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Pygmalion Music Festival 2014 Lineup

It’s impossible to examine the past 10 years of live music history without noting the explosion of the music festivals as the quintessential concert venue. Industry mainstays like Glastonbury, Bonnaroo and Lollapalooza have exploded in popularity, but here in Champaign-Urbana, we are certainly not forgotten. This year, Pygmalion Music Festival celebrates it’s 10th year of…

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Alex Wiley & Mick Jenkins – Own Man (Documentary)

Chicago’s independent hip-hop label Closed Sessions consistently produces some of the best music to come out of the city. Often times, they curate dope collaborations for their artists, and pair these releases with short documentaries to show how a track came about. This installment, which features Alex Wiley and Mick Jenkins on their “Own Man” record, which was released in February, is an…

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Saba – Secondhand Smoke (Video)

This week’s most alliterative track comes from Chicago emcee Saba (you may remember him from Chance The Rapper‘s “Everybody’s Something”) of Pivot Gang.  Saba’s been relatively quiet recently, and hasn’t dropped much music since his freshman project, Get Comfortable, which dropped back in December of 2012.  Regardless, his progression and hard work is evident.  Playing shows seemingly every…