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Band Spotlight
Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013 12:00 am
Founded in 2010 by Barry Woodworth (drums, vocals) and Gene Bennett (guitar, vocals), in 2013 Hat Trick added former member of The Backliners, Steve Harvey (bass, vocals) to complete the rock power tr
Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013 12:00 am
With a whirlwind of wonderful whatevers available to while away the hours this week in the entertainment section of our lives, here are a few tidbits and takes on the goings-on.In the “unbelieva
Band Spotlight
Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013 12:00 am
A solidified, totally on it and in it band back in 2009, Milwaukee-based quartet Herman Astro shows up ready to rock, bringing a funky attitude with a soulful edge all wrapped up in gritty guitars and
Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013 12:00 am
I can’t help but be amazed at the incredible variety and substance of shows this week in a host of various venues. Along with the entertainment values acknowledged, many of the upcoming events c
Band Spotlight
Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013 12:00 am
A local private space since 1991, the Last Chance Bar and Lab hosted several outstanding musicians and concerts through the years, while also being a band practice place. The Last Chance Blues Band, a
Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013 12:00 am
Few other Americana artists spent a lifetime as creative, consistent and challenging as Rosie Flores. From her early days with the Los Angeles cow-punk, rockabilly scene to a current life-defining rec
Band Spotlight
Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013 12:00 am
Out of Charleston, Ill. and originally from Columbia, Mo., The Ex-Bombers are doing swell with a minimalist setup of bass, drum and vocals saying all that needs to be heard. Drummer and vocalist Keri
Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013 12:00 am
Well, it’s time for the annual bemoaning of the passing of another summer, one that seemed to fly by like a hungry mosquito heading for dinner on my left elbow. Now I suppose fall will just do t
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
Feature
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

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