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)
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!
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).
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
Sean Neumann (EP5)
Terror House [Venue]
Error House [Venue]
Dan Aykroyd's House [Venue]
Weekend Nachos [Band]
Wabeano Rock Farm [Band]
Oak Forest, IL
Garfield's Garden [Venue]
Rat King Records
Dude Ranch [Venue]
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
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
Ryan Groff (EP35)
Perennial Sound Studio
EQ (Equalization) [Video]
Wall of Sound
Moons of Neptune
Mike n' Molly's
Pour Bros. Craft Taproom Champaign
Brandon T. Washington
Ci La Cole (EP46)
Tera Terra [Band] (EP41)
Milford Men [Band] (EP35)
Modern Drugs [Band] (EP35)
The Station Theatre
Pens to Lens
The Double Machine [video]
Taste of Champaign
West Side Park
Common Loon [Band]
"Use What You Have Decorating" [Book]
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
Doin To Me [Video]
Cowboy Monkey [Venue] RIP
The Canopy Club [Venue]
Boyz II Men
Montana of 300
Luyando Boxing & Fitness
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
Black Girl Genius Week
Hip Hop [Genre]
Dr. Ruth Nichole Brown
The World Is Round [Book]
College of William & Mary
Roland SP-404 Beat Machine
Hear Our Truths: The Creative Potential of Black Girlhood [Book]
Dr. Porshé Garner
Jessica L. Robinson
June Jordan [Author]
"Spin a Soft Black Song"
Nikki Giovanni [Author]
Recipe for 7-UP Lemon Pound Cake (not Blair's recipe)
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
"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]
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
The Canopy Club
H.a.t.e. Tape Mixtape (High Above The Enemy)
Chase Scott aka Chase Baby (EP 38)
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