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Podcast about stories & songs of Champaign-Urbana music. In each episode Sven sits down with a person from the C-U music scene to hear the story & the background of a favorite song they've written

Champaign Is Also A Ban‪d‬ Blue Box Studio

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Podcast about stories & songs of Champaign-Urbana music. In each episode Sven sits down with a person from the C-U music scene to hear the story & the background of a favorite song they've written

    Election Special: Justin Michael Hendrix (EP61 Excerpt)

    Election Special: Justin Michael Hendrix (EP61 Excerpt)

    Released 4/5/2021: Election day is tomorrow, this past weekend I zoomed with Justin Michael Hendrix: write in candidate for Champaign City Council in District 3.  Although Episode 61 will not air for another month or so, I thought that his voice should be heard before this election.  To find out your voting info in Champaign County go to:  https://champaigncountyclerk.com/elections/my-voting-information
    For other locations in the US: https://www.vote.org/
    Please get out and vote!

    • 9 min
    Episode 59 - Kyle Lang of Special Death "Remember"

    Episode 59 - Kyle Lang of Special Death "Remember"

    Sven zooms with Kyle Lang of Special Death about his song "Remember" off of his self-titled EP: "Special Death" We talk about the reissue on vinyl of Easter's "Demonstration" EP on Beloved Records, favorite house venues in CU, and Kyle's favorite non-muisical thing(s).
    SONG: Remember
    ALBUM: Special Death
    BANDS: Pontow, Well Read Devils, Nunpuncher, Easter, Adult Books, The Tyrants, Need, Special Death
    Favorite Treat: Chocolate chip cookies without the chocolate chips
    Photo Credit:  Josh Karlson
     
    REFS:
    NNAMDÏ
    ThrashKitten
    Ratboys
    Sean Neumann (EP5)
    Jupiter Styles
    Terror House [Venue]
    Error House [Venue]
    Dan Aykroyd's House [Venue]
    Dumb Records
    Weekend Nachos [Band]
    Wabeano Rock Farm [Band]
    Sweettooth [Band]
    Belleville, IL
    Easter [Band]
    Beloved Records
    "Demonstration EP"
    Oak Forest, IL
    Garfield's Garden [Venue]
    Rat King Records
    Dude Ranch [Venue]

    • 34 min
    Episode 58 Cara Maurizi of Linea Crux "Twist and Turn"

    Episode 58 Cara Maurizi of Linea Crux "Twist and Turn"

    Sven zooms with Cara Maurizi of Linea Crux to talk about her song "Twist & Turn" off of the album "Stronghold." We talk about working in the studio to bring new life to her songs, where the name "Linea Crux came from, and maybe even what her favorite color is...
    SONG: Twist & Turn
    ALBUM: Stronghold
    BANDS: Linea Crux, Backup singer with Slick Lisp, and Modern Drugs
    Favorite Treat: All baked goods, Espresso, Coffee Tea, whiskey, wine, and really good beer
    Photo Credit:  Della Perrone
    REFS:
    Ryan Groff (EP35)
    Perennial Sound Studio
    Audio Compression
    EQ (Equalization) [Video]
    Brian Wilson
    Wall of Sound
    Linnea (Flower)
    Moons of Neptune
    Opera
    Highdive [RIP]
    Seven Saints
    Mike n' Molly's
    Pour Bros. Craft Taproom Champaign
    Elsinore
    Brandon T. Washington
    Mike Ingram
    Ci La Cole (EP46)
    New Souls
    Tera Terra [Band] (EP41)
    Milford Men [Band] (EP35)
    Modern Drugs [Band] (EP35)
    Galesburg, IL
    Prairie Players
    The Station Theatre
    Parkland Theater
    CUTC
    Pens to Lens
    The Double Machine [video]
    Taste of Champaign
    West Side Park
    Greycoats [Band]
    Common Loon [Band]
    Color Theory
    "Use What You Have Decorating" [Book]

    • 45 min
    Episode 57 Jarrel Young "Doin' To Me"

    Episode 57 Jarrel Young "Doin' To Me"

