Celtic Rat Pack performs at Irish Night

IVCC Community Relations
January 30, 2014
Filed under A&E, Concerts, Music

The Larkin and Moran Brothers band of Chicago willreturn for the Illinois Valley Community College Foundation’s 10th annual Irish Night dinner/auction celebration Saturday, March 1 at Senica’s Oak Ridge. Doors open at 5 p.m. followed by dinner at 6 and the band from 7 to 11. Admission is$50... Read more »

Lady Gaga turns tragedy into artistry with release of ARTPOP

Yessenia Nunez, A & E Columnist
December 5, 2013
Filed under A&E, Music

After suffering from a labral tear and what we now know, a broken hip, Lady Gaga was forced to cancel her Born This Way Ball earlier this year, leaving her little monsters and the Queen of Pop devastated. She was suffering with the unbearable pain for some time but never said a word about it because... Read more »

Digital Double-Edge

Daniel Cook, Columnist
October 17, 2013
Filed under A&E, Music

Since the inception of Napster, the world knew that the digital age would revolutionize music. I don’t mean electronic music --that’s a whole other animal, I’m talking about the distribution. Metallica fought it, Prince still does, but iTunes and it’s ilk are far and beyond the preferred means... Read more »

Are you looking for an Icon For Hire?

Adam Hoye, Columnist
October 17, 2013
Filed under A&E, Music

Hey guys Adam back with another A&R for ya, this time on some actually personal great friends of mine based out of Decatur, Illinois area! Yes, this area has some local musicians that have made it big time besides, Billy Corgan, Disturbed, Chevelle, and many more that have hailed from the Chicago... Read more »

Lyrics provide meaning in music

Adam Hoye, A & E Columnist
September 25, 2013
Filed under A&E, Music

I have been a musician for over 27 years now, and I have been involved in the music industry for well over 19 years, working with bands such as Atreyu, BlessTheFall, Of Mice & Men and many more. I've worked such festivals as Ozzfest 2006 and Vans Warped tour 2007 to 2010. I've played in rock bands,... Read more »

Tips to update your music library

Tomasz Augustyniak, A & E Columnis
September 25, 2013
Filed under A&E, Music

Is your music library getting stale?  Is mainstream music disappointing you lately?  Wish you could find something upbeat and fun, without any of the bullshit jargon Miley Cyrus spills all over her songs? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then I’m here to help.  I am a music enthusiast... Read more »

VMA performances reflect summer playlist

Michael Westerman
September 3, 2013
Filed under A&E, Music, TV

Watching this year’s VMA performances was like pressing shuffle on your summer playlist. All genres of mainstream music were represented from hip hop artists like Drake and Kendrick Lamar to pop stars like Katy Perry. All the performances kept you watching but not always for the best reasons. Most... Read more »

Music Profile

Brent Bader, Columnist
March 21, 2013
Filed under A&E, Featured A&E, Music

Many traits and interests are passed from one generation to the next and these hobbies instilled in us from childhood usually play a large role in our development, and in David Mills’ case this was music.  His father instilled in him an interest in music, specifically the guitar, but eventually Mills... Read more »

Irish Night fund-rasier features Chicago band

IV Leader Staff
February 23, 2013
Filed under A&E, Music

The Larkin and Moran Brothers band of Chicago will return to the Illinois Valley for the first time in three years when they play for the Illinois Valley Community College Foundation’s ninth annual Irish Night celebration Saturday, Feb. 23 at the Knights of Columbus, 209 Gooing St., La Salle. Doors... Read more »

Local band turns on amp for farewell performance

Local band turns on amp for farewell performance

Kyle Russell, IV Leader staff
December 11, 2012
Filed under A&E, Music

Before shooting photos or reporting for any event there are always a lot of preparations that swamp your mind. Are the cameras packed, did I charge the batteries, do I have my notebook for the interviews? For once I can honestly say that these questions were the last thoughts on my mind as I was cruising... Read more »