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Pygmalion 2013 Round Up: Major Lazer (Photo Gallery)

The surprising headliner for this years Pygmalion has been all over the globe in the past year. Undoubtedly one of the biggest electronic acts in the world right now, Major Lazer, made up of Diplo, Jillionaire, and Walshy Fire, came to Champaign’s Pygmalion Festival on the heels of the twerking craze, something the trio are considered kings of. The day before, Diplo and Walshy were in Panama, Jillionaire in New York. Hit the jump for a photo gallery and a short write up. Let us know if you got on stage!

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Pygmalion 2013 Round Up: Daughter, Head and the Heart

My fourth and final Pygmalion as a student is officially over and what a way to go out. The Krannert Center opened the festivities, with one of the UK’s most talked about groups, Daughter, kicking it off. They were joined by Head and the Heart, the Pacific-Northwest folk-rockers touring in support of their upcoming release Let’s Be Still. Check out pictures and reviews below. Stay tuned for the annual Pyggy Crown tomorrow!

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Save Money Presents Mickey Factz, Kid Daytona, The Boy Illinois, Frank Leone [Pictures]

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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The Kid Daytona, Mickey Factz, Save Money, The Boy Illinois, Frank Leone @ Canopy Club 12/6 #SaveChampaign

Following an opening slot at the Kids These Days show last week, Kami de Chukwu, Joey Purps, and Preston San hit the Canopy Club in Champaign Thursday night. The Save Money Army brings along The Kid Daytona, Mickey Factz, The Boy Illinois, and Frank Leone along with them, with doors opening at 10:30.

We’ll be giving away 2 free tickets to the show, all you have to do is comment on the acityinthemidwest facebook page with your favorite Save Money track. If you want to assure yourself a ticket, PURCHASE THEM HERE. $7 dollars for this much music is a bargain. Help #SaveChampaign by making sure you’re in attendance Thursday night. Hit the jump for tracks from each of the artists performing.  Continue reading

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Pygmalion Roundup: The 2012 Pyggy Crown

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 fourth and final part of the four part ACITM Pygmalion Roundup. The second annual Pyggy Crown, awarding the best performers of the festival. We’re doing it bracket style this year. Enjoy, and let us know if you agree!

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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.

Click here for Part 1 featuring Night Beds, Santah, and HUM.
Click here for Part 2 featuring Tennis, Lord Huron, Dirty Projectors, and Best Coast.

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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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Pygmalion Roundup: Night Beds, Hum, and Santah (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 first part of the four part ACITM Pygmalion Roundup (the Pyggy crown will be the finale coming this Wednesday), highlighting Thursday’s shows at Krannert and Canopy.

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Week that Was: Pygmalion Edition

This week’s “Week that Was” is a special Pygmalion edition, featuring only artists performing at the 3 day festival this weekend in Champaign-Urbana. Although Sleigh Bells withdrew from the lineup due to a Derek Miller injury, local CU heroes HUM step in for a rare performance for the opening night’s main event on Thursday, September 27th at the Canopy Club. Grizzly Bear, Dirty Projectors, Best Coast, and Dinosaur Jr. are still scheduled to perform along with many, many more. The festival should be a blast, and tickets are still available here!

The post doubles as our top picks, so enjoy and let us know what you think!

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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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