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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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A Great Big Pile of Leaves (Interview)

Written by Justin Peters Three years ago I went to a small venue in DeKalb, Illinois to see The Felix Culpa play with The Appleseed Cast. At the time, I had never heard of A Great Big Pile of Leaves, who also shared the bill that night. When they took the stage, I was met […]

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Pygmalion Music Festival (Preview)

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. WPGU will be at the festival covering the music of the weekend. Here’s what we’re most excited […]

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alt-J – This Is All Yours (Review)

The highly anticipated sophomore album of indie rockers alt-J is finally here. The release date of the thirteen-track disc marks the day that hipsters around the world eagerly await a neatly packaged double LP on their doorsteps. The album was pre-released on iTunes for streaming, and was also playable in certain countries in the This […]

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Remember Whensday – Nevermind

Even with Bruce Springsteen’s birthday yesterday, it would be a disservice to write about anything other than Nirvana’s iconic album Nevermind, which came out today in 1991. As a kid, I remember rifling through my dad’s CD collection, seeing the swimming naked baby. I was too young to listen to or appreciate the music, but […]

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