U of I is having its 150th anniversary, and today, Krannert will celebrate with the always enjoyable Chicago group Funkadesi. Katie spoke with multi-instrumentalist Rahul Sharma ahead of the event.
Some excellent benefit shows and yearly celebrations highlight this week of music in C-U. Check out more within.
In advance of Ben Folds' arrival at the Canopy Club this Saturday, Austin attempts to answer the question that was on nobody's mind: How is a piano-playing-rock-frontman made?
A frenzy of activity on the DIY circuit highlights this packed week of shows, and it's almost as if all the musicians came out to enjoy the unseasonable weather. Here's where to take in the sun and the tunes.
Nathaniel talks with singer-songwriter Julien Baker about her suprising influences and the messages she hopes to send with her music ahead of her show tomorrow evening at The Accord.
Julia chatted with guitar instructor Guido Sanchez-Portuguez about his unique classes at The Upper Bout ahead of his Concert with Class session next week.
This week of shows in C-U is highlighted by Julien Baker, and also includes some unique takes on Valentine's Day.
Ahead of Wednesday's show at The Accord, Julia speaks with Erin Fein, a.k.a. Psychic Twin, who opens up about the dark past behind her debut album, and how she's a stronger person because of it.
STRFKR and Shooter Jennings play this week, and we've also got lots of folk music and some echoes of The Great Cover Up set to entertain you for this week in shows.
Ahead of tonight's show at The Accord, Austin caught up with vocalist and guitarist Barry Johnson about the band's new album, the value of "authenticity" in the recording process, and how current tour mates propelled the band into existence.
Our Music Section is one of our busiest and most dynamic. Here you will find previews and reviews of local shows, festivals, and albums, as well as interviews and profiles on musicians in C-U.