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How to get involved in Champaign’s music scene

The sign in front of the Canopy Club located on Goodwin Ave. in the University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign on Sunday, May 23, 2016.

By Christine Pallon, Buzz editor

May 25, 2016

Champaign-Urbana has long been known for its vibrant music scene. Since REO Speedwagon’s formation here in 1967 (fun fact: there’s a street called REO Speedwagon Way in downtown Champaign), the town has churned out other nationally known acts like Hum, American Football, Braid and Poster Children....

Cult classics bring unique horror to Shocktober

By Lillian Barkley

October 14, 2015

There may not be a late-night double feature at the Art Theater this weekend, but there will be a time warp.Illini Student Musicals (ISM) will be performing “The Rocky Horror Show” at 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday as part of Shocktober, a month-long horror festival at the Art Theater Co-op at 126 W. C...

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

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

By Frances Welch

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 (Young the Giant, Young Thug) and the rather unknown following of Champaign-Urbana (pretty m...

JMSN brings R&B sounds to Canopy

Detroit-based artist JMSN will perform at the Canopy Club this Wednesday at 8 p.m.

By Mara Shaprio

September 1, 2015

For Detroit-based artist Christian Berishaj, also known as JMSN, music has always been an important part of his life. “It’s me. It’s JMSN,” he said. “There’s only one of me, and that’s what makes me unique.”The R&B artist, however, didn’t break into the music industry until 10 years ago, ...

Dopapod to exhibit ‘sound’ style at Canopy Club

Dopapod to exhibit 'sound' style at Canopy Club

By Rachel Bass Contributing writer

October 5, 2014

The pressure to define a band may be felt in the musical industry today, especially with the growing amount of genres. But in the midst of the need for definition, some artists are solely interested in providing the sound and music that their fans strive for, one such band is Dopapod. Dopapod, a qua...

Five different music venues for University students to check out

Five different music venues for University students to check out

May 28, 2014

While Champaign-Urbana is most famously known for the Pygmalion Music Festival and Ellnora, there are plenty of opportunities to explore venues and see local artistson a daily basis.  The Canopy Club  From Flux Pavilion to Aaron Carter, The Canopy Club is famous for hosting several top-name artists. The 18+ venu...

Six hotspots on campus to make new friends and have a good time

Students sit, bike and play games, filling the Quad on a warm afternoon on April 30.

May 28, 2014

Campus life can seem overwhelming when coming to the University as an incoming freshman, and making close friendships like those you once had in high school may feel impossible with so many strangers passing you on a daily basis. Thankfully, the University offers a variety of places on campus for new student...

IndigoSun shares stage with BrainChild, plays to inspire

IndigoSun, a psychedelic dance music band, plays a show at Cubby Bear Wrigleyville in Chicago. The band played a show at Canopy Club on Thursday.

By Christino Olivo

May 19, 2014

“All right, all right Champaign, we are IndigoSun,” said keyboardist of IndigoSun Kyle Liss to the audience at The Canopy Club. “We hope to make you dance, that’s definitely a goal. But by the end of the show we hope to make you feel like you have a little more faith in humanity.”  Thursda...

A tale of two cities: Champaign vs. Urbana

The Art Theater in Champaign is an independent theater housed in a 100-year-old building.

February 11, 2014

Separated by an ever-powerful hyphen, Champaign and Urbana have completely different personalities. With two sides of a campus that are two different kinds of diverse, deciding where to live is an age-old dilemma. The reputation is that Urbana is filled with the artsy, hipster crowd that love indie rock...