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Festivals

Surprises, Great Times and more from Pitchfork 2017

I had a great time at this year's Pitchfork and if you weren't there this year, here are a couple of great experiences that you missed: Friday: Vince Staples had a very minimalist set up as if it were a metaphor for his life outside of rap. Staple's flow was impeccable and he was able to rile the ...

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Festivals

Who to see at Pitchfork

It’s that time of year again, Pitchfork 2017 music festival is upon us. I have the pleasure of being one of the two that are fortunate enough to cover the festival for this year. This lineup can be a little bit daunting if you don’t know who most of the artists are, luckily, I will be your guide ...

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Music

Ben's Hot Takes: Stage Presence

While the concept of music is purely an audio presentation, a multimedia presentation of music helps add to the charm and ongoing myth of what an artist wants the audience to think of their music. To get a full picture of what the music should mean, or what the artist wants it to mean, their live show ...

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Music

Ben's Hot Takes: Rapid Fire!

Time for a rapid-fire edition of Ben's Hot Takes. I'm going to write up a bunch of hot takes (and some "Fun Facts") with a couple sentence explanation for all of them. I may come back to it?   St. Vincent should be the face of female indie: What can't Grammy-winning Annie Clark do? She can ...

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Music

Ben's Hot Takes: The Grammys Need To Change

It's probably because I live in this indie bubble, but I cannot name Grammy winners from any previous year. I actually know it's me. I don't listen to a lot of pop music and when the Grammys come out with their nominations I don't really care because the bands I enjoy the most are hardly recognized. ...

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Music

Ben's Hot Takes: Band's to Watch For/Listen To This Summer

I'm taking a week off of saying extremely divisive things about music, so I'm going to make a list of some music you might enjoy. It's May, which means that it's almost time for summer! For those of you with Seasonal Affective Disorder, you may be looking for some music with some good vibes to accompany ...

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Music

Ben's Hot Takes: LCD Soundsystem and the Curse of Expectations

I don't do this much, but I'm really excited for an album. I have been excited for about two years (Hoping for five) for this new LCD Soundsystem album. I started listening to music in 2013 and stumbled upon LCD Soundsystem. They quickly became my favorite band. I may have started listening to music ...

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Reviews

Mac DeMarco: This Old Dog

Release Date: 5/5/2017 Rating: 7/7 They say you can't teach an old dog new tricks, apparently, no one told Mac DeMarco. Now I'm not saying Mac DeMarco is old, he's 27, but with his fifth LP he marks a shift from the old style of Salad Days and 2. Usually, DeMarco's "Jizz Jazz" style has its shortcomings ...

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Music

Ben's Hot Takes: Age of Adz: Sufjan's Most Quintessential Album

Hey, everyone, I'm Ben. I'm one of the new music directors here at WIUX, so I wanted to create a recurring segment here on the website. Ben's Hot Takes (Definitely not trademarked) is a title that is going to be mainly ironic for this article due to the fact that this one is pretty lukewarm. I listen ...

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