With Pygmalion Festival’s conclusion already a few days in the past, we have set aside some space to celebrate the music part of the ever-expanding festival. Below are our thoughts on the performances we most enjoyed from this year’s lineup. Feral States The first night of Pygmalion featured a notable local CU band, Feral States. […]
(Pictured Above: Danielle Haim, Alana Haim, and Este Haim) When I came abroad to study in London, I figured the opportunities to see bands live would perhaps be greater than it was back home in Champaign-Urbana, but so far the live music I’ve gotten to take in here has been insane. A week ago, today, […]
Back in 2010, when Phantogram was but a small duo signed to Barsuk Records and touring the country in support of their first album Eyelid Movies, I had the privilege to catch them at an in-store concert at the record store where I worked throughout high school. The crowd was made up of about 15 […]
When I was in high school, I made mixtapes for every month. My car didn’t have an iPod hook-up so it was pretty much the only way to keep fresh tunes flowing through the car. By the end of the month, I’d get sick of all 15 of the songs and archive the CD in […]
Though Irish singer/songwriter Glen Hansard has been around for some time, Drive All Night is technically only his second solo effort (after 2012’s Rhythm and Repose). This four-song EP was released to raise money for Little Kids Rock, a nonprofit charity whose goal is to restore music education in public schools. The title track, a […]
This past week, Ashley got to sit down with local acoustic folk duo The Flower Jax. Please enjoy!