    In this episode Sven zooms with Jarrel Young to talk about his song "Doin To Me," off the album "I'd Be Mad Too..." the CU music scene, and his two favorite non-musical things.
    SONG: Doin To Me
    ALBUM: I’d Be Mad Too…
    BANDS: Live band: Misfit Music
    Favorite Treat: Spring Water, Assorted Herbal Tea and chips, preferably plain ruffles.
    Photo Credit:  Boots Howard
     
    REFS:
    Doin To Me [Video]
    H.Kal-El.
    THEGR8THINKAZ
    Hook
    Cowboy Monkey [Venue] RIP
    The Canopy Club [Venue]
    Bone Thugs-n-Harmony
    Eclipse Studios
    Charlie Wilson
    Boyz II Men
    Montana of 300
    Luyando Boxing & Fitness
     
     

    • 26 min
    Episode 56 Blair aka lovenloops - "Black Girl Levitation"

    Episode 56 Blair aka lovenloops - "Black Girl Levitation"

    SONG TEMPORARILY REMOVED (SAMPLES)
    Sven zooms with Blair aka lovenloops to talk about her song "Black Girl Levitation (ft. Nikky Finney)" off the album Don't Ever Forget It. We talk about SOLHOT "We Levitate," the first Black Girl Genius Week in 2014, how it's grown and hopes for the future.
    SONG: Black Girl Levitation
    ALBUM: Don’t Ever Forget It
    BANDS: SOLHOT We Levitate (Saving Our Lives Hear our Truths)
    Favorite Treat: bourbon whiskey/sugar cookies 
    Photo by: Kamari Smalls
    REFS:
    SOLHOT
    Nikky Finney
    Black Girl Genius Week
    Hip Hop [Genre]
    Funk [Genre]
    Jazz [Genre]
    Lo-Fi [Genre]
    Dr. Ruth Nichole Brown
    The World Is Round [Book]
    Syracuse University
    College of William & Mary
    Hassaan Mackey
    J Dilla
    Madlib
    Roland SP-404 Beat Machine
    Black Feminism
    Mother Nature
    Klevah
    TRUTH
    Hear Our Truths: The Creative Potential of Black Girlhood [Book]
    Dissertation
    Dr. Porshé Garner
    Jessica L. Robinson
    Imposter Syndrome
    Pygmalion
    June Jordan [Author]
    Gwendolyn Brooks
    "Spin a Soft Black Song"
    Nikki Giovanni [Author]
    Recipe for 7-UP Lemon Pound Cake (not Blair's recipe)
     

    • 36 min
    Episode 55 Sandman Slimm - "The One"

    Episode 55 Sandman Slimm - "The One"

    Sven zooms with Sandman Slimm (Formally "Truth aka Trouble") about his favorite song the one (prod. by BMTJ)Find out about how Trouble Chasin’ got started, creating the Beautiful Chaos EP, and how stillness & returning to nature is the key to everything.
    SONG: the one (prod. by BMTJ)
    ALBUM: Beautiful Chaos EP
    BANDS: Trouble Chasin’, Dizzy Ape, 10 Flow.
    Favorite Treat: Gin & Tonics & Red Vines
    Photo Credit: Boots Howard
     
    Refs
    BMTJ
    Zack Fox
    "Jesus Is the One (I Got Depression)" [Article]
    "Six Feet" [Song]
    GOAT - Greatest Of All Time
    Wolf of Wall Street
    "I AM NOT OK" [Song]
    Stickup [Song]
    Vent [Song]
    Systemic Racism In Education: [Articles]
    1. Fighting Systemic Racism in K-12 Education: Helping Allies Move From the Keyboard to the School Board
    2. Systemic racism has led to education disparities
    3. Resources for Exploring Systemic Racism
    Toto Riina
    Bravado
    The Canopy Club
    Bone Thugs-n-Harmony
    10 Flow
    SIUC
    Freestyle
    Dre Bill
    Kodak Black
    H.a.t.e. Tape Mixtape (High Above The Enemy)
    Chase Scott aka Chase Baby (EP 38)
    Trouble Chasin'
    Illini Union
    Go Crazy (Feat.Truth aka Trouble, Prod. by TheGr8Thinkaz [Song]
    Champaign & A Movie [Mixtape]
    Trouble Chasin' [Spotify]
    Richard Kadrey (Sandman Slim Series)
    Stov Da CEO
    Kickapoo State Park

    • 44 min

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