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Band Spotlight
Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017 12:00 am
 When the pumped up, high-rockin, rockabilly trio The Meerkat Mobsters, featuring Springfield resident Mark Mills (guitar, vocals), Ray Biagioni (drums) from Oglesby and Rick Topolski (stand-up b
Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017 12:00 am
 Now that the weather outside is slowly approaching normal but nowhere near “frightening,” perhaps our holiday season may feel more Midwest than Southwest. Either way it goes (hot, cold, pola
Band Spotlight
Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017 12:00 am
Based out of Chicago, this quartet of possible punks (the musical kind) formed in 1998 using “’90s alternative and ’80s punk with a dash of midwestern roots-rock” to create a modern, American
Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017 12:00 am
 This oddly warm week for the end of November is fitting to heat us up for a weekend of scorching good music on the roster. Be sure to check the community calendar for holiday music happenings al
Band Spotlight
Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017 12:00 am
 This West Virginia native now resides in Nashville, Tennessee, and uses the Music City for a home base to bring his particular style of Americana music to the masses. Lopez recorded his debut al
Music - Tom Irwin
Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017 12:00 am
 There are many things to be thankful for in this world, and I hope you take the time to address those pertaining to you and yours. I’m thankful to be able to write this column weekly and share
Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017 12:00 am
 Well, to say this was a tough week is an understatement of large proportions. I’m sure I speak for the friends and family of John Brillhart in thanking everyone for condolences, music, stories
Band Spotlight
Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017 12:00 am
 Part of the burgeoning, modern, underground, outlaw, country music field, Craig Gerdes is makin’ tracks and on the move. His latest release, Smokin’, Drinkin’ & Gamblin’ (Sol records
Music - Tom Irwin
Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017 12:00 am
 Here we go into a nearly mid-November run with sad news, good gigs and contest results. For me personally, early-to-mid November is filled with memories of loved ones lost, including a grandmoth

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