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An unheard Elsinore, the band is back

An unheard Elsinore, the band is back

April 15, 2015


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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, but the band’s dynamic wasn’t working, making the previous members opt out last minute. Fro...

Local bands dominate Pygmalion Festival lineup

Local bands dominate Pygmalion Festival lineup

September 25, 2014


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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 and ‘90s due to internationally known acts such as REO Speedwagon, Poster Children, National Skyline and H...

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

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

By Rebecca Jacobs

September 11, 2014


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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 are $15. Damian Kulash, lead singer and guitarist of OK Go, said he thinks that the band’s treadmill music...

Q & A with Phantogram’s Sarah Barthel

Q & A with Phantogram’s Sarah Barthel

By Alexander Vassiliadis

April 9, 2014


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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” as their most recent full-length studio album on Feb. 18. It quickly made its way to the numbe...