Talking with Elsinore

With the release of their epic full-length, Yes Yes Yes, we sit down with Elsinore’s singer and guitarist Ryan Groff to chat about where Elsinore stands now and for the future of making music. buzz: Could y...

Tropicália

I will bet you that just hearing names like Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin will stir kneejerk recognitions within you and before you can open your mouth, the words are right at the pit of your throat:...

Local bands gather to play at Ashleyfest

On the morning of May 28th, a house in Urbana caught on fire and all the residents made it out safely, except for one, Ashley Ames, who suffered critical burns all over her body. Knowing that she was already st...

Little miss paprika

If Tinker Bell had an evil, morally corrupt twin sister, her name would be Paprika. She’d have Tinker Bell’s sass, but she’d take it to the extreme. And instead of shedding mesmerizing fairy dust, she’d leave a...

Funk The Pain Away

Let’s bring the pieces together: the flaring bell bottoms, the high necked dresses, afgan fur trims, trouser suits, open collars, funky prints on cheesecloth, platform shoes, Saturday Night Fever, multicolor da...

Make Independence day an eco-celebration

Most of us can recall 4th of July by the startling crack of fireworks, the smoky scent of meat cooking on the grill, and the warm company of friends and family hanging out in lawn chairs. And in memory, the 4th...

Don’t tarry to add tarragon

If you’ve never heard of tarragon, maybe you’ll recognize the spice when you see it suspended in a glass vinegar bottle. Not only is it an interesting spice to use, tarragon adds an aesthetic touch to your kitc...