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Band Spotlight
Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017 12:00 am
 Originally from the Taylorville area, Ty took off for Nashville about 10 years ago with dreams of becoming a songwriter in Music City, U.S.A. By that time, he’d been a writer and performer sin
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Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017 12:00 am

HISO Music is one man’s dream of helping others’ dreams comes true

 In a long brick building within a rented suite on Yale Boulevard in Springfield’s Harvard Park neighborhood, a quiet, yet profound revolution is underway. Here is the headquarters of HISO (pro
Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017 12:00 am
 We spend a lot of time covering the nightclubs in this column, and rightfully so, since a good deal of our live music scene stems from gigs in the bars. But bands and artists continue to make mu
Band Spotlight
Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017 12:00 am
 With a new album out (Dr. Feelgood’s Traveling Medicine Show released on Feb. 3) featuring production work by Tim Carbone of Railroad Earth and new member Arthur Lee Land (guitar, banjo, vocal
Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017 12:00 am
 Here comes fantastic February, finely focused on the “fickle finger of fate” as they used to say on “Laugh-In.” Oh my, that will date some of us; but the “F’s” are flying in Februa
Band Spotlight
Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017 12:00 am
 After a year of working out the kinks and playing “sparingly” around town, The Loops are now ready to roll onto the local scene in full force. With names you’ll recognize as familiar faces
Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017 12:00 am
 Well, that month seemed to fly by. Maybe it was the political activities keeping things moving or the ice scare one weekend followed by temps in the mid-60s the next. Whatever is going on, 2017
Band Spotlight
Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017 12:00 am
 Since 1993, Martin McCormack (bass, vocals) and Brian FitzGerald (guitar, mandolin, vocals), known as the duo Switchback, have released several CDs of Celtic and Americana music and traveled a g
Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017 12:00 am
 We survived the great ice scare of last weekend with a few cancellations and a little rescheduling, which resulted in bonus attendance at the gigs that remained, attended by brave and reckless s
Band Spotlight
Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017 12:00 am
 Back in 2003, Suzie Stephens decided to get a group together to expand and expose her love of music and performance, creating Ultraviolet in the process. Born a fourth cousin (really) to Bill Mo

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