We bring you some reviews of mostly local acts from Saturday of Pygmalion Music Festival. Elsinore at a WPGU 107.1 In Studio Elsinore 3:15-3:45 Thriving Community Seeing Elsinore perform at Exile on Main St was a highlight of the festival, mostly because of the intangible feeling of community present there. The place was packed with [...]
Pygmalion is ripe with artists who have just released new records. Grizzly Bear’s upcoming album Shields just came out, and we enjoyed spinning it on our Shrinkwrap with Nat (Tuesdays 9-10). This is ideal because the audience will have time to become well-versed in the new and exciting record. Dirty Projectors, Cloud Nothings, and Best Coast all released critically well-received albums within [...]
That time of the year is upon us: the initial artists of the Pygmalion line-up have been announced. And while there are still slots to fill, both big and small, everyone is starting to get damn excited. Whether you’re insanely pumped about the line-up or are unsure how you feel, you came to the right [...]
Common Loon took the stage in what is now a home away from home, the Canopy Club. The show itself had a very intimate feel with a crowd that was as laid back as the band was with their trippy, many times moody rock. Not discrediting the energy that Rob Hirschfeld (guitarist/vocalist) and Matt Campbell [...]
Two-piece bands like The White Stripes, Local H and The Black Keys pride themselves on their big sound. Common Loon is no exception. Hailing from right here in Champaign, Common Loon has been sharing their brand of deep melodic two-piece rock at local venues for the last two years. Having played Urbana-Champaigns very own Pygmalion [...]
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