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Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015 12:00 am
 It’s back. The Illinois State Fair comes to town for ten days of entertainment, excitement, exasperation, excrement (sorry, but the livestock, you know) and all around endeavors of intrepid Il
Band Spotlight
Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015 12:00 am
 Originally formed in late 2013 as a one-time get-together of friends to play a benefit show, The Shunpikers hit it off so well they just kept going. Current bandmates include area stalwarts of t
Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015 12:00 am
 This weekend brings us festivals galore, bands all over town and a happening ALS benefit. Just around the calendar corner comes the Illinois State Fair and all the entertainment excitement it br
Band Spotlight
Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015 12:00 am
 On the move and in the groove, this six-piece, self-proclaimed “country-rock” band covers contemporary and country classics, but what really sets Broseph E. Lee apart is their catchy songwri
Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, July 30, 2015 12:00 am
 I’m not sure if you can stretch a blue moon, like the one this Friday, the only one in 2015, into an entire weekend, but if you’re willing to go along with this cockamamie idea, so am I.Most
Band Spotlight
Thursday, July 30, 2015 12:00 am
Hailing from the other side of the tracks in Nashville, the long-haired trio of Jaren Johnston (lead vocals, guitar), Kelby Ray (bass guitar, Dobro, acoustic guitar, vocals) and Neil Mason (drums, voc
Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, July 23, 2015 12:00 am
 This week brings us all kinds of styles, variations, moods and muses of music. Surely somewhere in there is a spot for you. Let us proceed to discover something for everyone.Friday night holds a
Band Spotlight
Thursday, July 23, 2015 12:00 am
 Originally from Peoria and now based out of Chicago, this active and alternative folk quintet is on the move. Bandmates Austin Thompson (vocals, guitar), Collin Krause (vocals, mandolin, violin,
Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, July 16, 2015 12:00 am
 Welcome friends, to mid-July in central Illinois as the music heats up right along with the local weather. This week features record release parties and fundraisers, closely related events in na
Band Spotlight
Thursday, July 16, 2015 12:00 am
 This bass-playing, award-winning, world-traveling blues vocalist recently relocated from her native Australia to Cocoa Beach, Florida, all the while continuing her scorching career in the world

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