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An unheard Elsinore, the band is back

James Treichler, drummer and audio engineer of Elsinore, works at a sound board for day one of recording the band's new album.  
April 15, 2015

Seven days before recording its most recent album, “PUSH/PULL,” local band Elsinore lost half of its members. Studio time was already reserved and a producer was scheduled to be flown out from Portland,...

Polyvinyl set to release Vol. 2 of 4-Track Singles Series

Vinyl records stack the shelves of Polyvinyl Record Co.'s offices in downtown Champaign.
November 18, 2014

It all started in 1994 with two high school sweethearts, a love of music and Polyvinyl Press, a self-published mini-magazine (“fanzine”) about local, underground music. At the time, Matt Lunsford and...

Local bands dominate Pygmalion Festival lineup

The 92s
September 25, 2014

With Chicago being known as the breeding ground for Midwest music, smaller towns, such as Champaign-Urbana, can be excluded from the Chicago spotlight.  Having received more notoriety in the late ‘80s...

OK Go to return to Canopy Club with visual fun, confetti

OK GO on the set of The Writing's On The Wall Brookyn NY June 2014 Photograph by Gus Powell
September 11, 2014

OK Go is not just the band of treadmill guys anymore.  This fall, the band is releasing their fourth album and will be performing at The Canopy Club on Saturday night at 9:30 p.m. Tickets for the show...

Q & A with Phantogram’s Sarah Barthel

Phantogram, a dream-pop, electronic-rock duo, will visit Virginia Theatre on Wednesday night for a show presented by Star Course.
April 9, 2014

For the electronic-rock duo Phantogram, 2014 has been a long-awaited return to promoting an album release.  Nearly four years after their 2010 debut album, “Eyelid Movies,” the band released “Voices”...

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