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?
In preparation for their Sunday show at Foellinger, Nathaniel examines American Football's LP 2 to shed light on how the iconic band has grown and changed over an almost two-decade hiatus.
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.
Julia reflects on the music of the 2000s, and where Wolf Parade falls on that timeline, to prepare for their Pygmalion show at The Accord on Friday.
Jangly indie band Alvvays can be light and heavy at the same time. Nathaniel will explain just how they do it in order to prepare us for their Pygmalion show on Thursday.
Johnny spoke to Sean Bonette from AJJ about the band's latest album and the songwriting process, and also nerded out about music and skateboarding, ahead of their Pygmalion set on Friday.
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