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Band Spotlight
Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013 12:00 am
Cultivating a deep and biding respect for the legacy of the blues, The Alley Tones hail from St. Louis, a heritage blues city along with Chicago, Memphis and New Orleans. Eric A. Gavillet (vocals), Na
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Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013 12:00 am

The Clayville Folk Music Festival comes to life Aug. 24

Close your eyes and drift back in time. There are no cars, no cellphones, no computers, no electric grid. Not a film in a theater or a movie on TV and not one single musical recording via iTunes, albu
Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013 12:00 am
I feel like I’m beginning to sound like a broken record – those were those big flat, black things with music on them we had many moons ago. Sometimes they’d get stuck on a scratch an
Band Spotlight
Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013 12:00 am
What can you say about this band that hasn’t already been said? Here’s one thing – this Saturday is the extremely popular group’s final show. Yes, we won’t have Still Kic
Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013 12:00 am
With the 2013 Illinois State Fair still in progress and plenty of hip and happening stuff going on around town, it’s time for the second installment of Now Playing: Fair and Un-Fair. I could exp
Band Spotlight
Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013 12:00 am
What’s an Epsom? Dare we ask this Springfield-based experimental and adventurous trio consisting of Scott Faingold (vocalizations, lyrics), Steven Sgro (noises, guitars) and Tim Harte (drums, dr
Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013 12:00 am
Here we go again as the Illinois State Fair encompasses Springfield in an annual entertainment entanglement of deep fried frenzy and pure played pleasure. Some folks revel in the excess and others lea
Band Spotlight
Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013 12:00 am
Based out of Burlington, Vt., singer-songwriter-guitarist Phil Yates spent time in Los Angeles and Chicago, then Columbia, S. C. and once upon a time lived in a little burg called Springfield, Ill. Af
Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013 12:00 am
After sweltering and suffering through one of the hottest summers ever recorded a mere year ago, the lovely mountain-like weather of this past week seems like a dream world. And just right for a downt
Band Spotlight
Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013 12:00 am
When the talk starts about up-and-coming bands in the Americana music field, The Giving Tree Band gets a mention in a big way. Paste Magazine included them as one of the “13 Emerging Bands for 2

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