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Illegal Downloading: The loss of music’s value

Illegal Downloading: The loss of music’s value

By Darrah Perryman

November 20, 2014


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Here, in this enclosed space, the concept of illegally downloading music or streaming songs for free is obsolete. Here, the music consumes the intimate room and the pure simplicity of the art ignites fire within the audiences’ eyes. Here, the notes chase each other up and down the room’s walls an...

Alpha Gamma Rho to host 40th annual “Foxy Lady Contest”

By Taylor Lucero

November 19, 2014


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This year, Alpha Gamma Rho’s “Foxy Lady Contest: Battle of the Sorority Girls!” will take place at The Canopy Club on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. The proceeds from this year’s event will go toward the Hubbard family for Katie Hubbard, who was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer last September. ...

Dopapod brings chill light, music show Sunday night

Dopapod brings chill light, music show Sunday night

October 6, 2014


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Smoke curls to the ceiling, green lights blink and people sway to the sounds of chill Reggae music. The laid-back atmosphere didn’t entirely foreshadow the planned performance at The Canopy Club on Sunday night, with the only signs of a show being the lonely instruments on stage. Suddenly, the lights di...

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...

Talking Heads cover band to play The Canopy Club

Talking Heads cover band to play The Canopy Club

May 1, 2014


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On Friday night, Canopy Club will host This Must Be The Band, a Talking Heads cover band from Chicago. This Must Be The Band, headed by lead guitar and vocalist Charlie Otto, was formed back in 2007 through a series of Craigslist inquiries for band mates and, perhaps, some forces of fate.  Friday ni...

The Canopy Club to co-present first ILLrock Block Party

By Stephanie Kim

May 1, 2014


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To celebrate the end of the year, The Canopy Club will bring live music outdoors with its first ILLRock Block Party on Saturday. The party will take place on Oregon Street in Urbana near Manolo’s Pizza and Empanadas and the School of Music building. Gates will open at 1 p.m. and the show will end around...

R&B artist SoMo to perform at The Canopy Club

R&B artist SoMo to perform at The Canopy Club

By Alexander Vassiliadis

April 29, 2014


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Originally a rhythm and blues cover artist on YouTube, SoMo is now spreading beyond the Internet. SoMo is a R&B and pop singer-songwriter on Republic Records. His videos quickly gained traction, with upward of 4 million views on his most-viewed video — a cover of Drake’s “Take Care.” SoMo’...

Bicyclists race to raise money at Gold Sprints

Bicyclists race to raise money at Gold Sprints

By Rebecca Jacobs

April 24, 2014


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A bicycle pump sat on the stage of The Void Room, but there were no tires attached to the two bikes. Instead of pedaling to go a distance, riders were pedaling to fundraise.  Illini 4000 hosted Gold Sprints at the Canopy Club on Wednesday night. All money raised funded Illini 4000, a nonprofit orga...

Pizza FM features local musicians in spring benefit concert

April 23, 2014


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With more than 40 student DJs, indie rock to the Golden Oldies and shows like “Burger Bros” and “Nerdy White Kid Talks Hip-Hop,” Pizza FM prides itself on being the quintessential college radio station. “We’re really just about the most stereotypical college radio station that’s produced ...

Beats Antique to perform at the Canopy Club for “A Thousand Faces” tour

Beats Antique to perform at the Canopy Club for “A Thousand Faces” tour

By Taylor Lucero

April 17, 2014


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This Friday, The Canopy Club will come alive with the gripping visuals of Beats Antique, an electronic and world fusion dance trio. Beats Antique, a music group made up of David Satori, Zoe Jakes and Tommy Cappel will perform starting at 9 p.m. Tickets are $17 in advance and $20 at the door. Sean Hayes an...

University freshman Frank Leone prepares to release new rap album

University freshman Frank Leone prepares to release new rap album

April 8, 2014


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With the upcoming release of his new album “#EnterWILD,” rapper Frank Leone is bringing music that he calls “unique, loud and powerful” to the music industry. Leone, also known as Samuel Flannigan, freshman in Music, performed Thursday night at The Canopy Club and promoted the future release...

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