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(Written by Justin Peters) In a lot of ways, the lead singer of a band is the identity of the group. They’re the voice, the face, and the personality that are most recognizable, which makes for an interesting change of pace when lead singers make music with a different group. In many cases, the identity […]

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(Written by Emma Kelley) Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. – War Zone Don’t think that Dale Earnhardt Jr. started an indie-pop band – this isn’t the racecar driver. The two gentlemen in Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. have been getting more attention after they released their album The Speed of Things about a year ago this time […]

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Giraffage – Close 2 Me Giraffage, a San Francisco based DJ is known especially for his slick remixes of R&B tracks. That said, his standalone creations often offer up a smooth blend of flowy sounds with sharp snare and high hat rhythms.  Glass Animals – Cocoa Hooves Hailing from Oxford, Glass Animals are a band […]

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Jimi Hendrix – “Manic Depression” One of the biggest reasons I enjoy having two rock-loving parents is that searching through records at their house always yields surprises and forgotten gems. This summer, I was floored when I came across an original vinyl pressing of Jimi Hendrix’s Are You Experienced? Here’s the second track from his […]

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Over the past year, I’ve grown a huge appreciation for the journalism being done by NPR. Whether it’s stories about current events, food or music, for the most part, everything they do is on point. My favorite show by NPR is Sound Opinions. It’s a weekly show and podcast done by Chicago music journalists Jim […]

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Classes started last week at the University of Illinois, meaning the past week has been a little hectic for most students and residents of Champaign-Urbana. During this week I have reflected on some songs that represent how I spent my summer, including new music I was shown, stumbled on to, or forced to listen to […]

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