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Freakalb grooves into House Cafe

Elgin jam band Casa Karma performs at the Freakalb music festival Saturday at the House Cafe, 263 E. Lincoln Highway.

Ross Hettel

March 4, 2012

Awwwwww, Freakalb. With a wonderful name like that, and the great listing of genres such as funk, psychedelic, reggae, groove and jam bands in between, I had to go check it out this weekend. A two day event spanning Friday and Saturday, there was more than enough live music to satisfy anyone’s crav...

Local business celebrates holiday charity event with country music

Olivia Willoughby

December 1, 2011

Tis the season of giving at the 42nd annual Country Music Show Toy Drive Sunday.From 1:30 to 5:00 p.m., the House Cafe, 263 E. Lincoln Highway, will hold a toy drive for the Salvation Army, 830 Grove St. The Salvation Army distributes the toys to children who cannot afford them.Organizer Gary Mullis...

Mind-bending, circuit-bending rock ‘n’ roll

Paul Durdan

August 23, 2011

DeKALB | It is not very often that I find a local band that still manages to push boundaries. So I was very pleased when I learned of CMKT4 and the process behind circuit-bending, which blurs the line between instrument and equipment. Circuit-bending is the modification of electronic equipment - any...