The Future Five, June 29, 2015


Prankster crashes Kanye's performance

LONDON (AP) — Kanye West declared himself "the greatest living rock star on the planet" at Britain's Glastonbury Festival. But that didn't prevent a prankster from invading the rapper's performance and upstaging him.

Look back: Highlights from Melissa Merli on the week that was

Entertaining Sunday

Here's what's happening on the music scene

DJs galore

Top DJs from Chicago, Indianapolis and St. Louis will gather at the Cowboy Monkey and the Highdive this weekend to present three days of music.

John Kosmopoulos, aka DJ Kosmo, introduced "Spindependence Day" in 2003 as a barbeque party for bar and restaurant staff and DJs who were looking for something to do over the Fourth of July holiday.

Studio Visit: Joe, Joey and Dan Wachtel

Urbana resident Joe Wachtel, 47, a former K-12 music teacher, recently finished his Ph.D. in music education at the University of Illinois. He and his sons, Joey, 18, who will be a freshman at Millikin University, and Dan, 16, who will be an Urbana High sophomore, perform together at Market at the Square in Urbana on Saturday mornings.

It's only rock 'n' roll, but they like it: Area Stones' fans share favorite songs

You can't always get what you want. But with the Rolling Stones, you probably can get what you need somewhere in their 50-year repertoire. They're touring North America this year, and the closest the British old-timers get to Champaign-Urbana is Indianapolis on July 4.

4th of July regulars

CHAMPAIGN — Everything's good for Captain Rat and the Blind Rivets, the Champaign band that is a regular at Fourth of July celebrations here. They'll play at 7 p.m. on the main stage outside Memorial Stadium.

Ask 'Mimi,' June 28, 2015

Why is there an artist installation in the window of Weiskamp Screen Printing at 312 S. Neil St., C?

Melonie Mulkey's lifesize narrative, or tableau, is there through August as part of LIGHTBOX, a collaboration between 40 North 88 West Champaign County Arts Council and Weiskamp to rotate installation art in one of their large display windows facing Neil Street.

Attendees at '69 Stones concert at Assembly Hall share memories

On Nov. 15, 1969, everyone agrees it was cold, that Mick Jagger told the crowd something about getting off their butts and that he wore a cape.

Otherwise, there's wide disagreement about the two concerts the Stones played with B.B. King on that day at the Assembly Hall, now State Farm Center.