Julia introduces us to Jonathan Richman, both then and now, ahead of his show at The Accord tomorrow night.
The local and regional DIY music scene is thriving, and this weekend's Dark Tower Fest will be showcasing some of the best of it. Westley talks with the organizers to get the ins-and-outs of this eclectic event.
Tonight, the dark and dreamy electro-pop duo Phantogram is coming to The Canopy Club. In advance of their show, Austin spoke with them about their very first show, their writing process, and what's in a name.
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?
Purity Ring is coming to Canopy Club this Monday, and if you're not a fan of the group yet, Austin has a three-step plan to fandom mapped out that will put you well on your way.
Julia speaks with Steve Lamos of American Football about their new album after a seventeen-year hiatus, and who the band is now compared to then.
Nathaniel probes the history of The Red Lion and all that has happened at the venue over its decades of existence in Champaign.
Austin spoke with Tim Kinsella of Joan of Arc about the band’s collaborative, communal approach to writing and being; KISS as the gold standard of musical prowess; and the origin of the band’s name, ahead of their show at The Accord on Saturday.
After their viral performance on Letterman sent Future Islands on their longest tour ever, the band has spent 2016 relaxing. In our interview, frontman Sam Herring talks about how the members of the Baltimore synth pop outfit are itching to get back out there.
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.