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The Marching Illini drum-line performs for fans in Grange Grove before the game.
November 26, 2015

The Marching Illini will lead Santa through midtown Manhattan in the 89th Macy’s Day Parade on Thursday. The band — which has been preparing for the parade for over a year now — will perform...

Music review: "The Internet" brings new vibe to Canopy Club

The band Nicky Davey performing at The Canopy Club on October 1, 2015.
October 5, 2015

It goes without saying that The Canopy Club manages to book and promote a pretty diverse bill of artists each month; some acts are more surprising than others, considering certain artists’ large followings...

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,...

Matt O’Keefe of The Orwells reflects on his musical experiences

Matt O’Keefe of The Orwells reflects on his musical experiences
April 2, 2015

Matt O’Keefe, 20-year-old guitarist of The Orwells, spoke with The Daily Illini about his life and the band.The Daily Illini: What has the band been up to, and how is the new year going?Matt O’Keefe:...

The Fashion Network RSO promotes fashion on campus

The Fashion Network RSO promotes fashion on campus
October 15, 2014

Mia Kavensky and Ilana Steelman sat at a small table in the front room of Espresso Royale on Goodwin Avenue. An idea and a passion for the fashion industry brought them together for the first time.  Steelman...

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...

Local bands reunite for a triple performance

Hathaways
August 28, 2014

New and long-standing local music fans can unite Friday for a nostalgic reunion show at Cowboy Monkey in downtown Champaign. Current local bands, Elsinore and Hathaways, will join Champaign-Urbana native...

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