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Remember Whensday – Seven Swans

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When I think of Sufjan Stevens, I don’t think of the 50 States Project that wasn’t, but the amazing albums we got out of it. Michigan and Illinois are two of the most complexly beautiful albums I have in my collection. We keep them in a high, protected corner of our CD library at home. […]

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Modest Mouse – Strangers To Ourselves (Review)

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Modest Mouse’s Strangers to Ourselves, their sixth studio album and their first since 2007’s We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank, is certainly an album many music fans across genres have been anticipating with hopeful skepticism. The current band lineup is noticeably different from the original group, with the two only real constants being […]

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Monday Mixer

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I love my country. It can be fun to criticize our corrupt politicians and our arrogant ‘Murica attitudes, but those same critics will defend their hometown like it’s their mother. People will argue that their hometown sports team has the right edge this season. They’ll say their town has the best BBQ in the world. […]

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Concord America, Tara Terra, Common Loon, and Santah at Cowboy Monkey (Review)

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If you keep up with WPGU’s big brother, the Daily Illini, then you would’ve seen an article run this week about how strongly women are represented in the local music scene. The timing of that article came at just the right time, seeing as how it was girl’s night at Cowboy Monkey this Thursday (despite […]

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Remember Whensday – Alanis Morissette and Jagged Little Pill

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If there’s anyone out there that’s backing the 90’s grunge revival that’s happening right now, it’s me. I wear black chokers and mother an ever-growing collection of beanies, maybe because I was too young and innocent to fully appreciate it when it was actually happening. Nevertheless, I am so relieved that it’s taking a second […]

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Will Butler – Policy (Review)

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Arcade Fire member Will Butler is hitting the solo road with his debut album Policy. As the younger brother of Arcade Fire’s lead singer and songwriter, Win Butler, listeners can definitely hear some vocal similarities between the two singers (not to mention they look identical). But on Policy, Will tries to set himself apart from […]

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