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Band Spotlight
Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012 12:00 am
Born of a jam session as good bands often are, Porkpie & the Northend Allstars began when Hipbone Sam introduced Kirk Lonbom and Craig Wood at a last-Friday jam at Abe’s Southside Pub back i
Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012 12:00 am
For the third year in a row I can, with a true sense of joy, announce another Girl-a-Thon.Once again organizer Gwen Harris has put together an incredible lineup of musicians, guests and sponsors to su
Band Spotlight
Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012 12:00 am
This mysterious character lives in Chillicothe, Ill. quietly plotting intricate and intense electronic music while blithely being behind the mask of the ubiquitous suit and tie. Along with his persona
Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012 12:00 am
In this day and age of ubiquitous blues, finding a genuine and pertinent purveyor of the genre can be trying. Not to say all the variations of the I-IV-V performed in various instrumental configuratio
Band Spotlight
Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012 12:00 am
A Fancy Prairie native and Athens High School graduate, Eva got her start in show business with a family band, singing with her sisters. As the emotive vocalist developed into a rhythm guitar player a
Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012 12:00 am
First I’d like to thank the folks at Penny Lane and all who helped organize the 18th annual Jerry Garcia Tribute at Douglas Park last Sunday. The Raouligans and I were honored to play along with
Band Spotlight
Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012 12:00 am
Began in Carbondale and molded in Chicago, the hard driving, pop-rock, soul-funk band Mathien comes back to town on the opening weekend for Donnie’s Homespun nightclub in the Vinegar Hill Mall.
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&

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