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Band Spotlight
Thursday, July 12, 2012 12:00 am
Formed nearly six months ago in the aftermath of the breakup of three Springfield rock bands, Up In Arms came together with the “common state of mind to bring the best music they can into the Mi
Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, July 5, 2012 12:00 am
As the undeniable Don Van Vliet performing as Captain Beefheart once said in his song Ice Cream for Crow, “It’s so hot it looks like you got three beaks crow,” and these days I think
Band Spotlight
Thursday, July 5, 2012 12:00 am
A 2011 performer at the Bedrock 66 Live! concert series and a favorite among Springfield roots rock fans, John Paul Keith returns to the capital city for a big stage slot at the American Music Show. K
Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, June 28, 2012 12:00 am
What a wonderful time it can be when wild notions become reality. For Robbie Kording and his idea for the Patchwork 2012 Springfield Music Compilation, now is that time. As I recently wrote in Now Pla
Band Spotlight
Thursday, June 28, 2012 12:00 am
Raised in Folsom, Calif., Kelli Scarr made her way to music school in Boston and eventually arrived in Brooklyn, N.Y. After 10 years of bands and music making, including an Emmy nomination for a film
Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, June 21, 2012 12:00 am
If you dare say there’s nothing going on in Springfield these days, you just might be silly and wrong. Mid-June is one of the busiest times of the year for an intense and expansive variety of mu
Band Spotlight
Thursday, June 21, 2012 12:00 am
Raised on Chicago’s South Side by his grandmother, young Dave Miller received his lifelong nickname of Biscuit from spending too much time in the kitchen. It wasn’t long before he discover
Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, June 14, 2012 12:00 am
I see lots of exciting things on board for this week in the capital city. Let’s get to it, so as not to miss a thing. The inimitable Don Williams performs next Tuesday, June 16, at the Sangamon
Band Spotlight
Thursday, June 14, 2012 12:00 am
Get a good look at how it happens, folks, as Brushfire, a locally based “upbeat rockin’ country” band makes a splash in the scene. Formed a few years ago, the boys are booked solid t
Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, June 7, 2012 12:00 am
Now that the SOHO Fest in lovely downtown Springfield is in the books for 2012, the controversy about the early closing of small festivals downtown will subside, but other events are approaching and t

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