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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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Chvrches – Live at Pygmalion Music Festival 2014 (Interview)

This weekend, WPGU’s Boswell Hutson got to sit down with Scottish electro-pop trio CHVRCHES before their performance headlining Champaign’s Pygmalion Music Festival, to talk about music, Scotland, couches and collaborations. Check it out! Boswell Hutson (WPGU): You guys are arguably one of most explosive bands of 2014. It’s only been a year since The Bones of […]

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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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