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Illegal Downloading: The loss of music’s value

Illegal Downloading: The loss of music’s value
November 20, 2014

Here, in this enclosed space, the concept of illegally downloading music or streaming songs for free is obsolete.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...

Alpha Gamma Rho’s “Foxy Lady” philanthropy raises money for cancer patient

Alpha Gamma Rho hosted their 40th annual “Foxy Lady Contest: Battle of the Sorority Girls!” at The Canopy Club on Wednesday night. 
November 20, 2014

This Wednesday concluded the 40th annual “Foxy Lady Contest: Battle of the Sorority Girls!” presented by Alpha Gamma Rho at The Canopy Club. The Foxy Lady Contest had 12 different sorority members...

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

November 19, 2014

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...

Dopapod brings chill light, music show Sunday night

Dopapod brings chill light, music show Sunday night
October 6, 2014

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...

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...

Talking Heads cover band to play The Canopy Club

PThis Must Be the Band performs the Talking Heads' album
May 1, 2014

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...

The Canopy Club to co-present first ILLrock Block Party

May 1, 2014

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...

R&B artist SoMo to perform at The Canopy Club

SoMo, or Joseph Somers-Morales, will perform at 9 p.m. at The Canopy Club on Tuesday.
April 29, 2014

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...

Bicyclists race to raise money at Gold Sprints

Kenny Shaevel and Michael Bodtke pedal with all their strength on stationary bikes at the Canopy Club on Wednesday night as Illini 4000 members hold on to the bikes' base to prevent shaking. All proceeds from the event will fund the nonprofit organization's annual cross-country bike ride to fight cancer.
April 24, 2014

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...

Pizza FM features local musicians in spring benefit concert

April 23, 2014

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...

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
April 17, 2014

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...

University freshman Frank Leone prepares to release new rap album

Photos courtesy of Zach Dalzell Frank Leone, freshman in Music, is preparing for the release of his first full-length project, “#EnterWILD,” expected to come out in late May or early June. As an up-and-coming hip-hop rapper, Leone has collaborated with several major musicians in the Chicago music scene.
April 8, 2014

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,...

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