article placeholder

What’s Your Favorite Music to Study to?

“The Swedish band Opeth because no other group can transition between acoustic blues and screaming death metal and back again in one song like they can.” — Paul Hartley “My studying music is about as inconsi...
article placeholder

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 ...
article placeholder

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...
article placeholder

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...