Little Pizza on collaboration and Afroman

Little Pizza might not deliver to your door, but it often delivers its sounds to Hangar 9. The band, fronted by Ryne Teston, opens for Afroman Thursday evening at the bar. It’s music offers an eclectic, raw and experimental style, infusing classical ... Continue Reading →

Keeping the Blues in the family

For Carbondale blues musician and one-man band Richard “Rip Lee” Pryor, music came at a young age and never loosened its grip, no matter where life took him.  Rip Lee, the son of legendary Chicago blues musician James “Snooky” Pryor, began his ... Continue Reading →

Woods expands their prism

For listeners looking for a more delicate sound, the band Woods provides a more subdued shine. Theindie-folkgroupproducesmusic of various textures, with each album varying in complexity. Their seventh album, “With Light and With Love,” released ... Continue Reading →

Michaelson’s ‘Light’ sickly sweet

For the vast majority of radio listeners, Ingrid Michaelson will sound familiar — If not for her name, then by the popularity of her songs. “The Way I Am” is one of those songs. It’s from her 2006 debut album “Girls and Boys” and the song ... Continue Reading →

Students aim to guide explorers’ paths

One of the 2014 Saluki App Competition winners might help students find their own trails, or at least ones they never knew about. The second annual competition concluded April 7, with the grand prize going to two student apps — SI Trails and The Gluten ... Continue Reading →

Student’s clarinet recital closes out studies

For John McCowen, C’s don’t get degrees. A’s through G’s do. McCowen, a senior from Herrin studying music composition, chose to pursue the clarinet and is on the home stretch of his studies. McCowen presented what he has learned during a clarinet ... Continue Reading →

‘Draft Day’ as indecisive as Reitman

In football, being a bandwagon fan is a cardinal sin. Jumping from one team to another because of their record is considered wishy-washy.Director Ivan Reitman coaches “Draft Day” in a manner as wishy-washy as a Jets fan suddenly rooting for Seattle. ... Continue Reading →

‘Draft Day’ as indecisive as Reitman

In football, being a bandwagon fan is a cardinal sin. Jumping from one team to another because of their record is considered wishy-washy. Director Ivan Reitman coaches “Draft Day” in a manner as wishy-washy as a Jets fan suddenly rooting for Seattle. ... Continue Reading →

Teebs experiments once again with “E S T A R A”

The songs from recording artist Mtendere Mandowa, better known by his professional moniker Teebs, often use seemingly random objects such as tape to achieve an experimental sound. And if peeling tape to create music doesn’t help in revolutionizing the ... Continue Reading →

Bosco and Whiteford united in musical matrimony

Some may say working with your spouse is a challenge. In fact, some people would refer to it as a nightmare.  Whoever thought up the stereotype has obviously never seen or heard Tim and Kristen Whiteford perform music. Together, the couple forms two-thirds ... Continue Reading →

SpringFest lineup features a homecoming

The tunes of area musicians make up the backbone of Carbondale nightlife, and because of festivals like the Shiner SpringFest that tradition lives on.  The annual music festival will take place Saturday at Hangar 9. Shiner Beer and Carbondale Main Street ... Continue Reading →

Gramatik on Lowtemp, touring, stage production and must-see TV

The Slovenian-born Denis Jasarevic, also known as Gramatik, makes his Copper Dragon debut Thursday with support from fellow Lowtemp recording artists BRANX and Gibbz.  Gramatik is one of electronic music’s most versatile producers, mixing the likes ... Continue Reading →

Improv musicians build on film

It could be said music is one of the most important elements in a film. Composers often spend months perfecting their scores to match a film’s mood.  But several musicians did not have time on their side Sunday night when they prepared music on the ... Continue Reading →

Bateman’s ‘Bad Words’ come out well

It’s not until a chipper spelling-bee competitor named Chaitanya Chopra drops the F-bomb upon an adult’s request that it becomes clear newly minted director Jason Bateman knows how to push the right buttons. Bateman’s directorial debut “Bad Words” ... Continue Reading →

Student unspools masculinity thesis

As the lights went down on the cinema and photography soundstage, Mike Kartje watched the summation of his collegiate work flicker on the screen in front of him. Kartje, a graduate student from Murphysboro studying mass communication and media arts, held ... Continue Reading →
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