Festival Season in Full Swing

Now that Summer Camp has kicked things off for festival season and Wakarusa heats up this weekend down on Mulberry Mountain, it's time to plan ahead for the summer what weekends we'll all be taking off for camping and music. If you haven't already booked your summer plans, check out Ragefest in a few weeks (June 26-28) down in New Athens.

Interview with Xavier Rudd

Hard to believe it's already been a week since Summer Camp. It was a great weekend filled with some truly incredible tunes. I could talk about Umphrey's McGee's set with Gene Ween all day, as well as Joe Russo's Almost Dead, moe., Trampled By Turtles, Old Shoe, the Violent Femmes, the Steve Miller Band, Here Come the Mummies, and more.

It's Finally Here (Almost)

Memorial Day weekend is almost upon us. Not that we need to wait until then, of course. This Thursday at noon, Three Sisters Park officially opens its gates for the pre-party day of Summer Camp. 

Summer Camp Draws Nigh

With less than a month to go until Summer Camp, the hype is really starting to pick up steam around central Illinois. Friends are calling friends, packing up gear, checking extended forecasts, and excitedly awaiting the release of the schedule so they can start planning their Memorial Day weekend at Three Sisters Park in Chillicothe.

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.