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

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

By Frances Welch

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: So far, 2015 has been good. We’ve had a lot of downtime compared to what 2014 was, which is ac...

The Orwells: A new generation of rock

The Orwells: A new generation of rock

By Frances Welch

April 1, 2015

Coming straight from Chicago suburbia, The Orwells — fronted by Mario Cuomo, guitarists Matt O’Keefe and Dominic Corso, twin brothers Grant Brinner on bass and Henry Brinner on drums — are making their first-ever Champaign-Urbana appearance.Supported by three other Chicago-area bands, the rock ’n’ ...