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Review : Psychic Twin and Blitzen Trapper

At The Highdive, Psychic Twin opened this evening with their psychatronic (did I just make that up or is that a real word?) and upbeat tunes, setting the mood for a lovely, lighthearted evening filled with great (and questionable) dance moves and even greater indie music. The trio, consisting of Erin Fein, Brett Sanderson and Jonny Sommer, shared […]

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Kids These Days: Review/Interview

Check out WPGU’s interview with Kids These Days here! Quick! Think of every musical genre that you can. Now, combine them into one band! What do you get? Probably something similar to the Chicago-based group “Kids These Days”. True to their name, KTD are a bunch of 18 and 19 year old kids from Chicago (mainly […]

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WPGU Presents: Joe Pug: Review

Joe Pug is no stranger to the Canopy Club—he has been a regular act in Urbana every year since 2008. And he’s definitely built a following, because the line to get in wrapped from the door of Canopy, down the street and around the corner. Needless to say, it was a good decision to move […]

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WPGU Presents: Smoking Popes Review

If you saw Smoking Popes at Cowboy Monkey last night, chances are you paid $12 for your ticket. During lead singer and guitarist Josh Caterer’s in-studio interview at WPGU earlier that day, he promised at least a $14 show for the money. I would say it was worth $20 or more, easily. Brothers Josh, Eli, […]

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Neon Indian, Kreayshawn &Elsinore: Review

The night opened with a local band that we all know and love, Elsinore. Don’t let the fact that they were the openers fool you. These guys are no strangers to serenading the ears of Champaign-Urbana. After recently playing here during the Pygmalion Music Festival, Elsinore returned for more and didn’t disappoint. While old classics […]

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JANELLE MONAE at Foellinger : Review

           Janelle Monáe was last in Champaign just over a year ago, opening for Of Montreal at the Pygmalion Music Festival.  Thankfully, her show has not gotten any less theatrical (or spooky) since then. Opening the show, lubricated by free chocolate soy milk, was Deep Cotton – a not-exactly-as-punk-as-the-word-punk-would-imply group from Miss Monáe’s own label: […]

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