Moogfest 2017: Our Top Five Favorite Acts

  Our directors Justice Eiden and Ethan Brown covered Moogfest for WIUX last weekend. Below are their top five acts from the Durham-based music and tech festival:   Avalon Emerson  I wish I could have stayed for her whole set. We arrived in Durham on Thursday after a 16-hour car ride from Chicago, so it’s…

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…

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…

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.

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…