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Curb Service

Larry Gates is the lone ranger of his infant solo project Curb Service. Formerly a member of Lorenzo Goetz, Gates is a man about Champaign who is well aversed in the CU music scene, mortifying on-stage moments ...
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Musicians From Mars

Have you ever checked out a new album so whacked-out and abstract that you claim that the CD is in and of itself a flying saucer sent to you by space worms and/or God? Here’s a look at a handful of bands with i...
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What do you love most about Lupe Fiasco?

“His strict dietary habits that actually keep hospitality budgets within their goal.” — Matt Fender “Lupe is pretty damn sexy, and sexy is back.” — Roz Walters “The fact that he’s ‘got me.’” — Steve Plock...
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Is Al Green Right For You?

Al Green makes really good studying music. I don’t know if it’s because it’s relaxing or if it makes me enjoy studying in a deep, sensual level. Either way, Al Green helped me power through a monumental 10 page...
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Good news for Cowboy Monkey?

The rumors are still running rampant about what will happen to Cowboy Monkey once 2008 rears its head. Will the stage be ripped out? Will that space just become another of the fleet of downtown restaurants? Wil...
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Tall Tale

The story behind Tall Tale doesn’t go back much further than Quad Day when Tracey Morrison and Tricia Scully — formerly known as Tracey and Tricia — set up a booth and recruited David, Justin, and Jeff to compl...