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Band Spotlight
Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014 12:00 am
 What sounds come to mind when gypsy-jazz music gets mentioned? If it’s soaring vocals, speedy guitars and swinging bass you are in the realm of the Chicago-based Fumée Gypsy Project. This las
Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014 12:00 am
 The skies may go gray and the world darkens as November seeps into the soul, but look for enlightenment and excitement – or at least a drink and live music – in your bar of choice this weeke
Band Spotlight
Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014 12:00 am
 Starting out as mainly a cover band in 2009 after members met at an open mic, by 2013 Fireside Relics had undergone a few personnel changes while setting a new direction toward original music. T
Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014 12:00 am
 The first full weekend in November comes roaring in like it has nothing to do but impress us with an exciting and full plate of entertainment goodies to drop in our collective laps. Let’s get
Band Spotlight
Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014 12:00 am
 Hailing and railing from Chicago, while curtailing nothing pertaining to righteousness and proper behavior, this trio describes themselves as “barstool smashing miscreants” ready and willing
Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014 12:00 am
 Welcome ghouls, goblins, guys and gals to the terribly terrifying world of the Springfield bar music scene during Halloween season. I say season, because with the Friday night appearance of the
Band Spotlight
Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014 12:00 am
 Todd Wolfe befriended Sheryl Crow when she was a struggling backup singer in New York City and he too was “trying to make it” in the music business. Later, he joined her first live band in t
Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014 12:00 am
 There’s something about approaching late October that I always look forward to experiencing. It’s the smell of the cooling air, the feel of warming sunshine, leaves turning and falling in sw
Band Spotlight
Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014 12:00 am
 Often musicians who emulate a sound from the past are destined to succumb to the public perception of revivalist or tribute artist, but Charlie Parr consistently rises above such notions while p
Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014 12:00 am
 Many a word spent here in this column relates to our bar scene, where much of the live music happens in Springfield. Hence the “oddities” comment in our headline describing these out-of-bar

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