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State of the Station: July 2014

In May, I released a statement saying that WIUX would be moving out of 815 E. 8th Street this summer, but we didn’t know where to. In June, I was able to unveil our new temporary home, which is 715-717 E. 8th. Now, I get to announce that this saga is over. We will be…

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Lana Del Rey- Ultraviolence

6/7 Lana Del Rey a.k.a Lizzy Grant rose to fame in 2012 with the sleeper hit “Video Games” that shot her second studio album Born To Die high up on the charts, as well as shrouding her in infamy when she performed said song quite weakly on Saturday Night Live. However, the misstep didn’t slow…

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The Black Keys – Turn Blue

Released: 5/13/2014 5/7 The Black Keys’ 8th Studio album, Turn Blue, has hit us at the perfect time. The summer vibe is strong in this one, and it’s easy to picture yourself blasting this album out of a jeep while the sun sets on the horizon in front of you. All the classic blues and psychedelic…

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Interview with The Saturday Giant

I had to chance to talk with The Saturday Giant and before the one-man band’s performance at the Player’s Pub on May 29 JY: How would you describe your music? TSG: I put fresh trimmings of rock, folk and hip hop into a blender, add a dash of introspective, off-beat lyricism, and pour out a…

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Turquoise Jeep @ The Bishop 5/6

On May 6, internet sensation Turquoise Jeep come to town to perform their unique brand of show at The Bishop. Representing Turquoise Jeep are founders Flynt Flossy and Whatchyamacallit alongside with fellow signees Yung Humma and Pretty Raheem. Turquoise Jeep is a self-proclaimed EMB group. That stands for Existing Musical Beings. They became an internet…

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Fitz and the Tantrums @ The Bluebird 5/4

On May 4, Fitz and the Tantrums will bring their blues-infused indie pop to The Bluebird Night Club to start finals week on the high note. Currently on a cross-country tour to promote their most recent album, More Than Just a Dream, the 6-piece band will be sure to bring their usual high-energy performance to Bloomington.…

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The Ultimate Finals Playlist

Finals suck. Whether you’re writing a 15-page research paper, working on a presentation with a group of nitwits or studying for what seems like your 234897th Spanish final, it’s hard to see the gleaming light (summer) at the end of the tunnel (finals). Lucky for you, I don’t feel like writing my research paper, working…

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Angel Olsen @ The Bishop 5/5

On Monday, May 5th, singer-songwriter Angel Olsen will be gracing The Bishop bar (123 S. Walnut) with her presence for a performance, with doors for the 18+ show opening at 9 p.m. and the show starting soon thereafter. This will be her first time visiting Bloomington since the release of her latest album Burn Your…