Austin sits down with Pelican’s Trevor De Brauw in advance of their show at the Loose Cobra on Friday night.
John speaks with David Spelman, Artistic Director of ELLNORA: The Guitar Festival, about its origins as well as this year’s themes and performers.
Stephanie interviews Evan Bartel ahead of his show at Pour Bros for their one year anniversary celebration.
Sal chats with Kenna Mae Reiss of Relevator about their journey so far as this new-ish Americana five piece.
Austin interviews Zoe Willott and talks about her project, zzo, which delivers some excellent dreamy indie pop tunes.
This week, I spoke with Tristen, an up-and-coming singer-songwriter, to talk about her newest release before she plays The Rose Bowl Tavern on August 8th.
Audiofeed Festival is back this holiday weekend, and here's a look at what you can expect from the fest this year.
ELLNORA is back again, and Smile Politely sat down with Krannert Center's Mike Ross and Bridget Lee-Calfas to talk about how the festival celebrates diversity, inclusivity, and exceptional guitarists.
Gavin chats with Jake Metz, the creator of Immersion Fest, a brand new, inclusive sound-experience festival coming to C-U at the start of May.
Record Store Day is almost here again. Here's what's happening this year.
John interviews Professor Bernhard Scully, former horn player of Canadian Brass, about his experiences in the ensemble and his current work at U of I.
Smile Politely chats with the executive director of DoCha about the free music festival's tenth anniversary, taking place this upcoming weekend at the Orpheum Children's Science Museum in downtown Champaign.
In our Music section, you can find a wide variety of coverage on our scene — whether it is a review of a local artist’s new album, a preview of an upcoming performance in C-U, or something in between — we’ll keep you up to date.