Elsinore's two new members Brad Threlkeld and James Treichler are ready to show fans what they can bring to the band, and insist they're not feeling the pressure of playing for the hometown crowd.
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To prepare for Bob Dylan coming to Champaign we gathered some of the man's best songs, per the opinion of several people active in the C-U music scene, into one collection.
Krannert's offering commuters a break with a drive time rock and roll concert from JD McPherson.
Timeshare, the debut album from locals Grandkids, is truly a fantastic piece of work. It's so good, Champaign might not be able to claim Grandkids much longer.
Wicked Walls makes its debut tonight at Mike 'N Molly's, and J. Caleb Means sits down with Chris to talk about the band after the falling out of New Ruins.
Chris takes us through the fourth installment of Coed Pageant's seasonal EP series, The Fallout.
This former local outfit closes the book on their project Good Night & Good Morning Saturday night, and we sit down to talk to them about their music, playing in C-U, and what the future holds.
Former Stereolab vocalist takes some time away from her break in England to talk with us.
It's been a very good year for this Los Angeles singer-songwriter. Check out the reasons why before her Pygmalion set Friday night.
Rocky Votolato and CALLmeKAT dazzled on Saturday, and Chris has the recap and photos of show to share in case you missed it.
Rocky Votolato pays a visit to Champaign tomorrow night, and our very own Chris Davies got a chance to pick his brain about a few things.
Chris follows up last week's interview with Evil Tents by reviewing this past Saturday's re-release show at The Highdive.
Chris interviewed Evil Tents about their re-release and upcoming show. What we present here is pure unadulterated Evil Tents, which, according to them, sounds a lot like night driving, pot smoking, water bed fucking music. Fair enough.
Chris runs down the Hank Williams III, or Hank III, show at Canopy Wednesday night.
Chris is pretty sure that you are the last person Hank III gives a damn about. But if you give a damn about him, he's playing on Wednesday.
The Daredevil Christopher Wright takes the stage tonight with some local chums Common Loon and Santah.
We got a chance to sit down with Kate Hathaway to talk about Hathways' show tomorrow night and their new release.
Krannert Center for the Performing Arts played host to a couple of local staples over the weekend as a part of the Pygmalion Spring Show Series.
Chris talks to Ryan Groff about some of the rumblings from Elsinore camp prior to their show on Saturday with Common Loon.
Regardless of expectation prior to the show, The Head and The Heart brought anything but disappointment.
Pygmalion Music Festival's Spring Show Series kicks off tonight with Seattle's folk outfit The Head and The Heart.
Joe Pug returns to the Canopy Club in what is beginning to become a longterm friendship with the C-U music community.
After 20 years, Parasol Records is closing down its storefront and mail order wing, but with the in-house record labels still going strong, the future seems bright.
Chris is feeling let down after listening to the Rhode Island band's latest release.
Chris goes looking for Ryan Adams in the singer/songwriter's new album Ashes & Fire, and discovers the search is the most rewarding part.
Chris finds a lot to like about the band's return to form with The Whole Love.
Chris talks to the harmonizing folk pop band while they clean their studio, fresh off the road from a tour with Brandi Carlisle.
Unknown Mortal Orchestra could be one of the breakout stories of this year's festival. Chris does his best to keep up.
Though Mayfield keeps a busy schedule these days, Chris managed to catch up with her through the power of the internet.
We hope local music stores have stocked up on really nice guitar strings. We think somebody's going to need them.
This Friday, the Daytrotter crew returns to the Kalyx Center with another solid lineup in tow.
The "echoey wasteland" of sound on this Pygmalion band's first full-length doesn't help Chris overcome his distaste for chillwave.
Beyoncé's new album contains nods to '90s artists such as Toni Braxton and Gloria Estefan, and this makes a believer out of Chris.
Chris reviews debut albums from two bands that garnered a lot of internet buzz long before they had thirty minutes worth of music.
Nothing is Wrong is more than alright
The Curses' debut album is nice mix of jazz, blues and swing, but it mostly leaves Chris craving the band's live performance.
Everybody's talkin' about the Louisville band's latest release, and with good reason, as they bounce back with a return to their roots.
In a world where Common is "vile" and "dangerous", Chris wonders if Tyler provides easy kindling to those who claim rap glamorizes violence and misogyny.
Those looking for a historical retread might be disappointed, but Chris says there's still a lot to like in Davey von Bohlen & Co.'s latest release.
The second local visit of the Daytrotter Barnstormer series made for another very memorable night in Monticello.
Chris talks to Daytrotter founder Sean Moeller about Barnstormer's second trip to the Kaylx Center.
Wisconsin's Decibully depart with a stunning final album.
New writer Chris D. Davies advocates making Record Store Day a federal holiday after thoroughly enjoying Saturday's events.