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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
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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

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