Yondering Back Home

The quiet brick paths of Urbana worked as a petri dish for the festering talent of two college lads. Yonder Mountain String Band’s Dave Johnston and Jeff Austin may have seemed like your typical Nevada St. boys...

The Fiery Furnaces Burn One Down in Champaign

Transcending through a strange, dense forest of musical ground, The Fiery Furnaces have singed the tip of electric pop accompanied by their own form of rock and roll inspired (at least partially) by the ‘60s an...
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Hooked on Telephonics

I don’t have an iPod. I’ve mentioned this before, mainly by asking for one from a) the compassionate public b) my uncompassionate parents and c) the Apple store on the first floor of the Illini Media Building i...

Astral Project: Jazz in motion

Most bands function on stability. A solid and well-organized unit, so the thought goes, will work together the best. Without the ambitions of solo glory or outshining each other, the best groups stick together ...

Oct. 21: What will you see

Ah, Sunday! The day of rest. The Lord’s day, if you will. This week, take a break from, well, taking a break, and get out there and see some music! Here’s four acts that are in town for just the night, so catch...