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Band Spotlight
Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015 12:00 am
 Playing only their second show in 15 years, the legendary Love Hogs return to a Springfield stage after coming out of a pen from the past to play the Downhome Music, Art & Beer Festival last
Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015 12:00 am
 Before anyone begins to moan and groan about using the word “holiday” instead of “Christmas,” please consider Christmas is only one of the several holidays celebrated this time of year.
Band Spotlight
Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015 12:00 am
 Continuing the terrific run of early Thursday shows at The Alamo, sponsored by the Illinois Central Blues Club and presented by James Armstrong, Kilborn Alley drops in from our neighboring city
Music - Tom Irwin
Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015 12:00 am
 As we prepare for the Thanksgiving holiday and ensuing weekend, please remember to add music to your list of items to be thankful for this year and all the time. Take a moment to actually notice
Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015 12:00 am
 We finally got the “cold and gray November days,” as grandma always called them, but inside our cozy venues, the music keeps us warm and dry, hopping and hopeful.Our first order of the day,
Band Spotlight
Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015 12:00 am
 These guys hail from Stillwater, Okla., and play what has become known as “Red Dirt” country music. The name comes from the color of earth you find in Oklahoma, and the band’s style lives
Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015 12:00 am
 Ah, November comes and I feel the sadness and sorrow in my bones, even with these wonderful, extra sunny days. That normal slowing down of fall combined with the time change just knocked me for
Band Spotlight
Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015 12:00 am
 With Kevin Wasmer (vocals, guitar) and Sam Ganci (drums) as the core of the band’s hard-hitting, melodic sound for several years, the recently recharged Enamel added Nick Beal (bass) and Tyler
Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015 12:00 am
 Along with our listings of usual and incredible music shows around town this week, we have an apology to make and an award to give. In last week’s Best of Springfield issue we inadvertently le

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