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Baauer and Danny Brown Worst of Both Worlds Tour

Brazen Detroit rapper Danny Brown will team up with New York producer Baauer for a string of dates this April dubbed “The Worst of Both Worlds”  around their respective appearances at this year’s Coachella Festival. Baauer, the man behind the current Billboard number 1 hit “Harlem Shake”, has turned the party up across the world with his hip-hop influenced take on dance music. Fool’s Gold artist Danny has been hard at work finishing up Oldhis follow-up toXXX, the lauded 2011 record that help land him on the covers of XXL, The Fader and Wax Poetics, along with a coast-to-coast fall tour that had him performing along with fell 2012 standouts A$AP Rocky and Schoolboy Q. “The Worst of Both Worlds” kicks off April 9th in Houston, and runs through both weekends of Coachella.

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Pygmalion Music Festival: An Interview With Founder Seth Fein

Although writing about the final festival of the summer season brings me down a bit, just looking at the Pygmalion 2012 lineup makes it all better. Festival founder Seth Fein has jam packed the 3 day festival with the big name likes of Grizzly Bear, Dinosaur Jr, Dirty Projectors, Sleigh Bells, and Best Coast, along with local acts Common Loon, Elsinore, and Santah. 54 bands will make their way to the Champaign-Urbana area overall, and you can catch all of them for the price of $100. To buy a festival pass, click here.

The great man that brings all of this to the generally quiet (maybe not quiet anymore) college town is Seth Fein. The Smile Politely founder (Champaign-Urbana’s independent online magazine) and Nicodemus Agency owner is a very busy man, as the titles show. Luckily he answered a couple questions for ACITM, which should help you learn more about the festival and CU’s musical savior himself. Check it out after the jump!

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Gold Motel & Deserters @ Lincoln Hall December 23rd (PICS)

Lincoln Hall guests were given an early Christmas treat Friday with performances by three Chicago-bred bands: Chaperone, Deserters and Gold Motel. As long-time fans of the Hush Sound (Michael and I attended a secret Hush Sound show at the Beat Kitchen over three years ago and even got posters autographed by the band), we were ready on Friday to be graced by Greta’s on-stage presence once more.

Check out more photos after the jump!

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One of a Kind Show December 1-4 @ Merchandise Mart

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!

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Pygmalion 2011 Photo Roundup

Shout out to Danger Village for hooking it up with a press pass for the Pygmalion 2011 Music Festival. It was the first festival I ever shot, and the rush of photographers pushing each other around to get the best angle in a cramped 2 foot wide pit area was fantastic. No that is not sarcasm. It was actually really fun. Check out some of my photos below, and the rest, here on the ACITM flickr account. That’s right here on the flickr. Right here. So feel free to click here and go to the flickr. Here.

All photos are by Michael Bojda


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Pygmalion Music Festival 2011 Champions

What a wonderful, exhausting, awesome 5 days. It was my first of I hope many Pygmalion Festivals, and I was treated to a great lineup, enthusiastic crowds, weird hipster dancing, and a photo pass (pictures are here if you don’t want to read show reviews). Texas’s own, Explosions in the Sky, headlined the first night, with the rest of the festival boasting acts such as Cut Copy, Toro y Moi, Washed Out, MiMOSA, and the Hood Internet among others.

Who would win the 2011 Piggy Crown?

Somewhere the "Lollie" Award winners are wishing they could be involved in this contest

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Sebastian + Diplo @ The Congress Theater (NCMF After Show)

This wasn’t your typical concert. This wasn’t just some rave you hear about randomly through a string of text messages. The Mad Decent founder, Diplo, was in the house, the prince of Ed Banger, Sebastian, was also in the house, and this was the last weekend of the summer (for all of us young’ins). If you can’t get up for something like that, well, you can’t get up for anything.

Photo by Bill Whitmire

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2011 Lolla Must Sees

Welcome to the best weekend of the summer… Well, at least a preview of it. In a little less than 48 hours, some of music’s most popular acts (such as Eminem, Coldplay, Foo Fighters, My Morning Jacket) will grace the Grant Park stages and treat more than 100,000 fans a day to nights they will never forget. Obviously you’ll be there. There’s a lot of time before 8 pm though, and a lot of talent. Check these bands out!

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday suggestions after the jump ———->

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Filligar at Wicker Park Fest

This past Sunday I got to catch one of my favorite groups perform at Wicker Park Fest. The Chicago band that can be classified as anything from indie to rock, Filligar, graced the Center Stage of the festival. Singer Johnny Mathias, doing his best Tyler The Creator impression by performing with a broken foot, wowed the crowd with energizing vocals while brothers Pete (drums) and Teddy (bass), and longtime friend Casey Gibson accompanied with dizzying melodies that made you feel weird if you didn’t find yourself humming along or tapping your foot. I’ve followed this band for quite some time now, really noticing the progression they have made musically…now playing a more traditional kind of rock, which has led to sell outs all across the nation.

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Pitchfork Day One: Curren$y, Das Racist, and James Blake

Pitchfork Music Festival had its 7 year anniversary (Comin’ for you Lolla) this past weekend in Union Park, and like in past years, the carefully selected lineup did not disappoint. With three day passes selling out in a little over an hour, I showed up to the fest Friday to see a bunch of hipsters already in full concert mode.

Check out reviews of Curren$y, Das Racist (INCLUDING A FULL VERSION OF A BRAND NEW SONG), and James Blake here. Continue reading

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