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Thursday, June 16, 2016 12:00 am
 Welcome to mid-June in central Illinois. The weather is heating up along with the music scene, save for the occasional thundershower that washes out a performance.Here comes the Sangamon County
Band Spotlight
Thursday, June 16, 2016 12:00 am
 Named after a blacktop south of town heading out to the country through New City, this band is like family to each other and plays to the crowd with the dedication and closeness of relatives. Wi
Music - Tom Irwin
Wednesday, June 8, 2016 12:00 am
 What wonderful weather we’ve been blessed with this week. Let’s hope the atmospheric conditions continue for a bit to get us through the wonderful music we’ve been given as well.The weeken
Band Spotlight
Wednesday, June 8, 2016 12:00 am
 Born in Dublin, Ireland, and now living in Philadelphia, Penn., John Byrne takes Celtic and American music of folk origins and keeps it alive by continuing musical traditions while making it all
Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, June 2, 2016 12:00 am
 This week, music brings the SOHO Music Festival to downtown. There are also a few other big-time happenings, a bunch of cool regular stuff and a grievous occasion.We are so sad to tell of the pa
Band Spotlight
Thursday, June 2, 2016 12:00 am
 After years of playing music in cover bands (including the crazy-popular rockabilly group Meerkat Mobsters), Mark Mills decided to do it “his way” and proceeded to knock out a collection of
Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, May 26, 2016 12:00 am
 The above headline translates into “Memorable Memorial Day Weekend music” by my calculations, but feel free to make it into anything you want. All I know is we are in for one of the most inc
Band Spotlight
Thursday, May 26, 2016 12:00 am
 Celebrating 20 years as an entity on the scene, head Shack Shaker J.D. Wilkes (now an official Kentucky colonel as bestowed by the state’s governor) brings his fellow bandmates bassist Mark Ro
Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, May 19, 2016 12:00 am
 You hear a lot (or at least I do) about the burgeoning and flourishing Springfield music scene. People talk about how musicians play well together with excellent, diverse and progressing musicia
Band Spotlight
Thursday, May 19, 2016 12:00 am
 When he was 15 years old, this North Carolina native bought a harmonica after asking his mom to take him to a music store, and, as they say, the rest is history. Several years ago Brandon Santin

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