The evolution of a concertgoer

As I lounged on a beach towel sipping a particularly energizing beverage at Pitchfork Music Festival this year, I came to a shocking realization. I was perfectly content in the back. There’s a certain thrill a...

CU at Summer Camp Music Festival

Break out the zinc oxide and pitch a tent — it’s Summer Camp time. See how some of our local favorites Elsinore, Zmick, Headlights and Peoria-natives Two Girls will celebrate this weekend of live music in the g...

Forming Their Own

buzz: How was SXSW? Alex : Well, this was our second year there, and we had a lot of fun. It seems like it’s a big gathering of lots of different types of bands, and some that we don’t know but we like, and ...

An Apple a Day

Music festival patrons used to the post-concert littered wasteland can now breathe fresh air. Eight cities took part in the Green Apple Festival this past weekend which held free concerts in Washington, D.C., N...
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The Musical Yearbook

For one frantic, shallow week in high school, everyone ran about their business while pondering who had the best hair, admirable style and was most likely to run away to the circus. Afterward, of course, we rea...

Black Moth Super Rainbow and DeVotchKa

Black Moth Super Rainbow While BMSR is no newbie to the music scene, their music blooms in the spring and can be best appreciated on a warm sunny day - preferably in a field. Some songs sound like they dove ...
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Best Thrift Store

One look into Dandelion’s window past their charmingly painted sign solidifies the need to enter Champaign’s premiere vintage haven. Once inside, fashion-starved guests can find brightly colored tights, slouch...

Five Cupids Hit Canopy tonight

Fifth grade is usually spent picking on the opposite sex, making exclusive clubs at recess and playing kickball — not starting rock bands. Three of the five members of Wild Sweet Orange have been making tunes ...

No vocals, all rock

There’s nothing worse than seeing a show with a craptacular opening act. We’ve all been there, shuffling our feet and drinking our way to the bottom of cups until ice cubes hit our face, just waiting and wastin...