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LATEST CU MUSIC NEWS New Facebook Page Launched: CU New Music Releases Check out this new page for bands releasing new songs, albums, videos, etc., for original bands from Champaign-Urbana as well as CU alumni. Like it on Facebook.

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February 1, 2014

Exile on Main St. Looking for New Location The independent LP/CD/DVD/video game retailer in Champaign announced that its lease ends at 1 Main in a few months and owner Jeff Brandt is looking for new spots. Meanwhile, a mega sale is going on at the store, excluding local items. Submit CU music news.

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January 10, 2014

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FEATURED FLASHBACK Record Service, 2002 Kris Bauer (who was singer/guitarist in The Invisible) and Troy Michael (who founded Innocent Words Magazine) work at Record Service on Green Street. Photo by Holly Rushakoff

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CU MUSIC 101 According to Paul G. Busey, of Busey Bank, the first person to bring a piano to Champaign County was Mark Carley in 1853, 20 years after the county and the city of Urbana was founded. (Urbana Daily Courier, March 29, 1922) This was a year before Abraham Lincoln delivered a speech against slavery at the Urbana courthouse. Mark Carley was quite the pioneer: He also built the first house in Champaign—a brick home at what became State and Washington, which was later relocated to Church and Randolph. He also erected the first grain warehouse in Champaign and put into operation a corn sheller and elevator, as well as the first livery stable. (Urbana Daily Courier, March 28, 1932)

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Absinthe Blind Ack-Ack! The Acme Principle AD/HD Agent Mos The All-Star Frogs Carl Allen Alliance Alpha Mile Amasong American Football American Minor Animator Appaloosa The April Crash Archives of the Future The Arms of Someone New Waymon “Punchy” Atkinson The Autocorrect

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The B-Lovers Baby Grand Bailey Bantha The Basics Andy Baylor Jimmy Bean Beat Kitchen The Beauty Shop Beezus Adrian Belew Bethlehem Steal Big Bright Lights Big Daddy Sun and the Outer Planets Big Grove Zydeco Big Ten Football Thom Bishop The Blackouts Blanche Talley The Bludgers The Blues Deacons Bluesweed Boat Drunks Dan Bogan/Bluebeard Bossa Nuevo Bowery Boys Jane Boxall The Boyzz from Illinoiz Braid The Brat Pack Breezin’ Cecil, Dee Dee, and Ron Bridgewater Brother Embassy Kayla Brown Brownfield Woods Edward Burch and Jay Bennett The Buzzards

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Captain Rat and the Blind Rivets Carla and the Untouchables Pauli Carman Castor Catfish and the Sharks Centaur Chambana Champaign Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra Charming Beggars Paul Chastain and Ric Menck The Chemicals Jenny Choi Gia Ciambotti Clockwork Orange Coal Kitchen Coco Coca Cody and the Gateway Drugs Combo Audio Common Loon Conqueror Worm Corndolly Count Demon Crucial CU Underground Curb Service The Curses

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Daily Bridge Club Darling Disarm Kenny Davis Rena Day Dead Relatives The Delta Kings Deluxury Demoted to Hugs Desafinado Ron Dewar Lou DiBello Dick Justice Dave Dickey’s Big Band The Didjits Difficult Listening The Dirty Feathers Dixie Diesels DMS Dolce Stil Nuovo Tim Donaldson Dottie and the Rail Dr. Bop and the Headliners The Duke of Uke and His Novelty Orchestra Chad Dunn Dynaflo The Dynamo Theorem

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The Edge EKG The Elanors Electric Bitters Elements Elsinore The Elvis Brothers Emerald City Emotional Rec Club ESP The Esquires Everybody Uh Oh Evil Tents Extempo

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George Faber and Stronghold Farewell to Juliet The Farmboys Feathertrain Feaze Feed The Finchley Boys Jason Finkelman Bill Fiorio/Duke Tomato Flat Earth Society Flatland Band Dan Fogelberg Forks Jenny Forshey Carpenter Candy Foster Fotomana Freak Brothers Free Range Chicken Freewheelin’ Funky Butt Drum Club

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G. Lee and Jet Blonde Gadzooks Brendan Gamble GAMES Gator Alley Ginger Glasgow Coma Glifted Golden Quality Goldfronts Gonzo Diablo Grand Vizar Great Crusades Greedy Loves Green Light Go Green Mountain Grass Groove Generals Grooveyard The Guild

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Jonny Hahn Kathy and Keith Harden Hardvark Hathaways Head Band Head East Headlights Angie Heaton and the Gentle Tamers Karen Hellyer Herring Boys Jake Hertzog Jim Hewitt Lawrence Hobgood Honcho Overload Horizon Brass Rock Hot Cops Hot Glue Gun Hound-dog Moses Housepets David Howie Hubcap Hum Humpty Dumpster Hundred Acre Wood Hushtower

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I:Scintilla I-Pan The Idle Hours Imaginary Posse The Impalas Mike Ingram The Invaders The Invisible Erin Isaac

