Daily Archives: October 2, 2012

Pygmalion Roundup: Tennis, Lord Huron, Best Coast, Dirty Projectors (Review/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 second part of the four part ACITM Pygmalion Roundup (the Pyggy crown will be the finale coming this Wednesday), highlighting Friday’s shows in downtown Urbana and Canopy.

Click here for Part 1 featuring Night Beds, Santah, and HUM.


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Kendrick Lamar feat. Dr. Dre “Compton”

Another leak from Kendrick’s good kid, m.A.A.d city, out October 22nd. With production by Just Blaze, you know the track is going to be dope. Stream below.

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The Vaccines Announce North American Tour

The Vaccines will return to North American in early 2013 for their first headlining tour! This news comes on the day of the bands’ U.S. release of their critically acclaimed, U.K. chart topping sophomore LP Come Of Age. Kicking off on January 29th in Boston, MA, the band will bring their guitar-packed, energy-filled live performance to some of the best venues across North American including the 9:30 Club in D.C., Lincoln Hall in Chicago, The Fillmore in San Francisco and many more (full list of dates below).

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BRAINSTORM @ The Burlington in Logan Square Tonight

Looking for something to do tonight? We’ve got you covered. Experimental band BRAINSTORM from Portland, Oregon makes their way to Logan Square’s Burlington bar tonight to perform and celebrate the release of their new album Heat Waves. Produced by the legendary Robby Moncrieff (engineer of Dirty Projectors’ Bitte Orca, Youth Lagoon’s 7″, and Ganglians’ Still Living), Heat Waves features a little electric guitar, a little cymbal action and a lot of unique sound. Weaving in African and Colombian rhythms into their songs, BRAINSTORM is your answer if you’re looking for new music. We caught up with drummer/singer Adam Baz from BRAINSTORM to talk about the band’s progression, their best experiences on tour and their favorite spot in Chicago. Check out the full interview after the jump.

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