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Bob the Drag Queen poses for a photo. He will be performing Saturday at The Canopy Club as a part of Pygmalion.

Bob the Drag Queen makes Urbana debut at Pygmalion

By Becca Bertram, Staff Writer September 23, 2021

Bob the Drag Queen, or Christopher Caldwell, is coming to The Canopy Club to perform a comedy show from his HBO series and specials. Bob said he strives to connect with the student population and showcase...

buzz staff share Pygmalion 2021 picks

buzz staff share Pygmalion 2021 picks

By buzz Staff September 23, 2021

Pygmalion has arrived, and so has buzz's excitement for the festival. After the lack of musical performances and a normal Pygmalion last year, many community members are excited for the festival's return,...

Black Pumas perform a set at the Rose Bowl Tavern on Sept. 26. as a part of the Pygmalion Music Festival. This year, participants will have access to live streams on Zoom, YouTube and Facebook from Sept. 24 to 26 and all events are free or “pay what you can.”

Pygmalion returns to Urbana, features LGBTQ+ artists

September 21, 2021

After going virtual for a year, Champaign-Urbana’s indie-music festival, Pygmalion, is back in person with multi-platinum artist Tinashe headlining and Rupaul’s Drag Race Champion Bob the Drag Queen...

The band members of Nectar pose for a photo. Nectar will be performing at Pygmalion Thursday.

Nectar prepares for Pygmalion, reflects on summer shows

By Sydney Wood, Assistant buzz Editor September 17, 2021

Over the past year, there has been an absence of shows, which has put many musicians and artists temporarily out of commission. This is not the case for Champaign’s own indie-punk band, Nectar, who has...

AJR performs at the Peoria Civic Center on Sept. 12. Peoria was one of the bands stops on their OK Orchestra Tour.

AJR’s tech stuns fans at OK Orchestra tour

By Raina Kutliroff, Staff Writer September 16, 2021

After the release of their fourth album “OK Orchestra,” indie-pop brothers AJR have been eagerly waiting to take their music to live performances. In December during the height of the pandemic, the...

Aditya Kashyap from The Data Waves performs bass. The Data Waves are performing in Bloomington Sep. 3 and have an EP coming out this fall.

The Data Waves talks new EP, playing live shows again

By Julia Youman, Staff Writer September 2, 2021

On a hot June night in the back alleyway of Nola’s Rock Bar, the energy of the crowd for The Data Waves builds as the final chorus approaches. Aditya Kashyap of the band grabs his bass, steps up on the...

Lordes new album cover for Solar Power is shown above.

Lorde’s ‘Solar Power’ isn’t boring; it’s just about feeling better

By Casey Daly, Staff Writer September 1, 2021

In her last two eras, Lorde has been known by the collective as a brooding teen millionaire, haunted by fame and melancholy. But  her latest album's omnipresent maturity and stunning harmonics indicate...

Still Woozy poses in his new album cover. The album was released on Aug. 13.

Still Woozy’s debut album features gooey, avant-garde indie pop

By Sydney Wood, buzz assistant editor August 28, 2021

Not many artists can successfully craft a signature sound within the vast realm of the indie-pop world. Luckily for listeners worldwide, Still Woozy not only carved his own niche in the genre,...

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