The University of Illinois' ARC has been featured in Health Fitness Revolution's list of best rec centers for colleges, which features plenty of others from around the country. The ARC is top notch, no doubt, so this comes as no surprise.
Here's some news that came about an hour ago via the WWHP The Whips' Facebook page, which you can read below.
Are you wanting to get more involved in your community? Are you interested in becoming part of one of the many important teams that make recommendations to the Urbana City Council? Are you interested in the expansion of the City, development of infill properties, subgrantee (non-profit) programs, housing rehabilitation, acquisition and demolition programs or reviewing proposed developments in specific design review districts? If you want to serve the City of Urbana in these and other areas, apply for a position on a City Board or Commission.
The City of Urbana is currently accepting applications from people interested in serving on the following City boards and commissions:
- Community Development Commission
- Design Review Board
- MOR Development Review Board
- Plan Commission
- Zoning Board of Appeals
It's round two of the Summer Open Air Sessions and we gonna bring down the walls and let them fall. DJs Reed Richards and Kirkwood West are bringing all the dope house, tech house, and disco edits.
The party is in the back of the HighDive on the patio. Limited bar on the back patio for convenience with a full bar inside.
19 and older. Beats drop at 10 p.m.
Thrillist has named The Blind Pig one of the best bars in all non-Chicago parts of Illinois. Feel free to review the original article, but here's what Thrillist writers Matt Lynch and Jay Gentile had to say about our local brewery:
You may've spent some fine nights in Champaign drinking whiskey Cokes for free because your friend was in Sigma Chi with one of the bartenders, but you no longer know any (present day) Sigma Chi's, and your tastes have progressed beyond well liquor. Enter The Blind Pig Co., which does some fine brewing in its own right, and also has a draft list stocked with the kind of stuff you never would've appreciated in college: Founders Rubaeus, Deschutes Hop In The Dark, and Stone Cali-Belgique. Just bear in mind that your recovery ability has also changed since college.
Photo from Facebook.
A couple of locals were featured on Stereogum's recent "30 Essential Songs From The Golden Era of Emo" list — and to no surprise, American Football and Braid were featured.
Braid's "A Dozen Roses" and American Football's "Never Meant" made their list of "essentials", even though you could go on and on for this conversation. Pretty neat nonetheless. Cap'n Jazz also made the list. Check out the full list linked above.
Soft shell crabs are available next week as part of the fresh fish special order list at Cheese & Crackers. Order this weekend for pickup on Tuesday; crabs are shipped live, guaranteed fresh, and $14.99 for a set of four. To order, stop in or call the store at 217-651-8531. If you aren't already on the special order email list, you can sign up here.
Local artist Mark Roberts hails from Urbana, and you can read up on what he's done here. His new play was recently reviewed by the New York Times, which is worth reading. Although it isn't glowing, it still is noteworthy — and we'd rather judge for ourselves as we're big fans of his work at the Station Theatre.
After one local band was featured on BuzzFeed and we posted about it earlier in the week, another piece has been brought to our attention. This time, it is a pretty significant feature on locals Menthol by Consequence of Sound.
"Wanna Hear The Greated Unheard Band of the 90s" tells the story of Menthol and is definitely worth the read. They also put together a 2+ hour interview with some members of the band in a rare interview (and stream it below):
Marc With a C has been chasing the proverbial grail that is the Menthol story since the fateful announcement that Capitol had completely dropped the band and left their material in the vaults. After nearly five years of attempts to make this episode a reality, he’s joined by Menthol’s lead guitarist and vocalist Balthazar De Ley who granted us a “rare as hen’s teeth” interview.
Thanks to the head's up from reader Brian K. As his submission read initially, "Remember these guys?"
You better believe we do.
Yet again, this year's installment of The Pygmalion Festival is welcoming more additions into the fold. These additions include XXYYXX, Earth, King Dude, Berwanger, Modern Kin, and locals The 92s and Motes.
Not only that, but plenty of single show ticketing options have been made available (including tickets now being on sale for Panda Bear and Sun Kil Moon at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts) — so check those out here. Grab your festival pass to see the whole lineup, which features CHVRCHES, American Football, Tycho, Panda Bear, Real Estate, Deafheaven, EMA, Maserati, and many others.
To get an idea of who is playing on what day at this point in time, check the Pygmalion Festival schedule page.
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