May is here! Actually, we are already one week into May (happy tornado Tuesday btw), and guess what we have the latest issue of local music magazine Activator Magazine for all of you fans of printed content that you can hold in your hands and read. This is the twelfth issue the magazine has put out since they began with their first issue of June of last year. Have you collected them all?
On the cover of this month’s issue is non-local musician Tav Falco – Tav Falco’s Panther Burns will be performing here in Springfield across the street from us at Bar None on Thursday, May 23rd. Also included is an interview with Bloomington, IL electronic/indie act Black Esther, plus plenty of album reviews, photos, and shows calendars for Central Illinois and St. Louis. There’s a review and in-depth look at “Flor Fest” which took place in Urbana last month, and Mansion Music Fest which is coming up this month in Virden, Illinois. Also an interview with Central Illinois metal band Portals, and more interviews with local artists Kid Ziggy, Papa Luke, Izhi & Danny J. Copies can be found at Dumb Records (for free) and also various local businesses and locations around town.