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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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Flux Pavilion @ Canopy Club

Flux Pavilion is coming to the US for his Freeway Tour, and just off the 57, he’ll be stopping at the Canopy Club Wednesday night. He’s one of the biggest DJ’s in the UK and has been earning that position here in the US, performing at festivals around the country and selling out venues all around. Tickets are still available! Get them here ASAP, don’t miss out!

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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 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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Video of the Week: Vic Mensa – Blazin

Kids These Days rapper Vic Mensa going in on a Blended Babies/Chuck Inglish produced track. Video produced by the very talented Austin Vesely. Fun to see “Blazin” take on more meanings than just smoking weed… big things ahead for him. If you’re in Champaign make sure to check out Kids These Days performing at Anniversary Plaza for Union Fest. 1401 Green St., expect the band to perform around 9:30 PM.

Vic Mensa – Blazin’

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Rusko at Canopy Club 2/26/12 [Preview]

Rusko hits the sold-out Canopy Club this Sunday night as part of his College Tour, an event Champaign-Urbana is talking more about than the upcoming Unofficial.

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HAFH: Drake’s Club Paradise Tour [Pics + Video] at Assembly Hall in Champaign

The Club Paradise Tour stopped in Champaign Sunday night, and with A$AP Rocky and Kendrick Lamar opening for Drake, the bill made this one of the most highly anticipated shows of the year at Assembly Hall. Check out after the jump for a Kendrick Lamar/Drake review, pictures, and a short video.

Photo by Michael Bojda

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