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Friday, April 8, 2016 12:00 am
 As we stroll along the boulevard of winter-spring balancing acts, music matters move along no matter whether the weather is this or that. Along with the continuous supply of local bands at diffe
Band Spotlight
Thursday, April 7, 2016 12:00 am
 Another creative, hard-hitting, pull-no-punches band from Springfield’s continuously burgeoning punk-and-DIY scene knocks off a cool show and record release event. Livin’ Thing is putting ou
Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, March 31, 2016 12:00 am
 Well, well, we are done with March and moving on to April. Soon all the outdoor events will be here. But in the meantime, there’s plenty going on, including a few April Fool-ery events. &
Band Spotlight
Thursday, March 31, 2016 12:00 am
 Rolling down the line from Peoria way comes a central Illinois standard-bearer of modern country with a promise of “going full throttle to bring their high-energy, rockin’ country show to a
Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, March 24, 2016 12:00 am
 Per usual, there are gigs galore going on all over town this weekend. Even though the Easter holiday is happening on Sunday with accompanying spring events and church doings, folks still got to
Band Spotlight
Thursday, March 24, 2016 12:00 am
 For more than a decade, this band of musical brothers from the Effingham area have pounded the pavement and graced the stage to bring their proven and provocative mix of country, bluegrass, rock
Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, March 17, 2016 12:00 am
 Thursday, March 17 is the day designated as St. Patrick’s Day, and even though Springfield and other places may have celebrated with gusto last Saturday, many folks still call this the real de
Band Spotlight
Thursday, March 17, 2016 12:00 am
 When a group calls itself an “American rock band from Springfield, Illinois” on their website’s homepage, you know they better mean it. Deep Lunar Blue has been setting a standard of origi
Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, March 10, 2016 12:00 am
 No blarney here; we’re about to do the St. Patrick’s Day-thing this weekend in Springfield. Next Thursday, March 17 is the official date, but our Saint Patrick’s Day Marching Band Parade a
Band Spotlight
Thursday, March 10, 2016 12:00 am
 As witnessed above, this is definitely the busiest band in Celtic show business during the St. Patrick’s Day celebrations in Springfield. 2016 marks the 15th year in the existence of The Emera

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