Tyrannosaurus Chicken’s sound is as unique as its name

When coming across a new band, the name is usually what leaves a first impression. The second impression would be the actual music, and when both strike the listener’s interest, everyone is satisfied. Tyrannosaurus Chicken, based in Arkansas, blend ... Continue Reading →
Mike Miller, lead guitarist and vocalist for Easy Riders, performs Thursday at Tres Hombres in Carbondale. The blues and rock band from Peoria has played at the Summer Camp Music Festival in Chillicothe and has opened for well-known artists including The Marshall Tucker Band. Easy Riders released their debut album “Earthbound” August 9.

Easy Riders truck through Carbondale

The sounds of blues and rock ’n’ roll resonated off the walls of Tres Hombres as the Easy Riders strolled through Carbondale. The group, fresh off the August 9 release of their new album “Earthbound,” made the journey from Peoria to southern ... Continue Reading →

American Lion lets out ferocious roar

As the sun disappeared Saturday night under the distant horizon in Carbondale, the king of the jungle took up residence at Tres Hombres Mexican Restaurant and Bar. American Lion, fresh off the release of their album “Empire,” echoed down the strip. ... Continue Reading →
Nathan Gill, 16, of Carterville performs in the band Mr. Swamp Fox Saturday at Tres Hombres. The band includes Tyler Cornelius, Brandon Gill and Wade Keel who are all under the age of sixteen. Mr. Swamp Fox performs covers and also writes their own music. The band released a CD last summer called “On Lilac Lane,” Jeff Gill, the father of Brandon and Nathan Gill said. “I support them 100 percent. This is our sport!”

Youth out-Fox Tres Hombres

Guitarist Nathan Gill of Carterville has 10 years of experience studying classic rock and mastering his instrument; but he still has to have his parents with him at the bar. The 16-year-old Gill took the Tres Hombres stage along with the rest of Mr. Swamp ... Continue Reading →

Keeping it blue and cool

Ivas John stepped onto Tres Hombres’ dimly lit stage Saturday with the sound of his guitar and smooth jazz vocals permeating the venue. He sang an old Albert King song, “Don’t you lie to me,” as the stage’s green and red lights flashed across ... Continue Reading →

Student dies, benefit to be held

The cause of death of an SIU student has yet to be determined. Rev. Bob Gray, SIUC’s police chaplain, confirmed Nathan Morrow, a student and member of the congregation at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Carbondale where Gray is a pastor, died Thursday. ... Continue Reading →

Carbondale rocks revival ignites musical resurgence

The event coordinator for the Carbondale Rocks Revival Music Festival said the event not only became more coordinated in it second year, but it also offered bigger names at more venues. Event creators Nick Shurman, manager of Hangar 9, and Matt Longueville, ... Continue Reading →

Alex Kirt gets the blues, old band back together

Since The Woodbox Gang went on a break with singer-songwriter Hugh DeNeal’s imprisonment for mail fraud, guitarist Alex Kirt has been spending his time with a regular solo blues gig at Tres Hombres and a new family-man lifestyle. However, his new band, ... Continue Reading →
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