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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
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

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