Tuesday: January 17th @ The Highdive Tommy G as Tenacious D (9:00-9:20pm): The Highdive, seemed unusually subdued Tuesday evening, despite it being the third night of The Great Cover Up. It was evident that that the weeknight pressures were taking a toll on attendance early on, but the audience came through the door in throngs [...]
If you couldn’t make it out last night to The Highdive for WPGU Presents: The Great Cover Up, here is what you missed: wigs rule, costumes are even better, and if you’re going to cover a band, go big or go home. If last night was any indication, the following nights of this annual extravaganza [...]
Wednesday, Day 1 of 5! Common Loon. [Canopy Club, 8:00 PM] Local act Common Loon left me with a feeling of greed: all I wanted was to hear a little bit more from Champaign locals Robert Hirschfeld (guitar, vocals) and Matt Campbel (drums, vocals). The set was short but it was definitely very sweet, the [...]
Santah, New Ruins, and The Leadership have a show tonight at Cowboy Monkey, doors at 9:00PM, show at 10:00PM. It’s $7. Bring a friend. I wanted to get that out of the way early at risk of “burying the lead.” I’m sitting in my living room with rhythm-guitarist/vocalist of Santah (and of Grandkids too, if [...]
Canopy Club was packed last Thursday as indie rock stormed the CU. The Walkmen and The New Pornographers both brought amazing energy and sets, but The New Pornographers were definitely the more anticipated event of the night. To start off the night The Walkmen took Canopy Club’s stage. They started their set with “Blue as [...]
On an unseasonably chilly and rainy April night, Joe Pug knows how to liven things up. Performing last night (Wednesday, April 27th) at the Canopy Club, right from the get-go, Joe Pug’s charismatic attitude and genuinely positive attitude heightened the audience’s excitement level in anticipation of a fantastic live musical experience. Bursting onto stage, Joe [...]
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