There’s a lot to like about WPGU, even if their DJs aren’t the most polished sometimes.
Posts by William Gillespie and C.D. Scoggins:
Ageless Smoking Popes reel ‘em in at Courtyard
The veteran crowd-pleasing Chicago ensemble is still able to refresh and rejuvenate, even when working with LeAnn Rimes’ material.
Who is Caroline?
William and Cristy are stumped as to why there are so many songs named after Caroline.
Rock Geek FM Tomorrow on WEFT
William Gillespie and Cristy Scoggins share a preview of their show, Rock Geek FM, which airs tomorrow morning at 8 a.m.
Beatles For Sale
Tuesday night in Springfield, Rain played the same Beatles songs they’ve been playing for 35 years. And the boomers ate it right up!
Jonathan Richman and the Secret of Eternal Youth
Jonathan Richman and Tommy Larkins at the Highdive 25 October 2008 William: Before the show, sitting among the smallest crowd I’ve ever seen in the Highdive, I wonder how Jonathan Richman would feel about fans …
How We Helped Write Rock History: Way to Normal by Ben Folds
Cristy: In spring 2007, we saw Ben Folds at ISU’s Braden Auditorium. Midway through, he announced a new song that he’d written on the way to Normal from St. Louis—a tribute to a little town …
Who Are Yo La Tengo?
William: The swirling crowds in the lobby of the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts separate into grayer C-U Symphony-goers and the Pygmalion Music Festival crowd. In this austere venue, these younger patrons of the …
One of the Last Best Next Big Things: The Vertebrats
Cristy: Props to WPGU for getting me into the Vertebrats. Coming from a hick town with limited radio-station selection, I grew up fattened on three airwave formats: Gary Puckett-style oldies fluff, classic rock that played …
The Curator: Bob Diener’s Record Swap
Cristy: I like to hear music store owners’ viewpoints. It’s a window into how they run their businesses. This is how I came to comprehend how Bob Diener runs Record Swap. “I don’t consider ‘new’ …