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Canoe Canoe canoe to Cowboy-Monkey

Clockwise from top-left, Tony Jones, Otto Stuparitz, John Mahoney and Jordan Thomas of Canoe Canoe in cartoon form. Canoe Canoe cannot canoe to Champaign but they can drive down to CU for a Cowboy-Monkey sh...

One-on-One with Seth Fein

Photo by Justine Bursoni Photography. Seth Fein is the founder of Smile Politely, Pygmalion Music Festival and The Nicodemus Agency. He grew up in Champaign-Urbana and graduated from the University, and now...
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Winner: The Canopy Club

Best Music Venue At Canopy Club, you can see a man play a piano, an EDM artist and a world famous bassist all in one week. The design of the club, and even the name, gives an allure to the rain forest, w...

The past and hectic present of John Isberg

The band Evil Tents does not live up to its name, which suggests rebellion and anger. Their entire existence contradicts that “heavy metal” sentiment. Instead their quiet, intimate songs and candle-lit live ...
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Hip-hop appreciation week

Carlos Hernandez, President of the Urbana-Champaign Hip-Hop Congress, has had a lot on his plate lately. Just last week, he hosted the after-party for Diplo’s concert at The Canopy Club and was graced with the ...
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Tractor Kings ride back to Champaign

Tractor Kings, one of the longest standing local bands in the Champaign-Urbana music scene, make their way to Cowboy Monkey on Friday, March 16. Jake Fleischli, the group’s founder and frontman, said Tractor Ki...
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Getting to know Dibiase

While the name may be new to the Champaign music scene, David Goodman and friends have been making noise as Dibiase for over a decade. Though that sounds like quite a while, everything has really picked up for ...

Hip and ‘hop’-pening

The Urbana-Champaign Hip-Hop Congress may bear a similar name to the slightly more famous United States governing body, but that’s where any resemblance between the organizations ends. Where the U.S. Congress h...