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Thanksgiving Playlist

We here on WPGU’s writing staff want to wish all of our readers a wonderful and restful Thanksgiving holiday.  Though we’ll be on break this week, gorging ourselves with food and watching football (Go Broncos!), we decided to put together a themed playlist.  Let us know if you can find the common Thanksgiving links between […]

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Fitz & The Tantrums (Live in Champaign)

Disconcerted with the gloomy, rainy Wednesday night at U of I, Fitz came out blazing with energy ready to put on the show everyone had been patiently waiting for. Their hit song, “Out Of My League,” from their sophomore album, More Than Just A Dream, climbed to the top of the charts in no time, leaving everyone […]

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Fitz & the Tantrums (Interview)

Staff writer and DJ Lise Graham got to chat with Joe Karnes, bassist for California-based alternative-soul outfit Fitz & the Tantrums this afternoon!  Check out the interview below and don’t forget to catch them and Capital Cities at the State Farm Center tomorrow night!

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Monday Mixer

1 – “Green Thoughts” – The Smithereens, Green Thoughts (1988) This track is one of my favorite album-closers of all time, and I was thrilled when they played it at the Wells Street Festival in Chicago last summer. Clever chord changes, often on syncopated beats, and poppy melodies make this song memorable. 2 – “Tomorrow” – […]

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Fauve (Live In Studio)

Urbana favorites and UIUC student band Fauve stopped by Loud & Local on Sunday night to play some songs and talk about their newest record, Light.  Check out the music and the interview right here!

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Grouplove (Interview)

WPGU’s Mandy Rodio, along with reporters from the Daily Illini, Buzz Magazine, and Ohio State’s UWeekly, got to have a chat with Hannah Hooper, who is keyboardist/vocalist for Grouplove.  You can catch Grouplove at Foellinger Auditorium on Friday, November 1st.  Tickets can be purchased here. Mandy – WPGU Allison – Daily Illini Danielle – Buzz […]

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