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Sarah Bennett "spins" the new Idles record at Waiting Room Records
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The pandemic ground live music to a standstill through much of 2020, but great albums continue to be released. That includes the third studio album from the British punk outfit Idles.

Brianne Murphy playing Durand Jones on the turntable at Waiting Room Records
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The sound of classic soul music is enjoying a renaissance. Artists including Sharon Jones & the DapKings, Leon Bridges, St. Paul & the Broken Bones, and Jill Scott have taken inspiration from late 60s and early 70s soul when writing and recording new music.

Reverberation Vinly's John Anderson holding various Masaki Batoh album covers
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A Japanese singer/songwriter/guitarist who has shape-shifted among four different personas is getting extended turntable play at Reverberation Vinyl in Bloomington.

Jared Alcorn holding Lucero's 'Among The Ghosts' LP
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When the Memphis-based alt-country rockers Lucero plays the Monarch Music Hall in Peoria this Sunday, Sept. 30, they'll be performing songs from "Among The Ghosts," their latest album getting plenty of play inside Waiting Room Records in uptown Normal.