Those lucky enough to own the 1998 self-titled album by the Mighty Pranksters may sense, when they play the CD, that the music transports them to a time when great bar bands played regularly on Saturday nights.
Lots of live music happening this first full week of August.
Annie chats with Soft and Dumb's Elena Buenrostro and Travis Newgren about their past musical experience, their new EP, how quarantine affects their music-making process, and more.
Chantal chatted with the founder of Failed Poem Records about its first physical release and the mission behind the record label.
Annie recently chatted with Cii La’Cole Stewart, aka Lola Honeye, discussing her forthcoming debut Uncharted, how the pandemic has affected her music and performances, and more.
Gavin chats with Nectar to discuss the pandemic, their new album, and more.
Gavin recently spoke with Jeff Brandt, the owner of Exile on Main Street, about the challenge of keeping a business that is already struggling alive amid the pandemic.
Whether splicing and dicing on a computer or recording in a more organic fashion, Metaphysics is not afraid to experiment.
Gavin chats with Aditya Kashyap of The Data Waves, who breaks out with a solo debut effort Onyx, released earlier this month.
All the show listings fit to publish. Highlights this week include: Carrie Nation & The Speakeasy with Tara Terra and Sherwood Forest, Ratboys with Take Care and Gnarly Beth, and FEA with Power of Dusk, Blushe, and Kat and the Hurricane.
Ben introduces you all to Sinfonia da Camera, one of C-U's most accomplished chamber groups.
The Overture is your weekly playlist of all the music happening in and around C-U. This week's highlights include: Folk and Roots Winter Weekend (including The Chickadee Sermon's album release party), Silverweed, and the Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra.
In our Music section, you can find a wide variety of coverage on our scene — whether it is a review of a local artist’s new album, a preview of an upcoming performance in C-U, or something in between — we’ll keep you up to date.