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Band Spotlight
Thursday, March 7, 2013 12:00 am
Wild, wooly, raucous and racy, these guys come on with a bang and stay lit all night. Well-known up and down and all around, plus parts beyond for the music, the show, the attitude, the tattoos, the s
Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013 12:00 am
Looks like we’ve made it through the winter music doldrums as March comes in like a lion in the entertainment calendar world. Here are a few of the slew of upcoming happenings.This Saturday the
Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013 12:00 am
I usually only write about Springfield-area shows, but when I got the chance to interview Ricky Skaggs for his upcoming performance at the Sheldon Concert Hall in St. Louis on Feb. 22, I changed my tu
Band Spotlight
Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013 12:00 am
Raised in Rochester, N.Y. and trained as a classical violinist, Lionel Young is not your typical blues performer. The young Young found his way to the blues and using his “distinctive electric v
Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013 12:00 am
I’m telling you what – I had a whale of a time last Saturday night right here in lovely, downtown Springfield. From first being one of “those guys” not wanting to leave the hou
Band Spotlight
Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013 12:00 am
When Bruce Baise (guitar, vocals), Dave Marr (guitar, vocals), Craig Wood (bass, vocals), Mark “Doc” Janis (drums), Steve Jackson (saxophone, clarinet, flute) and “Bad” Bill Ro
Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013 12:00 am
After this odd week of weather contortions, I’m not sure if we are thawing out, warming up or freezing in, but I can assure you, no matter the fluctuating conditions of the climate, there is a s
Band Spotlight
Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013 12:00 am
Hailing from Detroit, Mich., these guys are more like Motor City alt/country rockers, described by many critics as producing a sound reminiscent of the Exile on Main Street period Rolling Stones. Fron

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