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Monday Mixer

(Written by Justin Peters) In a lot of ways, the lead singer of a band is the identity of the group. They’re the voice, the face, and the personality that are most recognizable, which makes for an interesting change of pace when lead singers make music with a different group. In many cases, the identity […]

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Sounds of Fall: An Autumn Playlist

With the summer at an end and the leaves changing color, autumn means sweaters, midterms, coffee, pumpkins and all sorts of cozy activities. In this playlist, WPGU takes you through some songs that epitomize the feelings of fall. Nora Jones – Don’t Know Why Ahh the sweet smell of falling leaves and midterms. And nothing […]

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Weezer – Everything Will Be Alright In The End (Review)

(Written by Mateo Muro) Weezer has been promoting their new album, Everything Will Be Alright in the End, since early March and they performed the single “Back to the Shack” for the first time in early February. This song immediately hits the ears with a hard rocking guitar riff which contrasts the apologetic lyrics. Rivers […]

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Monday Mixer

(Written by Emma Kelley) Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. – War Zone Don’t think that Dale Earnhardt Jr. started an indie-pop band – this isn’t the racecar driver. The two gentlemen in Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. have been getting more attention after they released their album The Speed of Things about a year ago this time […]

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Remember Whensday – How Radiohead Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Internet

(Written by Justin Peters) In 1997, Radiohead released OK Computer; an album that signaled not only a bold departure from their previous Britpop roots (see Pablo Honey and The Bends), but also created an international anticipation for what this new artistic direction would yield in later releases. In staying true to their form, they completely […]

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Pygmalion Music Festival 2014

The Pygmalion Music Festival is an annual festival that takes place right here in Champaign-Urbana. With acts spanning across several mediums – from music, to literature, to local artists – Pygmalion is a huge event for the area. With the festival coming to a close, WPGU looks back at a weekend filled with great music. […]

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