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Promised Land Sound and Alabama Shakes at Virginia Theater

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Promised Land Sound Nashville natives made their way to Champaign for the first time this past Wednesday as part of the Alabama Shakes tour. The band began playing as excited Alabama Shakes fans began to file into the historic Virginia Theater, and it seemed that this opening act expected an unenthused audience. They opened with […]

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Discs From The Desk

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SPC ECO – The Art of Pop The album artwork is what made me grab the SPC ECO album that was sitting on our desk. The minimalist circles and rainbow hues are extremely visually appealing, but it wasn’t until I got home and opened it did I notice that it was the lead singer’s face, […]

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Marina and the Diamonds – FROOT (Review)

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After releasing a song every month since the New Year started with a select fruit, Marina and the Diamonds has fully released her latest work after a two year hiatus, FROOT. Her breakout album Electra Heart and the track “Primadonna” was what put her in the limelight, giving her a cult following similar to that […]

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Remember Whensday – Seven Swans

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When I think of Sufjan Stevens, I don’t think of the 50 States Project that wasn’t, but the amazing albums we got out of it. Michigan and Illinois are two of the most complexly beautiful albums I have in my collection. We keep them in a high, protected corner of our CD library at home. […]

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Modest Mouse – Strangers To Ourselves (Review)

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Modest Mouse’s Strangers to Ourselves, their sixth studio album and their first since 2007’s We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank, is certainly an album many music fans across genres have been anticipating with hopeful skepticism. The current band lineup is noticeably different from the original group, with the two only real constants being […]

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Concord America, Tara Terra, Common Loon, and Santah at Cowboy Monkey (Review)

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If you keep up with WPGU’s big brother, the Daily Illini, then you would’ve seen an article run this week about how strongly women are represented in the local music scene. The timing of that article came at just the right time, seeing as how it was girl’s night at Cowboy Monkey this Thursday (despite […]

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