Lanterna Last Gentlemen The Last Straw Joni Laurence Kristen Lems The Light Brigade Like Young Liquorette Little Black Spiders The Living Blue Lonely Trailer Lonnie and the Lugnutz Lorenzo Goetz Lost Luggage Lothar and the Handpeople Love Cactus Love Engineer Lovecup Lucky Mulholland Terry Luttrell

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Sanya N’Kanta Nadafinga National Skyline Neintown Still Dawna Nelson New Ruins Nickel Bag The Nines Nix 86 No Secret Band

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Preston Jackson Jagtown Jakehead The JANS Project Jayted Cayne The Jets JigGsaw Megan Johns Joker Jove Joy Hammer Joyful Sorrow Judy Gang Jumpknuckle June and the Exit Wounds

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Kai Mera The Keylocks Bob Kimbell Kool Ray and the Polaroidz Paul Kotheimer Alison and Victor Krauss Krukid

Salaryman Sandunga Santah Sarge Sarsparilla Scathe Adam Schmitt Screams Scurvine Seadaddy Seeds of Doubt Seven Year Existence Shade Shades of Blue Shells The Ship Shipwreck Shotgun Wedding Sick Day Sidewinder Signalmen Silver Bullet Band SILVUM Sincerely Calvin Guido Sinclair Sixteen Tons Skater Sleeping for Sunrise The Slink Rand Group Slow Intentional Damage Small Mediums at Large Smokehouse Solips Some Velvet Morning Sons and Daughters Sorgum Soulstice Spare Parts Starcastle Steak Daddy Six Matt Stewart Street Pizza Stud Mouse Suede Chain Sun Stereo Sunsinger The Surreal Deal Swoon

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Tall Trees Tamarak Tater Tots Temple of Low Men Terminus Victor That’s No Moon Third Bardo Third Stone Three House Tour Thumper Timothy P. and the Rural Route Three Tiny Titanic Love Affair Tonguesnatcher Revue Tons O’ Fun Band Toyzz Tractor Kings Tree Thump Triple Whip Tritone Trombones Tummler Turning Curious Two Rivers

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LaMonte Parsons Pencils Down Billy Pierson and Crystal Pleasure Boat Explosion Plush The Plutonics Pop The Balloon PopGun5 Pork and the Havana Ducks Poster Children Steve Pride and His Blood Kin Probably Vampires Pulsar47

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Race Robynn Ragland Rasta Man/James Wilson Rathskeller The Rave Reaction Formation Rectangle Red Hot and Blue Red Hot Valentines Red Letter Day Reds The Regiment REO Speedwagon John Richardson The Rising Sons Roberta Sparrow The Rock City Rebels The Rocking Clones Jay Rosenstein Jesse Ross Band Gloria Roubel Mark Rubel Nick Rudd

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Rex Bennett—drums, vocals Gabe Jackson—guitar, vocals Holly Rushakoff—bass, vocals

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ORIGIN STORY GREAT COVER UPS Afghan Whigs—2011 TV on the Radio—2012 Death Cab for Cutie—2013

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The band changed their name from Withnail to Electric Bitters in 2011.

Rex and Gabe ran into each other at a Great Cover Up—they hadn’t seen each other in years but grew up on the same street when they were younger. They both wanted to play music again and started jamming at Rex’s. They asked their old friend (and fellow Central High School classmate) Santanu Rahman if he knew anyone in town who could play the bass like him. He told them yes, his former bandmate (and bass student) Holly. Gabe contacted Holly through Facebook, sent her audio files of their jams, and after hearing their heavy riffs, she said yes.

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Kayla Brown created scented candles as special merchandise for Electric Bitters’ CD release show.

Withnail, their original name, comes from a cult classic British movie, Withnail and I. Being that it was a cult classic, it was also hard to find the band when you googled them. So they ended up changing their name to Electric Bitters, based on “snake oil” treatment from the early 20th century, which was said to cure all that ails you.

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APRIL 2014 New Local Music Show on UI-7 The cable channel UI-7, a platform for broadcast students at the University of Illinois College of Media, has added a new program focusing on local music (and touring musicians stopping through). “CU Headphones” debuts this week. Read the Buzz article. April 7, 2014

FEBRUARY 2014 New Facebook Page Launched: CU New Music Releases Check out this new page for bands releasing new songs, albums, videos, etc., for original bands from ChampaignUrbana as well as CU alumni. Like it on Facebook. February 1, 2014

JANUARY 2014 Exile on Main St. Looking for New Location The independent LP/CD/DVD/video game retailer in Champaign announced that its lease ends at 1 Main in a few months and owner Jeff Brandt is looking for new spots. Meanwhile, a mega sale is going on at the store, excluding local items. January 10, 2014

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Ewing’s Zouave Boys’ Band, early 1900s. (Courtesy of Champaign County Historical Archives, Urbana Free Library, Urbana, IL.)

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