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Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2009 09:17 am

Rick Recht comes to Springfield to “Tear Down the Walls”

Love your neighbor as you love yourself. It’s a commandment familiar to both Jews and Christians, but it takes a person of strong faith to both talk the talk and walk the walk. Ri...
Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2008 11:15 am

Here’s who’s coming to bring you music

The fall season is upon us, and for bands across the country it's the perfect time to tour. Hopping in the bus — musicians from David Crosby and Graham Nash to Ta...
Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2008 08:17 pm

For butterfly lovers and Lincoln buffs

The upcoming season upholds the standard of excellence the Illinois Symphony Orchestra has made a Springfield tradition. One of ISO's most popular events is the Pops in t...
Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2008 01:05 pm
The Illinois Central Blues Club formed in 1986 and since then the group has hosted more than 42,000 musicians and 1500 live performances. Each week the club hosts blues artists from across t...
Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2007 09:26 pm

Folks Songs of Illinois provides an excellent introduction to many kinds of music

Untitled Document It’s 1927, the Jazz Age, with poet Carl Sandburg toting a funny little guitar and strumming carelessly to the old tunes: “Whisky Johnny&...
Wednesday, July 11, 2007 07:59 am

Gore Gore Girls got gams and Gretsches!

Untitled Document Gretsches and gams, gams and Gretsches. That’s the Gore Gore Girls’ bag, and if it’s not yours, well, you can’t say you weren’t wa...
Wednesday, July 11, 2007 04:36 am

Native sons are out with second release from Victory Records

Untitled Document For the Junior Varsity, home usually means the highway, but to write their new album, Cinematographic, the rock band hit the brakes. Earlier this y...
Tuesday, July 3, 2007 12:16 am

How Battles utterly beguiled the indiescenti

Untitled Document In his essay-cum-manifesto “The Fullness of Time,” the composer Carl Nielsen cautioned against the pursuit of novelty for its own sake: “. . ....
Wednesday, June 27, 2007 09:52 am

Lavender Diamond, despite itself, is an amazing band

Untitled Document Once you get past the stupid name, the simplistic songwriting, and the almost uniformly abysmal lyrics, Lavender Diamond is a really great band — but isn&...
Wednesday, June 20, 2007 10:47 pm

Paul McCartney proves it’s hard work, being happy

Untitled Document Starbucks references have become an indie cliché, a form of slackerist shorthand whereby privileged whites rag on the economic class that spawned them. T...


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