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Remember Whensday- Aretha Franklin

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Written by Julia Antonson Today is the day that the original queen of pop, Aretha Franklin, is born. Happy 73 years on Earth and I hope you do not get out of breathe blowing out all of those candles! Wait, never mind, you must have accumulated some strong lungs belting out all of those notes […]

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Courtney Barnett- Sometimes I Sit and Think and Sometimes I Just Sit (Review)

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Written by Brenda Herrera From the moment you first hear the infectious banter of Courtney Barnett in her music, you will instantly fall in love for the fact the Aussie songstress can hold her own in clever use of wordplay. It is certain that Barnett is definitely an artist to watch for as she continues […]

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Monday Mixer

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- Julia Antonson We did it guys. We survived another Champaign winter. As we watch the snow melt when we walk to class, it is time to think about how this change in season will change our lives. Mainly in the sense that we won’t be constantly wearing the hat, gloves, and scarf combo. So […]

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Unofficial Playlist 2015

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At UIUC, Unofficial is our favorite campus holiday for a reason. It’s basically a cover of St. Patrick’s Day: less known, but certainly no worse. So since you’re probably skipping class anyway, give this playlist of our favorite cover (unofficial) songs a listen. Just be sure to be safe out there and be responsible. Ben […]

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Valentine’s Day Playlist

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Valentine’s Day can be a huge bummer if the object of your affection has no idea that you even exist. We struggle with that feeling year ’round here at WPGU, so we’re taking Valentine’s Day to profess our love for those that will never love us back. 1. The 1975 – “Sex” Who doesn’t love […]

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100th Monday Mixer

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Monday Mixers began three years ago as a way for the WPGU writers to blog about their favorite music or to write about whatever they were listening to at the time. Since then we’ve brought you great music (almost) every Monday. Originally, Mixers consisted of a group of mp3s to be downloaded from the site, […]

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