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 →
Mike Cantella, of Chicago based band IndigoSun, focuses on hand placement Friday during the band’s
show at Hanger 9. “We combine a lot of different sounds and a lot of different genres,” fellow band
member Steve Florian said. “The goal is to make you dance.” IndigoSun blends electronic dance, funk,
soul and jazz to make their own unique sound, according to the band’s Facebook page.

Sun rises high a third time at Hangar

When Chicago-based band IndigoSun took the Hangar 9 stage Friday night, the sky took on a different color. The trio of Kyle Liss on keys/ synth/vocals, Steve Florian on drums and Mike Cantella on bass came together on stage to produce an uplifting message ... Continue Reading →
Bluegrass group Pokey LaFarge performs “Devil Ain’t Lazy” Friday at Hanger 9. The lead singer, Pokey LaFarge released two solo albums before teaming up with the South City Three in 2009. South City Three rebranded themselves as Pokey LaFarge after adding a trumpeter and clarinetist and releasing a self-titled album in 2013. The performance was the band’s first in Carbondale since 2012.

Whimsical Pokey LaFarge returns to Midwest

Pokey LaFarge developed his musical talents growing up in Illinois, and his self-titled six-piece band brought their old-time folk sound to Hangar 9 Friday night. The band emanates whimsical and melodic sounds, emoting fanciful and enthusiastic moods. ... Continue Reading →

‘Love’ torn apart at the Glove

The return of Valentine’s Day also means the return of a tradition displaying erotic and salacious artwork created by students and area artists. “Love Will Tear Us Apart,” a premise inspired by songwriter Ian Curtis of the ’70s post-punk band ... Continue Reading →

Dead music alive in AD/CB

On the first Thursday of each month At Hangar 9, on the first Thursday of each month, a resurrection occurs. AD/CB, or Another Dead Cover Band, has been playing together for about three years, performing Grateful Dead songs in various locations across ... Continue Reading →
Ryan Harper, lead guitarist for the band Orismo, performs Saturday
at Hangar 9 for a chance to perform at Summer Camp Music
Festival. The festival is scheduled for May 23-25 at Three Sisters
Park in Chillicothe, said Jason Miles, director of the music festival.
“Carbondale has always been a great artistic community,” Miles said.
“We try to go look for talent where the scene is at.” Soul Census was
the band picked to perform at the Summer Camp Music Festival.

Summer Camp heats up Hangar

With winter persisting, Hangar 9 helped push toward Summer Camp this weekend. The Summer Camp Music Festival, an annual event in Chillicothe, made an early stop through Carbondale Saturday night with its “On the Road” tour. The tour’s focus is to ... Continue Reading →
Adam Gross, left, and Lucas Ellman of the Chicago band The Heard perform Saturday at Hanger 9’s back
to school funk bash. Local favorite Soul Glo joined The Heard for the event. See page seven for full story.

Funk music sets off spring semester

Hangar 9 presented a celebration for students returning to their educational endeavors with an evening of funk music Friday. Chicago-based band The Heard and Carbondale locals Soul Glo headlined the event. Marked with fish stamps upon entrance, the audience ... Continue Reading →

V2T2 Cabaret breaking performance boundaries

New Year’s Eve at Hangar 9 will feature a performance slightly on the risqué side. The performance art group, known collectively as the Vaudeville Vagabond Twilight Twitterpaiters and the Southern Illinois Flying Balls Society, or V2T2 Cabaret, has ... Continue Reading →

Coffee emerges as a promising new band

  Shaun Fleming, the brainchild behind Diane Coffee, is a very intriguing person, and his journey to releasing “My Friend Fish” is just as compelling as the personality. A crowd at Hangar 9 Nov. 22 had the opportunity to see Diane Coffee open ... Continue Reading →
Jessi Zazu, lead singer of the Nashville, Tenn., band Those Darlins performs Friday during a show at Hangar 9. Bands like Diane Coffee and Han Ma and the Camaros kicked off the show at 9 p.m. with Those Darlins headlining the show. The band is finishing up their tour where they have been promoting their new album “Blur the Line.”

Those Darlins toe the line at Hangar

Bringing their own touch of Nashville-style garage/traditional rock ’n’ roll, Those Darlins electrified a packed crowd at Hangar 9 Friday evening to promote their new album. For whatever the reason, any time bands from Nashville, Tenn., perform in ... Continue Reading →

Laugh yourself silly

Tyler Jackson, of Carbondale, performs a stand-up routine Monday at Hangar 9. Jackson, a member of The Carbondale Comedians, is one of several local comedians who host Comedy Night every Monday at 9 p.m. Hangar 9 also hosts open mic beginning at 10 p.m. LEWIS ... Continue Reading →
J.D. Wilkes of J.D. Wilkes and the Dirt Daubers performs Friday at Hangar 9. J.D. Wilkes and the Dirt
Daubers are a bluegrass-country band from Paducah, Ky. Wilkes is a Kentucky Colonel and a founding
member of the punk blues band Legendary Shake Shackers.

Blues, folk acts fill Hangar 9’s air

Live music Friday night at Hangar 9 gave several area artists some time in the gloaming. The venue had a gathering settle in to observe three bands, many for the Swamp Tigers at midnight. However, traveling-band Dirt Daubers, as well as area singer-songwriter ... Continue Reading →

Performers find their voices at open mic night

  Musicians, comedians and entertainment lovers gather every week to perform and listen to the talent Carbondale has to offer. Open mic night is an event that gives aspiring musicians and comedians the opportunity to take a chance, practice their ... Continue Reading →

Spread rocks the house at Hangar 9

A funky, psychedelic jam band comprised of SIU alumni with roots in Carbondale’s basements found itself back in its hometown Saturday at Hangar 9 to the delight of many fans. The groovy improvisation group Spread consists of four men who graduated ... Continue Reading →


Brendan Smith Daily Egyptian David Allen: what’s new with Nighty Night? David Allen has sculpted his name in Carbondale’s music scene, namely as bassist for the local low-fi, fan favorite  Nighty Night. Since its full formation in fall ... Continue Reading →
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