• Blogs

    June 20, 2013

    Nato Coles: If the crowd outnumbers the band, I'm playing that show

    Every bar worth drinking at in these great United States has a character like Nato Coles. They know the jukebox so well that the reference catalog becomes meaningless. They're on first-name-basis with all the bartenders, spout trivia like someone's actually listening, and have a particular stool wit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2010

    Jerry Kill is the football Gift of the Magi

    Jerry Kill meets the press.​Coach Jerry Kill ran winning football programs at Southern Illinois and Northern Illinois, and Chris Barron thinks Kill can do the same for Minnesota -- if Gophers fans give the guy a chance. Barron, the college sports columnist for the weekly Carbondale Times in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2010

    Copyrights and Brokedowns release split 7"‚ÄčNo Idea Records has a decidedly Midwestern flair on this split release between Carbondale, IL's The Copyrights and Elgin's The Brokedowns. The bands compliment one another's sounds, with similar influences but different styles as musicians and songwriters.

  • News

    August 8, 2001

    "Don't Ever Say (EXPLETIVE DELETED) Onstage Again!"

    Audiences storm the stage. Actors suffer gastrointestinal distress. Backstage confessions of theater gone terribly, terribly wrong.