The Save Money army/crew/militia/better yet a navy stopped in Champaign last Thursday, December 6, 2012, bringing along Mickey Factz, Kid Daytona, The Boy Illinois, and Frank Leone among others with them. Check out some of our favorite pictures from the #savechampaign event after the jump.
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Pygmalion Roundup: Willis Earl Beal, Dinosaur Jr, Cloud Nothings, Grizzly Bear, Big Freedia and the Divas (Reviews/Pictures)
The best weekend of the year in Champaign-Urbana wrapped up Saturday night, and left bands like Grizzly Bear and Dirty Projectors marveling at the line-up founder Seth Fein was able to produce. We were there for it all, traveling between Krannert Art Museum, Canopy Club, downtown Urbana outside of Black Dog, and downtown Champaign behind the High Dive. So without further ado, here’s the third part of the four part ACITM Pygmalion Roundup (the Pyggy crown will be the finale coming this Wednesday), highlighting Saturday’s shows in downtown Champaign at the High Dive outdoor annex and late night inside the High Dive.
Willis Earl Beal
One of our Chicago favorites performed Friday night just as the sun was setting at the Do-Division Street Fest. The O’My’s, a self-proclaimed “band of scoundrels and hooligans holding down Rock’n'Soul for the windy city,” gathered a large crowd and had the audience dancing and swaying side to side. Big things ahead for these guys. Check out a photo gallery below.
The One of a Kind Show and Sale was in Chicago this past weekend for the 11th annual Holiday shopping event with thousands of gifts from all over the country. The show provided a wide array of handmade gift items from 600+ artists, including paintings, purses, ornaments, and just about everything you can think of. In addition to the one-of-a-kind shopping, attendees were given the opportunity to speak with the artists individually, attend artist talks, join in crafting workshops, and enjoy gourmet treats, fashions shows and live music. Truly a four day spectacular, and I got the chance to document some of the gems. Check out a full set of pics after the jump!