SummerCamp 2006

First off, tickets for the 6th annual Summer Camp ARE ON SALE! From now until February 28th tickets are $85 for the full Three Day Pass. That’s a steal, considering the music they present every year. Click here to go to Etix and purchase your tickets. Please, as a favor to me, go through anyone [...]

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The Samples

No, I’m not referring to sampler tracks, I’m referring to the laid-back melodies of The Samples, a five-piece group mostly from Vermont who have been around since at least the early 90s, and have a catalog of 18+ releases. They tend to stick with very melodic tracks, and the strings come out clearly, blending well [...]

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The Eels

I found this one through Filter Magazine’s Media section, and it’s also featured in the Filter Top 5 Picks box at the bottom of the red sidebar. What a funky, middle-eastern feeling, chilled out dance tune. Try it out, I think it will have you all addicted. It was released on Dimension Mix: A Tribute [...]

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Phish Video

This was sent out today in the Phish Update Mailing List: PHISH CELEBRATES LAUNCH WITH FREE VIDEO DOWNLOAD We are thrilled to be the first band to deliver video clips of our live shows directly to fans at LivePhish.com, the band’s music download channel, which was also first to deliver lossless, uncut live concerts. The [...]

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SummerCamp 2006

Well the first SummerCamp 2006 news has been circulating. Fliers were handed out at the Keller Williams and Umphrey’s McGee New Year’s Eve shows, according to LiveMusicBlog.com. For those of you who haven’t heard of the SummerCamp, it’s a three-night festival held in Chillicothe, IL, just outside of Peoria a little to the North. Many [...]

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Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

Though they’ve been around awhile now (first show in 1998), and I’ve heard plenty about ’em, I never bothered to give them a listen. My mistake. The bluesy clap rock of BRMC is exactly what I didn’t expect. They definitely have to put on a good show based off of their recorded stuff, I’m gonna [...]

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Elsinore

I’ve been reading about this band for awhile, and I figured it was time to check them out. Elsinore is based in Charleston, IL, home of Eastern Illinois University, and they make frequent trips to Champaign-Urbana for shows, including quite a few shows coming up in January and February. Vampire In My Town is a [...]

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Chambana Cowboy Monkey Dates

A few show dates for the New Year at Cowboy Monkey in Champaign: 1/10 Slingshot 57 + TBA 1/12 Truckstop Honeymoon + Bird Dogs + Angie Heaton 1/13 Jazz Sandwich (Early) + The Britles (Beatles Tribute) 1/14 Bruiser and The Virtues 1/15 FCAB + Screaming Bloody Murder + The Confines 1/19 Live Band Karaoke 1/20 [...]

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Ryan Adams’ 29

Ryan Adams released his third album of 2005 last Tuesday, and while like all of his other albums I don’t have the cash to purchase it, I do have the digital means to check it out and see if it’s as incredible as Cold Roses, which is the best album of the year in my [...]

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Say Anything

Say Anything is the random mp3 post of the day, a “punk” band I found on some friend’s MySpace page. As much as I hate those things I have to say I’ve been turned on to a few good bands through them. “Belt”, the opening track from the album Say Anything….Is A Real Boy, and [...]

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