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Thursday, April 11, 2013 12:00 am
Back in 2010 for the debut of Drum Fest, I started out with a few typical drummer jokes such as “What do you call someone who hangs around with musicians? A drummer.” And a beauty like thi
Band Spotlight
Thursday, April 11, 2013 12:00 am
Some people play the blues and some people listen to the blues, but James Armstrong just is the blues. From starting his first band in seventh grade to traveling the country playing major festivals an
Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, April 4, 2013 12:00 am
If last Monday someone tried to pull an April Fool’s joke on me by talking about the quality and variety of upcoming live music this month, I think I’d wholeheartedly felt foolish and fell
Band Spotlight
Thursday, April 4, 2013 12:00 am
Blessed with a lovely voice, a sweet smile, a creative streak and enough gumption to take on the music business world, Taylorville native Amy Benton lives her dream. Between consistent shows in centra
Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, March 28, 2013 12:00 am
Oh, I can close my eyes and hear those wonderful sounds of music played out-of-doors as the weather breaks and spring returns to take us into summer. I hear rock bands outside in beer gardens, festiva
Band Spotlight
Thursday, March 28, 2013 12:00 am
From an introduction through friends, Maria Brink (lead vocals, piano) and Chris Howorth (lead guitar, vocals) got together in August of 2005 and immediately formed a common bond of music through song
Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, March 21, 2013 12:00 am
After this wonderfully busy, gig-a-day week (with two on Friday and three on Saturday), including venues from first grade classrooms to high class social clubs, barrooms full of temporary drunken sail
Band Spotlight
Thursday, March 21, 2013 12:00 am
This Chicago-based quartet keeps making the rounds and stirring the pot with festival appearances at the Midwest’s finest, including Summerfest, Summer Camp and 10,000 Lakes. Family Groove Compa
Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, March 14, 2013 12:00 am
Welcome one and all to the great American invention of St. Patrick’s Day. Once contained within our Irish-American communities, St. Patty’s Day now involves all who want to be included in
Band Spotlight
Thursday, March 14, 2013 12:00 am
Always a busy band during the St. Patrick’s Day celebration, The Emerald Underground goes for the pot o’ gold at the end of the Irish rainbow with three shows this weekend. Now into their

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