This past week some fellow WPGU music staff kiddos and I embarked on a road trip to Indiana to see a shared idol—Jeff Mangum of Neutral Milk Hotel. To kill time there were of course many iPod battles and music shares, so I figured this Monday Mixer would serve as an homage to our excursion [...]
Shows Friday night continued far into the morning with great music at several great locations. We give you a summary of some of the best. Dirty Projectors in Downtown Urbana DOWNTOWN URBANA SHOWS reviewed by David Christians Elsinore 7-7:30 Solutions and Surprises. After our in-studio interview with Elsinore, we were pretty excited to see them [...]
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 [...]
Every September, Champaign-Urbana is proud to host the Pygmallion Music Festival! This festival is great in really showcasing all C-U has to offer, and brings many big national names and local acts to different venues across town. You might be saying: “Wow, Boswell, it’s only July…don’t you think you’re jumping the gun a little bit?”. [...]
Dirty Projectors on the Red Stage This year, Friday the 13th was anything but unlucky …. At least for everyone in Chicago’s Union Park at Pitchfork Music Festival! Sure there was lots of rain, lots of mud and lots of sweat, but Day One of Pitchfork was a damn great day. A$AP Rocky [Red Stage [...]
Full line-up announced?! Okay. OKAY. OKAY! Literally everyone and all of their moms are (or really, really should be) pumped about this line-up. Personally, I think it might be one of the best ones ever announced. Ever. Did I mention ever? And so, I’d like to take a little while to revel in the glory [...]
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