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We Were Promised Jetpacks @ The Bottom Lounge (3/23)

We Were Promised Jetpacks head to the Bottom Lounge this Friday, March 23rd, where they are set to perform at 9 PM. The four-piece post-punk/indie-rock group from Edinburgh, Scotland that has toured with the likes of Bear Hands and Jimmy Eat World, has been a long time ACITM favorite. I had the chance to catch the band at West Fest in 2010, and they blew me away. A band that far eclipses their recorded sound live, nowadays, is almost impossible to find – but WWPJ does just that. The band provides a powerful, emotional, frenetic yet perfectly balanced sound that hooks you within minutes.

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Top 10 Acts to See at Pygmalion

If you’re a U of I student tired of totes ragin’ every night at the krazy keggers at Sigma Delta Zeta Phi Omega Zeta Beta Kayta and want to see good music for 5 days (instead of hearing Bruno Mars and New Boyz at the ∑∆πΩZßK house), this festival is for you. If you’re a Chicago resident still really upset that Pitchfork/Lollapalooza/North Coast had to end, and just a little more music would make you feel better, this festival is also for you. Pygmalion Music Festival can be seen as summer’s last stand, or fall’s bright start. The festival that takes place September 21-25 offers 90 bands playing at 10 different locations throughout the Champaign-Urbana area.

As we did with Lollapalooza, picking the shows you could not miss and basically crafting your schedule for you (It’s ok to admit it), here are the top 10 acts to see at Pygmalion.

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