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Solo Wren Bissell Lands in Champaign

Many a music snob will consider only the earliest and "youngest" work of an artist as the best. But what if you started making music in your post-college years and found yourself releasing some of the best musi...
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Music

Another action-packed long weekend of live music kicks off tonight at 8 p.m. with an admirable last-minute twist to CU Rock the Vote at Mike 'n Molly's. Per prior arrangement with the bar, the presidential deba...
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No monkeyin’ around

A peculiar and ominous message has recently appeared on Cowboy Monkey’s Web site under the contact information: “Please note — Cowboy Monkey is no longer taking any band booking submissions. Live entertainment ...
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Brian’s fav jams of 2007

The year is almost over. Yes, in terms of music journalism, the year seems to end somewhere around October, with writers chomping at the bit for year-end lists. I was tempted to compile one right around Septemb...
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Holiday extras

What’s on your holiday wishlist? John Hoeffleur of The Beauty Shop: An electromagnetic pulse weapon. Ryan Groff of elsinore: To play a street fest this summer with Headlights and a special ventriloquist s...