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Promised Land Sound and Alabama Shakes at Virginia Theater

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Promised Land Sound Nashville natives made their way to Champaign for the first time this past Wednesday as part of the Alabama Shakes tour. The band began playing as excited Alabama Shakes fans began to file into the historic Virginia Theater, and it seemed that this opening act expected an unenthused audience. They opened with […]

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Concord America, Tara Terra, Common Loon, and Santah at Cowboy Monkey (Review)

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If you keep up with WPGU’s big brother, the Daily Illini, then you would’ve seen an article run this week about how strongly women are represented in the local music scene. The timing of that article came at just the right time, seeing as how it was girl’s night at Cowboy Monkey this Thursday (despite […]

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Pygmalion Music Festival 2014

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The Pygmalion Music Festival is an annual festival that takes place right here in Champaign-Urbana. With acts spanning across several mediums – from music, to literature, to local artists – Pygmalion is a huge event for the area. With the festival coming to a close, WPGU looks back at a weekend filled with great music. […]

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HAIM – Live in Nottingham (Interview)

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(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)

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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

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  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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