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Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017 12:00 am
 Well, here we are in 2017, and don’t you know it, it will be 2018 before you know it. I know, I know, don’t say things like that, but, as some folks say, it’s better than the alternative.
Band Spotlight
Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017 12:00 am
 A talented, hardworking artist of stature, this Peoria native plays steady all year, making a living making music, and he does it by making people feel good. A versatile, multi-instrumentalist o
Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016 12:00 am
 There’s something about the New Year beginning as the old fades away that requires some introspection and retrospection, along with an inspection of the process of getting from here to there.
Band Spotlight
Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016 12:00 am
 After nearly eight years of playing and racking up almost 1,000 shows, the Hipbone Sam Band is ceasing their seemingly ceaseless touring schedule with a final performance on New Year’s Day. Du
Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016 12:00 am
 With Christmas falling on Sunday in 2016, as you might imagine, our weekend entertainment scheduled is crimped and cramped into mostly Thursday and Friday nights. But, hey, that’s okay, it’s
Band Spotlight
Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016 12:00 am
 Emerging from the remnants of several Springfield punk-pop-rock bands comes Andy Harmon, Alyssa Currie, Fred Malcom and Cory VanMeter to become a group self-described as, “pop, dusty, indie ro
Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016 12:00 am
 Take a good look at the Pub Crawl listings this week and the sheer amount of exceptional shows shall have you jumping for joy, bursting with pride and, hopefully, headed out the door to see some
Band Spotlight
Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016 12:00 am
 Five longtime, local musicians by the names of Brian Moore (lead vocals, sax), Tim Bahn (piano, vocals), Mark Sanders (drums), Mike Lang (bass) and Manley Mallard (guitar) got together after Bri
Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016 12:00 am
 Welcome to the holiday season with all the trimmings as we slide headfirst through December headlong toward the new year of 2017. Jam-packed hardly seems a generous enough word to describe all t
Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016 12:00 am
 For more than 20 years Craig Straubinger (aka Craig Daddy) has led The Trip Daddys of St. Louis on a musical adventure blending rockabilly, hard country, blues and real rock ‘n’ roll to crea

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