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Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015 12:00 am
 Prepare yourself for plenty of local action as clubs are filled with area bands this weekend. But a deeper look shows a Tennessee tie to the local scene now and in recent weeks.Nashville may be
Band Spotlight
Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015 12:00 am
 Call it “hick hop” or “country rap,” but whatever you aim to name this style of combining country lyric themes with rap production and attitudes, John Lee Smith, better known as Big Smo,
Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015 12:00 am
 Hip, hip hooray, it’s now January and that means we’ve made it to another year. Let’s wish, believe and know that 2015 will be full of great shows with something new, old and everything in
Band Spotlight
Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015 12:00 am
 Longevity and loyalty aren’t words often associated with bands. Most groups come from members of other groups that disbanded and reformed then changed names and began again. That’s why it’
Music - Tom Irwin
Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014 12:00 am
 Welcome one and all to the beginning of 2015 and our last big blast of 2014. New Year’s Eve has long been a night of celebration and one that nearly always includes live music. This year we ha
Band Spotlight
Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014 12:00 am
 Start your New Year off with a winner, the winner of the 2014 Blues Music Award, Soul Blues Artist of the Year, that is. Also nominated for six other BMA’s, including BB King Artist of the Yea
Band Spotlight
Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014 12:00 am
 Monica and Josie are heading back to Memphis to participate in the annual International Blues Challenge competition, bringing their own brand of blues highlighted by a special blend of guitar pl
Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014 12:00 am
 Hold onto to your holiday hats everyone; we are in for a wild and wooly ride down entertainment row as the gigs pile up like presents under some lucky folks Christmas tree. Congratulations are i
Band Spotlight
Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014 12:00 am
 The Cats are back! For anyone around the Springfield music scene from the 80s on, that can mean only one thing. Yes, that’s right, Cats on Holiday are back in town for a one night only Holiday
Feature
Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014 12:00 am

James Armstrong, the internationally renowned bluesman, relocates to Springfield

 Believe it or not, Springfield, Illinois, is red hot for the cool blues. The capital city is home to one of the oldest blues clubs in the nation, hosts a nearly 30-year-old weekly blues performa

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