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Three slices of local music history

The local music scene of the early and mid '90s was really something unique. The bands were not only good, the bands changed the way you listened to music, and if you were a musician, they changed the way you c...
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Jimmy Eat World in town

The movement from Jimmy Eat World's modest Christie Front Drive-jocking beginnings to the band's status as America's biggest don't-call-it-emo group probably still bites at its original pop-punk fan base -after...
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J-Phlip Dodges a skip at Beauty & the Beats

On any Thursday night at Barfly in Champaign, someone will inevitably cause one of J-Phlip's records to skip. A wall separates the DJ booth from the crawlspace-like excuse for a dance floor at Barfly. That wall...
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Sincerely Calvin

1. Name five bands or musicians that you would want at your show. Snoop Dogg ... cuz he'd bring all the hoes. Beethoven ... cuz haven't you ever wondered what he looks like in person? A couple of the Spice Gi...
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SXSW Festival takes over Austin, Texas

At any other time, in any other place, it might seem odd for me to find myself sitting in a room at 4 a.m. with a legendary punk rocker sitting on the chair to my left, two-thirds of one of the more influential...