Grassroots to take hold at magazine release party

Creative writers will get to see their work in published form tonight at the Grassroots release party. The undergraduate literary magazine will hold a party and open mic at 7 p.m. in Shryock Auditorium. The annual magazine is published in spring and contains ... Continue Reading →

Summer shows to highlight Murphysboro band shell

A series of concerts this summer could raise the profile of Murphysboro’s Riverside Park band shell. Jeff Carver, of Murphysboro, said he’s getting back in the entertainment business after a decade-long hiatus so he and his wife, Frances, can put ... Continue Reading →

Beastie Boy leaves a legacy worth second look

By now everyone who knew who he was will be aware that Beastie Boy Adam Yauch died Friday. For those of us whose knowledge extended little beyond that he was one of the three Beastie Boys (which one is hard to say) it’s probably a good time to give ... Continue Reading →

Bankesters keep it all in the family

Some things run in the family. For the Bankesters, it’s music. And though the six-piece family band has made a name for itself in the bluegrass scene, that wasn’t necessarily the music the family always had in mind. “We didn’t even know what it ... Continue Reading →

City Council to decide on CCTB funding

The future of the Carbondale Convention and Tourism Bureau could be greatly affected at Tuesday’s City Council meeting. The Council will vote on authorizing City Manager Kevin Baity to execute a contract with the CCTB, among other organizations. According ... Continue Reading →

It’s curtains for Republican nomination, best show in town

With the Republican presidential nomination a wrap, we the public have lost. And not because Mitt Romney is the nominee, but because we’ll now be without one of the most dependable sources of entertainment we’ve had for the last several months. Watching ... Continue Reading →

Performance embodies remix culture

The performance “Try This @ Home” asked audiences to rethink remix culture this weekend at the Kleinau Theater. According to the show’s playbill, the aim is to find the relationship between body and media in performance. It deals specifically with ... Continue Reading →

Breathe Carolina to play at Shryock before Warped Tour

With hit single “Blackout” under their belt and another one on the way in May, electropop duo Breathe Carolina will be stopping by Shryock Auditorium Saturday. Kyle Even, a member of the band, took a few minutes to talk with the DE about the upcoming ... Continue Reading →

50 Cent should make music or get sued trying

The occasion to say so doesn’t come along often, so it seems fitting to take the chance while it’s here: 50 Cent is right. Robert Poindexter of The Persuaders is suing the superstar rapper for using a sample of one of the band’s songs without first ... Continue Reading →

Forest filled with sounds of music, partying

Dubstep and rock and roll joined the usual sounds of the Shawnee National Forest during the weekend. The first Soundz of the Forest Music Fest was held Friday, Saturday and Sunday, south of Murphysboro and featured two stages, 40 musical performers and ... Continue Reading →

Amateurs, pros howl at the moon at Yellow Moon Café

A singer doesn’t have to be a professional to howl at the moon, at least not at the Yellow Moon. The Yellow Moon Café in Cobden held its monthly Howlin’ at the Moon open mic night Saturday. The event, hosted by John Vitt and Ray Hogan, is open to ... Continue Reading →

Jack White goes solo, tries some new sounds

  Those of us who were fans of the lo-fi, DIY Jack White of a decade ago need to come to terms with the fact that he’s gone, and he’s not coming back. Following The Raconteurs and Dead Weather, plenty of production credits and founding his own ... Continue Reading →

LaBute shares new work, inspiration

Neil LaBute said while growing up on a farm and doing hard work, going to the movies or the theater offered an escape to other people’s lives, and he’s since turned that escape into a career. “It was fun not only to do that but to invent them as ... Continue Reading →

‘Weeknd’ parties as music industry falls to pieces

Hear that sound on the Internet? It’s the death knell of the music industry. It’s been pretty easy to read the writing on the wall for a while now about where the music business is going. With album sales down and digital consumption (either legal ... Continue Reading →

‘Cabin’ offers good moments, but no escape from bad horror

Lest we ever forget that most horror films are highly conventional, we now have “The Cabin in the Woods” to mercilessly drill the point home. The latest offering from genre maven Joss Whedon (who produced and co-wrote) and up-and-comer Drew Goddard ... Continue Reading →
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