IllinoisTimes - Music - Tom Irwin Wed, 26 Jun 19 00:00:00 -0400 en hourly 1 June music made June music made
Look out ahead, here comes June in for a couple more weeks, with outdoor events all looking at the radar to avoid unwelcome raindrops in large quantities. We’ve dodged a few storms and took a few to...]]>
June is upon us June is upon us
 Welcome to the middle of June, as the outdoor events continue to multiply like the mosquitoes and gnats that seem to like to attend the events almost as much as our intrepid Springfield-area mus...]]>
LoG Fest and more LoG Fest and more
This week brings us a downtown music fest, continued Levitt AMP concerts, a brilliant original recording release and some out-of-the-area singing fun. Plus the usual, and unusual, collection of bands...]]>
May into June Music May into June Music
 With the Memorial Day holiday behind us, this weekend of “May into June” shows the full colors of a full slate of fun-filled things a-happening, exclaiming the summer season is fully here.Sa...]]>
Memorial music weekend Memorial music weekend
 Ready for the officially unofficial start of the summer season as we roll into Memorial Day weekend? Let’s hope so, because here comes lots of action going on at venues galore. The West of Wis...]]>
More May music More May music
 One of these days this weather will behave as it should, but until then we must continue to grapple with what we got and enjoy the live music where we can. We like to welcome first-time performe...]]>
Mayhem in music Mayhem in music
From a charity festival in praise of beer and doughnuts to an upcoming summer-long concert series, along with award-winning blues bands and music rumbling at the lake, springtime has clean sprung almo...]]>
Maybe fun in May Maybe fun in May
 Here we go heading into the merry month of May, busting headlong into music adventures at every turn.First, let’s give shout outs to two guys in the local music scene making a splash in the we...]]>
Music for good Music for good
Come along for serious fun and good works as we hang out for the last weekend of April. Amidst the regular happenings of frivolity and frolic are some serious issues that folks in the music world are...]]>
Hoppin’ music happenings Hoppin’ music happenings
 Easter weekend is finally here, coming in late due to some lunar versus equinox decisions made by the Catholic Church several hundred years ago, but who’s counting, anyway. Because of the Sund...]]>
Record store day and more Record store day and more
 Let’s take a romp through the scene of live music happenings to see what we can see. Then when we get from here to there, we can hear what we can hear when we see it, too.Thursday kicks off wi...]]>
No fooling with music No fooling with music
 It’s April, and the time for fooling is already over, unless you like to keep April Fool’s Day going all month long. Whatever the case, there’s plenty of music happening and that’s no jo...]]>
March celebrations and more March celebrations and more
 As we roll on through the last weekend of March, warm winds blow us toward the outdoor live music entertainment just ahead. But first, let’s get to our big March finale.Supporting the blues sc...]]>
Marching on... Marching on...
 With the green blaze (and a wee bit of the orange) of St. Patrick’s Day behind us, as well as the first day of spring, don’t you feel the warmth of summer beer gardens in your toes? Let’s...]]>
Irish, Flash, Colour Irish, Flash, Colour
 What a weekend of this, that and the other things, including the Ides of March plopped in there for good measure. Let’s begin, shall we?We must -- or so we should -- so we shall, start off wit...]]>
March on music March on music
 When (yes, I wrote when, not if) the weather breaks, there is going to be a happy party bursting with warmth somewhere. Let’s just keep dreaming of those hot and sweaty outdoor music events on...]]>
Songs, BP and Mardi Gras Songs, BP and Mardi Gras
 Well, February 2019 sure came and went in a flash. Let’s see what we can come up with for the first full weekend of March.Not so fast, friends. We just can’t let go of February without menti...]]>
Fun and fundraising Fun and fundraising
 As we attend to the last weekend in February before we march into March, it’s good times ahead with the locals out in force, a few traveling bands and an important fundraiser for a beloved hom...]]>
Songs for the heart Songs for the heart
 We open up this week on St. Valentine’s Day and you can cross your heart that live music will be a good part of many plans for a happy sweetheart’s day.I know I said live music will play a r...]]>
February finds February finds
 We can finally stop complaining about the freezing cold and just complain about the regular winter weather as we descend into the second week of February 2019. What’s in store in the live musi...]]>
February freeze out February freeze out
Here it comes, and hopefully there it goes, as the Great Freeze Out of 2019 passes through this week, definitely affecting attendance at some of our live music shows. Just remember, there’s nothing...]]>
Giving and jiving in January Giving and jiving in January
 Could the worst of the winter weather be done, allowing us to resume proper attendance of live music shows? Let’s hope so, because we’re all counting on it.The frigid temps last Sunday (yes,...]]>
Music in a winter wonderland Music in a winter wonderland
Look out folks, as we wander into mid-January of 2019, sliding into it on the ice and snow of the previous several days with much more of the same stuff likely headed our way soon. Quite a few events...]]>
Mighty music making Mighty music making
 Here we go full-force into a schedule of life in all lanes as the holidays are completely behind us and 2019 is in plain sight. There are plenty of our regular music makers lined up for this wee...]]>
Music in 2019 Music in 2019
 I just had to write out “twenty-nineteen” to see if I really believe that it is 2019 and it is here. This is the Year of the Pig in the Chinese zodiac, beginning on Feb. 5. For the Jewish Ne...]]>
Present the presents Present the presents
 Wow! How did we get here now? Who knows, but here we are, rapidly approaching Christmas Day and the holiday festivities surrounding the big event. Fortunately for us partygoers and lovers of liv...]]>
Old, new onesies Old, new onesies
 In the music scene, we receive great gifts in the form of musical moments throughout the year, but the amount of giving increases during the holidays. Indeed, one of the finest additions to this...]]>
Hullabaloo for holidays Hullabaloo for holidays
 Welcome to the first full weekend of December, one jam-packed with live music functions from beginning to end and even rolling into next week. What a brouhaha it is!Last week I never made it pas...]]>
Hello to December music Hello to December music
 Thursday is shaping up to be a full night this week, which is not always the case but always welcome. The Curve Inn hosts a roots music night (replacing the Americana night) with Kate Laine, The...]]>
Thanks for giving Thanks for giving
 Here we are again at that Thanksgiving time of year, and boy, are we thankful for lots o’ things! Since we are a music column in origin and existence, let’s give thanks for the music makers...]]>