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Band Spotlight
Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2015 12:00 am
Born just outside Austin, Texas, Jackson Taylor spent his formative years traveling and soaking up the sounds of real country music with his migrant worker family. When, as a young man, he made a move
Music - Tom Irwin
Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2015 12:00 am
 Here we are full of holiday spirit, and hopefully spirits too, ready to finish off the holiday season with Christmas and next week’s New Year’s Eve. This year our weekend is a bit off as the
Band Spotlight
Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2015 12:00 am
 Considered by many as one of our area’s music-making treasures, Jaigh Lowder and Jill Manning play original songs at an exceptional level of composition and performance. Jaigh’s guitar prowe
Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015 12:00 am
 After watching music made in this area for decades, plus 15 years of helping list it weekly in Illinois Times, I am still amazed at the variety, talent and amount of good stuff happening. This w
Band Spotlight
Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015 12:00 am
 Yes, there is a punk band from Springfield called Hospital Job. Yes, they’ve toured the U.S. twice and western Europe. Yes, they have plans in the works for a 2016 East Coast tour and dates at
Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015 12:00 am
 As we continue into the season with a reason for holiday happenings, we somewhat curb the big events but keep the gigs going with plenty of good music to go around. Please pay special attention
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

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