• This past Friday night in Urbana, local self-proclaimed emo-punk act Jarring debuted their first full-length album, and along for the ride was a slew of great opening acts from the Champaign-Urbana area and beyond. Opening for Jarring came Terribly Happy, Spandrels, and Puzzlequest in that order. Each brought their own sound and spirit to the show. Peoria based group, Terribly Happy,  opened with a distinct atmosphere for the show. Led by energetic and angsty vocals, the audience followed the dynamic […]

  • I jumped at the opportunity to see Fela Kuti’s youngest son, Seun, and had heard good things about Charles Bradley (though when I learned he used to be a James Brown impersonator my enthusiasm waned). It turned out that Seun Kuti did not make an appearance at the House of Vans that night. Despite this, I thought the show was entertaining. The opening rap duo, The Cool Kids, delivered an upbeat, old-school flow with production reminiscent of Beastie Boys. Lively and […]

  •     Artists have always served as crucial members of the community finding ways to inspire, represent, make heard, and empower oppressed groups across the globe but today’s modern artists are some of the most radical and exciting this world has ever seen. With the population steadily growing, we find the world becoming more diverse and beautiful than we could have ever imagined but with this beauty comes a dark underbelly. Millions of people face discrimination for their identity be […]

  • Last weekend Pizza FM booked a show with Jarring, Parachute Day, Imelda Marcos, and Phantom Broadcast at Blips and Chitz and also had a little shindig at Oregon Haus where multiple dj’s played including DJ Dsoltr, DJ Manta, Val Zilth, and Jus Wav. Photos Taken by Subtle Punk Photography. https://www.facebook.com/SubtlePunkPhotography/ Imelda Marcos:   Parachute Day:     Phantom Broadcast:   Pizza FM Presents Another Party:    

  •     Cooper-Moore does it all. He builds instruments and he plays them too. Currently jamming at the age of 71 with no foreseeable end in sight, Moore will be performing at Krannert on Thursday at 7:30 PM. A wide array of instruments and sounds will be played/produced; his style ranges from jazz and blues to improvisational and gospel.     I had the pleasure of seeing Cooper-Moore perform this Tuesday in UIUC’s very own Allen Hall through the guest-in-residence […]