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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.

Willis Earl Beal

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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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G.O.O.D. Music Made In America 2012 Performance

Jay-Z’s Made in America festival ended last night with a bang, with Hova bringing out Throne partner Kanye West and the rest of the G.O.O.D. Music crew. If you missed it, press play to to hear the crew run through “Mercy,” “I Don’t Like (Remix),” and a bunch more. The things I would have done to have been at this festival….

I think it’s safe to say hip hop has officially risen.

And paging Young Money…. you guys there?

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Wavefront 2012 Wrap Up (Pictures + Video)

Arguably the party of the summer tore through Montrose Beach this weekend as part of the inaugural Wavefront Beachside Music Festival. World renowned names such as Duck Sauce, Boys Noize, Erick Morillo, and Eric Prydz graced the stage and took the Chicago crowd weaving through blistering techno, crunchy electro, and classic Chicago house tracks. Armed with disposable cameras and a cell phone, I attended both days and was blown away.

Pictures and more after the jump!

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Final Spring Awakening preview!

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Week that Was (Spring Awakening Edition)

The “Week that Was” has been MIA the last two weeks, but is back today for the official Spring Awakening Special. The countdown has been on our site for about two months now, and today reads just “3 days to go.” The inaugural electronic dance music festival in Soldier Field features some of the biggest names in music today, and you can still purchase tickets here! Don’t forget to check out the after parties either! Enjoy!

Who are you excited to see?

Morgan Page – Body Work (ft. Tegan & Sara)

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The O’My’s @ Do-Division Street Fest

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.

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Soundset 2012 Wrap Up: Those who conquered (Photo Gallery)

The Soundset 2012 Wrap Up in 3 parts: Those who came (a general overview of the festival and the performers), those who saw (the people, the fans, the ones that nearly every artist said made the festival), and those who conquered (the very best of the best).

Those Who Conquered

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Soundset 2012 Wrap Up: Those who saw

The Soundset 2012 Wrap Up in 3 parts: Those who came (a general overview of the festival and the performers), those who saw (the people, the fans, the ones that nearly every artist said made the festival), and those who conquered (the very best of the best).

Those Who Saw

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Soundset 2012 Mix

We’re 17 hours away from the start of a beautiful, music filled day. Remember to get your tickets here! Rhymesayers and Get Cryphy present the Soundset 2012 mix, featuring all of the artists performing at the 5 year anniversary of the Midwest’s biggest Hip Hop festival. Download link available right over there——–>mediafire.

Track list after the jump.

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