and talent took him around the world in his younger days. Earlier this week we tried to cover his lifetime in music during an hour conversation while listening to his new CD Butter! in the background at his apartment on Second Street.
Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013 12:00 am
If you’re familiar with Midwest music clubs, then you’ve heard of Mojo’s in Columbia, Mo., Knucklehead’s in Kansas City and Off Broadway in St. Louis, the other venues Micky and the Motorcars play during a roll through the prairie.
Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013 12:00 am
 Long before I wrote for Illinois Times, for a couple of years I was up very early every Thursday to deliver thousands of freshly pressed papers to make an extra buck or two. The Best of Springfi
Band Spotlight
Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013 12:00 am
 Young John Grimaldi was born and raised in an Italian-American neighborhood in Chicago. His first taste of music came in the form of a harmonica at age 7. Soon he visited the famed Maxwell Stree
Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013 12:00 am
 Silly me, I was thinking of writing my column on Halloween stuff next week so it would come out on the day proper, but, as I should have remembered, all the goings on come the weekend before a h
Band Spotlight
Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013 12:00 am
PHOTO COURTESY CHEEKY MONKEY Terri Clark joined the prestigious Grand Ole Opry in 2004 as the only female Canadian on the show. She grew up in Montreal, where her maternal grandparents were well
Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013 12:00 am
 The latest piece of provocative songwriting and innovative instrumentation from Chicago-based musician and artist Robbie Fulks, Gone Away Backward, received critical and fan acclaim for the folk

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