article placeholder

Melodic Scribes

1. Name five bands or musicians that you would want at your show. If it was in the crowd, then I would go with Polyphonic Spree and the Wu-Tang extended family, because that would be our biggest crowd ever rig...
article placeholder

This week in music

The Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center, which from February 2002 to May 2003 doubled as the premier all-ages concert venue in the area, announced last week it would relocate from 218 W. Main to 202 S. Br...
article placeholder

Third Stone Reunites!

Listening to Bryce Johnson speak of his days in the seminal hard rock band is easy. He has story after story of rock and roll glory, and he can recount each tale as if you were at each show, raising a cold one...
article placeholder

The Hurly Burly

The Roots will embark on a U.S. tour beginning April 29 and running through June 15 with an engagement on May 28 in Chicago at the Vic Theatre. The New Pornographers third LP, Twin Cinema, is being wrapped up ...
article placeholder

sound ground #74

i:scintilla confirmed major changes April 28. Guitarist Jason Allen has departed the band, and Chad Mines has switched from bass to guitar to replace him. Rounding out the new lineup is Relenter cover girl and ...
article placeholder

Freedom, not “free jazz”

With a repertoire comprised of original tunes with quirky melodies and a live show that frequently incorporates the sounds of siren-whistle and gong, Ear Doctor is not exactly your typical jazz combo. And they...