Musicology

Musicology

Surprise, Surprise!

So Summer Camp has announced a musical collaboration that is sure to go down in the annals of festival history: during Umphrey's McGee's sure-to-be-stellar three-set show on the Friday night of the festival, they will be joined under an alter ego by the one, the only, Aaron Freeman, better known to most of us as Gene Ween, for a set of classic Ween tunes and a few covers (sure to be the most ex

Come On Out To RageFest

With festival season looming on the horizon, live music fans everywhere are gearing up for the inevitable summer pilgrimages to their various locations, be it Chillicothe for Summer Camp, Rothbury, MI for Electric Forest, or Mulberry Mountain in Arkansas for Wakarusa.

Cowboy Monkey Tonight Pt. 2

So a couple days ago I posted an interview with Chicago Farmer about his show tonight at the Cowboy Monkey with Acoustics Anonymous and Bones Jugs N Harmony. These three together will make for an excellent evening. In that spirit, I decided why stop at one interview?

Chicago Farmer at Cowboy Monkey

Spring time is coming, folks, and with it more music to fill the air. This Saturday night (the 4th), one of the Midwest's finest will take the stage at Cowboy Monkey: the traveling storyteller Chicago Farmer (he will be joined by Acoustic Anonymous and Urbana's own Bones Jugs N Harmony).

Interview With Boy Apollo

Champaign is home to a vibrant music scene; we have Pygmalion, the Canopy Club, live music downtown virtually every weekend, and we are ideally situated from a variety of different festivals and other events every year.

Metal at the Castle

Fans of heavy music, rejoice! For many reasons; the glory of the shredding solo, the thunder of the drums, the mosh pits. But right now, rejoice for the coming of Between the Buried and Me and Animals as Leaders to the Castle Theatre in Bloomington this August, with The Contortionist opening.

Summer Camp Round 3

Summer Camp released the third and final round of artists playing the festival this afternoon, and I have to say it looks to be the best year in a while. After the initial excitement of the big name acts, I was hoping there would be a solid base of smaller groups, particularly bands that are new to Summer Camp; the lineup does not disappoint.

Funkathon and More Ahead

Last week was a good week for fans of the funk. Thursday saw the Canopy hosting Brooklyn-based funk legends Lettuce throwing down their big city slam after a solid opening set from electro duo Break Science.

The String Cheese Incident in Chicago

            The Midwest is home to a great many music events every year, and there are some truly outstanding acts out there. This weekend, however, Chicago plays host to some guests from Colorado: The String Cheese Incident.

Old Shoe at the Canopy Club

It's Friday everybody, and that means we're all talking about what we're doing this weekend. I don't know about you, but I know what I'm doing tomorrow: seeing one of Chicago's premier musical groups at the Canopy Club: the illustrious Old Shoe.