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Thursday, April 9, 2015 12:00 am
 Welcome to a wonderful week of live music bursting out of the bars like blooms on a forsythia branch. All kinds of styles and sounds and looks and listens are coming at us from all sides, much a
Band Spotlight
Thursday, April 9, 2015 12:00 am
 Arlin Peebles has composed songs and played in bands (Cleanray, Young Loves) for nearly two decades and spent the last eight or so years working on songs that made it onto his first solo release
Band Spotlight
Friday, April 3, 2015 12:00 am
 In an unpredictable world, it’s so nice to hear a pair of studied and stellar music makers playing good songs well. Jen learned her singing lessons bluegrass song-style, at home from the famil
Music - Tom Irwin
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 12:00 am
 There are plenty of fun and exciting shows this weekend, plus some that may not fit into that category considering your taste and constitution, but overall, as usual, the scene is on it.This wee
Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, March 26, 2015 12:00 am
 Sometimes there’s so much going on that the only way to properly discuss events comes from the shotgun approach of blasting away willy-nilly. Let us proceed with vain aim to hit all.I’ve bee
Band Spotlight
Thursday, March 26, 2015 12:00 am
 By calling themselves the “Greatest Rock-n-Roll Band in the World” these guys don’t lack in confidence or go much for modesty, but without mustering bluster and blasting out the jams, thes
Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, March 19, 2015 12:00 am
 Let’s switch colors this week from green to blue as we move from the Irish into blues territory. Lots of other things are going on as usual, but we should take a moment to comment upon the blu
Band Spotlight
Thursday, March 19, 2015 12:00 am
 Claiming to come from a “downtrodden region of Illinois known as Forgottonia” that others might call Western Illinois (Macomb to be more specific), this hard-hitting quartet is out to set th
Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, March 12, 2015 12:00 am
 Of all the designated drinking events on the American calendar, none contains the unabashed sanction of society more than the Irish celebration known as St. Patrick’s Day. Thanksgiving Eve may
Band Spotlight
Thursday, March 12, 2015 12:00 am
 Of all the Celtic-influenced bands now in the Springfield area, The Emerald Underground was the first on the scene way back in 2002. Then called Stone Ring Circle, the group debuted 14 years ago

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