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Band Spotlight
Thursday, March 2, 2017 12:00 am
 Blazing a trail from Toronto across the world in the jazz-fusion-blues crossroads of music, Galen Weston is the guy who gets quotes like “a guitar tour de force, the kind they just don’t mak
Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017 12:00 am
 Sometimes the stars align and everything happens at once. Without a doubt, that day is Friday, Feb. 24. Not to say that more wonderful and terrific music doesn’t happen on other days, because
Band Spotlight
Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017 12:00 am
 A man on the move, Rockin’ Johnny has really been rocking in the past year. He relocated to California from Chicago, toured mainland Europe between Halloween and Christmas, promoted a CD, reco
Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017 12:00 am
 We are set for what looks like a fine week for unseasonably warm weather and incredibly good music. These next two weekends closing out February are brimming with music makers making music for y
Band Spotlight
Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017 12:00 am
 Originally from the Taylorville area, Ty took off for Nashville about 10 years ago with dreams of becoming a songwriter in Music City, U.S.A. By that time, he’d been a writer and performer sin
Feature
Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017 12:00 am

HISO Music is one man’s dream of helping others’ dreams comes true

 In a long brick building within a rented suite on Yale Boulevard in Springfield’s Harvard Park neighborhood, a quiet, yet profound revolution is underway. Here is the headquarters of HISO (pro
Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017 12:00 am
 We spend a lot of time covering the nightclubs in this column, and rightfully so, since a good deal of our live music scene stems from gigs in the bars. But bands and artists continue to make mu
Band Spotlight
Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017 12:00 am
 With a new album out (Dr. Feelgood’s Traveling Medicine Show released on Feb. 3) featuring production work by Tim Carbone of Railroad Earth and new member Arthur Lee Land (guitar, banjo, vocal
Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017 12:00 am
 Here comes fantastic February, finely focused on the “fickle finger of fate” as they used to say on “Laugh-In.” Oh my, that will date some of us; but the “F’s” are flying in Februa
Band Spotlight
Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017 12:00 am
 After a year of working out the kinks and playing “sparingly” around town, The Loops are now ready to roll onto the local scene in full force. With names you’ll recognize as familiar faces

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