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U2 – Songs of Inocence (Review)

The new U2 album… something I’ve been anticipating since I saw them for the second time on the 360 Tour at Chicago’s Soldier Field in 2011. Since the conclusion of that tour, there have been repeated rumors of a new U2 album in the works. When they announced Tuesday that the new record is being […]

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Frattle of the Bands Sign Ups

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Every Wednesday night in October bands will be competing at Red Lion for a chance to move on to the finals. Winners get a $1,000 cash prize, a private party at Red Lion for your fraternity and a chance to play a future show at Red Lion. Sign up here: wpgu.com/frattleofthebands

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Ryan Adams – Ryan Adams (Review)

I have a hard time keeping up with Ryan Adams’s musical output because it seems like he puts something out every year. However, this summer he released the single “Gimme Something Good” which really got my attention. I hoped the rest of the album would have the same attitude. Musically, Adams’s voice and ambient chorus-driven […]

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Monday Mixer

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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Monday Mixer

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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Monday Mixer

Broods – Mother & Father If you like Lorde, you’ll also love this brother-sister duo from New Zealand. Broods’ sound consists of taunting beats with those breathtaking sibling harmonies that mix together to make undeniably catchy songs. This is their latest single. It’s calm enough to work to but upbeat enough to feverishly dance to. […]

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