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Concert Review: State Champs @ House of Blues Chicago 3/1/19

It’s finally March, so you know what that means: spring tours are starting to kick off. I started the month off right by seeing one of my favorite bands, State Champs. I was so excited for this day to come. The lineup was stacked — State Champs, Our Last Night, The Dangerous Summer, and Grayscale. … Continued

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Mood Ring: Nostalgia

It’s hard to really describe the feeling of nostalgia. The dictionary definition recounts it as “a sentimental longing or wistful affection for the past, typically for a period or place with happy personal associations.” Everyone has different triggers which throw them back into that universal sense of melancholia. You may hear a song and be … Continued

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Iowa silences noisy Illini in tournament opener, 83-62

Many weren’t sure what to expect from the Hawkeyes in their opening game of the 2019 Big Ten Tournament. Since Fran McCaffery took over, the Hawkeyes had a record of only 3-8 in Big Ten tournament play and had been the only team in the conference that had failed to reach the quarterfinals since 2014. … Continued

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Album Review: Wasteland, Baby!

Wasteland, Baby! is full of references and asides to pop culture, politics and the spirit of survival. However you may choose to embrace or reject the void, there’s a track to speak to the contradictions of fear and hope, love and loneliness, anger and joy that buoy us from day to day. (Image via Pitchfork)

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A Night at El Banditos

The Northside showcased local musicians Kenzi Rayelle, Corbin Phillips, and Lily DeTaeye with a performance at El Banditos on March 8th. (Featured image via The Daily Iowan)

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Support KRUI’s Future!

Tonight, March 12th at 7pm the University of Iowa Student Government is discussing and voting on a bill which will provide KRUI funding to replace our equipment if it is passed.

Before you head to the gym, make sure to grab your headphones along with your running shoes! Find out how music can provide countless benefits to your exercise routine. (Featured image via Vitamix)

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Seasoned DJ and music reviewer Carter Alan takes readers on a road trip through 50 years of rock concerts in his book The Decibel Diaries. Hop in the passenger seat and hold on for the legendary ride! (Featured Image via Pinterest)

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In my quest to be ahead of the curve in who becomes big in music for once, a friend from home (who has claimed to have liked Young the Giant, Khalid and Tove Lo all before they became “mainstream”) suggested I check out British artist Nao‘s sophomore album, Saturn.  The self-described “wonky funk” artist and East … Continued

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