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Five Bands to See at Riot Fest Chicago

Riot Fest Chicago is this weekend, and this year they’re hosting a number of heavy hitters along with some bands on the rise.  There will be full album sets of Social Distortion’s White Light, White Heat, White Trash and The Hold Steady’s Boys & Girls on Saturday. Julian Marley will be playing his father’s reggae…

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Listen to the sounds of Lotus Fest

Lotus World Music and Art Festival is coming up this weekend. For the 23rd year in a row, people from all over the world will flood the streets of Bloomington with music, art, and awareness. This year boasts a great line-up of international as well as American musicians playing showcases all over town. To give…

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RIOT FEST 2016 PLAYLIST

WIUX will once again be covering Riot Fest taking place this weekend (September 16-18) in Chicago. For those of you traveling to Chicago this weekend for the festival, we’ve created a headbangin’-worthy playlist to pump you up before the bands start thrashing. You can get tickets for Riot Fest here.

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Honeysuckle talks about beginnings, advice for college-aged musicians

Honeysuckle’s name perfectly reflects their beautiful, earthy folk sound. Benjamin Burns, one of three band members, chose the name because of the sensory memory honeysuckle has for him. Listen to Ben explain further in this interview with WIUX from Lollapalooza 2016. Holly McGarry, Chris Bloniarz and guest bassist Kyle Volkman join Ben to give their…

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Houndmouth shares their favorite Bloomington memories

The guys of Houndmouth are the exact kind of cool you wish you could be. Matt Myers, Zak Appleby and Shane Cody would be performing their Lollapalooza set in just two hours but sat around smoking cigarettes and sharing their college memories, anyway. The band formed in small-town New Albany, Indiana in 2011. Not to…

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WIUX talks pizza, moms with The Strumbellas

With the earliest show of the day, The Strumbellas acted like an extra shot of espresso to start day three of Lollapalooza off with energy and warmth. Lead singer Simon Ward would jump down into the front of the crowd, while keyboardist David Ritter danced across the stage passionately playing tambourine. The crowd cried out…

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WIUX Talks with George Daniel of The 1975

In 2002, a group of teenagers came together form Wimslow High School to start a band. After staying together for 14 years under numerous names, the band released their most recent album. The album continues the dark themes of sex, love, and broken hearts that goes through the genius mind of Matty Healy. Healy lays…

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Bob Moses Interview at Lollapalooza 2016

Although they went to high school together in Vancouver, Canada, it took fate to reunite them walking through the streets of Brooklyn. Tom Howie and Jimmy Vallance combined their individual music endeavors in 2012 to become Bob Moses. Together, their sound is electronic and funky with a touch of darkness. They released their first full…

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WIUX talks with Wild Child at Lollapalooza 2016

After a few cocktails, a couple of get-to-know-you exercises, some high fives, and a quick song that they sing to each other, the members of Wild Child are ready to go on stage. Since the formation of the band in 2010, this indie pop band has released three albums and they are currently working on…

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Firekid Interview at Lollapalooza 2016

Two polar opposites work together to create the firekid sound: acoustic bluegrass roots and a unique layer of chiptune beats made on a retro gameboy. Founder Dillon Hodges recognized that this unique sound called for a new beginning. Previously performing solo, he created firekid in the spring of 2015 and added Josh Kleppin and Heidi Feek. The…