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Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012 12:00 am
What started as a way for bands to just get a place to play turned into a seven-year success story as a home for all-ages music in Springfield. Snuggled into one long room on the east side of 11th Str
Band Spotlight
Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012 12:00 am
These guys have been playing the popular hits for awhile or, as the promo coyly states, “deez guyz been playing da hits of the 60s, 70s & 80s since 2001,” booking everything from bar g
Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012 12:00 am
In a heartbreaking time for me, after 18 and a half years of being booked at the Brewhaus every Sunday, my streak has come to an inglorious end. Management at the club wants to “shake things up&
Band Spotlight
Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012 12:00 am
Claiming to be “playing more musical styles than a department store soundtrack” and that the band “has musical ADHD,” Room 306 comes a-calling with an attitude ready to take li
Band Spotlight
Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012 12:00 am
When done well, fingerpicking a guitar looks so easy anybody could do it. But the task of convincing several digits to make music while moving simultaneously in different, yet coordinated directions a
Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012 12:00 am
By the looks of the Springfield scene, the days of searching to find something to do may be over for good. This week is chock-full of exciting musical adventures sure to please the palate of many a mu
Band Spotlight
Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012 12:00 am
As these two acclaimed singer-songwriters work through an eight-day Midwest tour, the music is not the only thing being celebrated. Birnbaum spent a good part of 2012 recovering from a vocal cord inju
Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012 12:00 am
I really like using the word “fair” when writing about the State Fair, but I’ve already done it a fair amount of times over the years, so to continue to do so now just wouldn’t
Band Spotlight
Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012 12:00 am
The Illinois State Fair has many long-running traditions and in the music department none is more incredible than the run of the Don Smith Band. This year marks 32 straight years of performances on th

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