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HAIM – Live in Nottingham (Interview)

(Pictured Above: Danielle Haim, Alana Haim, and Este Haim) When I came abroad to study in London, I figured the opportunities to see bands live would  perhaps be greater than it was back home in Champaign-Urbana, but so far the live music I’ve gotten to take in here has been insane.  A week ago, today, […]

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Fitz & The Tantrums (Live in Champaign)

Disconcerted with the gloomy, rainy Wednesday night at U of I, Fitz came out blazing with energy ready to put on the show everyone had been patiently waiting for. Their hit song, “Out Of My League,” from their sophomore album, More Than Just A Dream, climbed to the top of the charts in no time, leaving everyone […]

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Interview: Atlas Genius

  Photo from AtlasGenius.com The Australian group Atlas Genius played a sold out show on October 1st at the Chicago House of Blues. Front man Keith Taylor gave an exclusive phone interview with WPGU’s own Daniel Szoke. D.S.: Could you tell us a little bit about your hit song, Trojans? K.T.: Well, it wasn’t the […]

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Sunday Funday at Summer Camp 2013

We started Sunday in classic Summer Camp fashion, attending Umphrey’s McGee’s last set of the festival. Umphrey’s is a unique band, sounding something like what would have happened if the Grateful Dead had come into being in a world that had already seen the rise of metal. Alternating between wicked riffage and soaring, spacey guitar […]

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Saturday At Summer Camp 2013

Saturday began with Nashville indie-roots band The Apache Relay. While they lack a large jam or live experimentation element and this show held the potential for a letdown given the previous day’s underwhelming set from fellow indie rock band Maps & Atlases, Apache Relay did not disappoint, managing to translate their soulful and earnest footstompery […]

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Friday At Summer Camp 2013

Summer Camp Music festival, taking place Memorial Day weekend in Three Sisters Park, located just outside of Chillicothe, Illinois, is a vibrant and deeply weird place to spend a weekend, drawing jam rock disciples just as easily as blissed-out bassheads. Boasting six stages, each with its own diverse lineup of acts, the festival, while small […]

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