Sunday=The New Saturday

This Sunday blow off your homework or your monotonous get-to-bed-early-for-work-tomorrow routine, and catch this killer three-act lineup: Matt Nathanson: This 12-string troubadour has been working for more tha...
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Calling the World by Rooney

The palm trees and sunshine of Los Angeles have always been famous for allowing the best or worst (depending on your opinion) of humankind to live underneath a shining and successful faáade, no matter their pro...
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Scissor Sisters’ Ta-Dah

On their last album, Scissor Sisters were the little band that could. Campy anthems like "Take Your Mama," and the Pink Floyd cover "Comfortably Numb" (perhaps the best piece of deconstruction this decade), res...
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A Nicodemus New Year’s Party 2K6

With six bands playing all night, it wouldn't be fair to call the Nicodemus' New Years Party just a "party." "Festival" would be a better word choice. Still, the Iron Post on Dec. 31 should provide ample time f...
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IT’S PYGMALION!

Riding in on the wake of a music festival-packed summer (many of which you probably missed because of obscure locations and expensive passes), is Champaign-Urbana's very own Pygmalion Music Festival. Spread ove...

Album Review

Alright, Still by the British artist Lily Allen might be the best album released this year. Certainly it is the most original and fresh, the perfect alternative to the self-aggrandizement and ennui plaguing mus...
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Don’t you wish you’d been there?

Even if hipsters attempt to destroy society as we know it through their suburban nihilism, they still know good music. Or in the Intonation Festival's case, how to put on a good concert. Curated by the Vice min...
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Cheap Trick

Cheap Trick Dream police (Reissue) Cheap Trick was always one of the most underrated bands in the rock pantheon. Lumped by many into the arena-rock epidemic that plagued the late 1970s, the band (and its f...
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Jason Collett

Jason Collett Idols Of Exile Jason Collett, one of the principal forerunners of the Toronoto label Arts & Crafts (see: Feist's Let It Die and Stars' Set Yourself on Fire), is an active performer in the lab...
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Sam Ashworth

Sam Ashworth Gonna Get It Wrong Before I Get It Right Runway Network While snarkiness seems to be the rule of the day in modern popular music, there are still musicians out there willing to write bright-ey...