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Dean Wareham on Luna’s last leg

In the last 15 years or so, Dean Wareham has officially established himself as one of the indie-alternative pantheon's more striking musicians. During his tenure as singer and guitarist for Galaxie 500, he virt...
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Sound Ground #52

The 14th Annual Great Cover Up is over, and here is a roll call for the portion last week, part one of two. Joseph Donhowe of Emotional Rec Club began as Frank Sinatra and received an ovation for his gin-soaked...
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Record label gives local music a chance

Brian Eno once said that while hardly anyone bought Velvet Underground albums, all those that did started rock bands. Hardly anyone starts their own record label, either, but those who do gain valuable experien...
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A Minute With Legendary Bassist Mike Watt

I get scared shitless to play in front of people; I got into music to be with my friends." This is coming from Mike Watt, bassist extraordinaire, punk rock journeyman and all-around underground rock legend. At ...
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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...