• 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 […]

  • For the die-hard EDM fans of Central Illinois, Bear Grillz’s stop for his ‘The Void’ tour in Urbana last Tuesday was ‘one of the best I’ve ever seen’, says Canopy Club regular Andrea M. Members of the crowd confirmed after the show that Grillz brought everything they had come for: his trademark sample choices, always interesting, eclectic, and hilarious; the relentless injection of wildly intense, earth-shattering bass drops and enough energy to keep the crowd alive for seemingly endless hours […]

  • Notable events that have occurred on April 22nd: 1864: U.S. mints 2 cent coin (do you think this is also when people started giving their “two cents”?) 1969: 1st human eye transplant (can you see me now?) 1970: 1st Earth Day held internationally to conserve natural resources (I have no joke for this, the conservation of our planet is of the utmost seriousness) Well, this April 22nd is extra special this year, not only is it Earth Day (that’s where […]

  • Hosted at local house venue, Blips & Chitz, this past weekend was a benefit show for Girls Rock! C-U. Founded in 2016, Girls Rock! C-U is a non-profit organization that uses music, specifically a rock n’ roll camp, to promote positive self-esteem for girls in the Champaign-Urbana area. If that’s not punk, I don’t know what is. Those who came to play to support the organization included Chloe Rose, The Bashful Youngens, We The Animals, and Alex & the XO’s. […]

    Alex & the XOs