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The Scene was our Illinois arts & culture podcast through 2017. Rachel Otwell curated the podcast which provided full-length stories and follow-ups, links to other reports, and conversations with you.This podcast contained a range of stories from the world of arts & culture, from visual art to Springfield's DIY music scene, to profiles of interesting local characters. The podcast was about what makes artists tick, and the diverse culture that exists within our community.

The Scene: Lost Cross House & 30 Years Of DIY Punk In Carbondale

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an older picture of the Lost

This week we learn about the Lost Cross house in Carbondale. Much like the often-covered-by-us Black Sheep, it's a DIY punk venue, but with the unique caveat being it's also a residence. Over the past 30 years its been called home by dozens and hosted hundreds of bands from all over the world. 

This weekend there's a festivalcelebrating its legacy. We spoke with its current tenant, Sam Beard. You can listen to an extended conversation we had with him, featuring some tunes, here:

Here is the entire episode featuring other events happening in central Illinois this weekend:

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Earlier this week the mayor of Carbondale declared Sept. 4th to be Tim Beaty Day. The prolific drummer who often played at the Lost Cross was killedin a shooting he was not a part of - apparently while saving others. Here is music from one of the many bands he was in, Blast Radius

Rachel Otwell of the Illinois Times is a former NPR Illinois reporter.
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