The Breeders broke new ground with Last Splash's release in 1993—it was a ray of bright and sunny indie pop in what had been a bleak and grungy landscape. Jon previews their set prior to their performance at Pygmalion Friday night.
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New favorites: San Fermin
You don't know how much you love San Fermin yet, but have no fear, Jon is here to break it all down for you.
Kurt Vile: Guitar guru for a new generation
Jon discusses Kurt Vile's greatness prior to his performance at Pygmalion Music Festival in Urbana on Friday night.
Dan Zanes: American ambassador for family music
Dan Zanes is much more than a children’s artist, and he's paying a visit to ELLNORA in a variety of ways this weekend.
ELLNORA begins with a big bluesy bash
Jon provides a rundown of the first full night of ELLNORA, headlined by Jonny Lang.
The Extraordinary Artistry, Diversity, and Generosity of ELLNORA: The Guitar Festival
Jon delves into the history and meaning behind ELLNORA: The Guitar Festival with David Spelman and Mike Ross in the first featured article in Smile Politely's print companion, Bonfire.
Night Beds impressive despite poor turnout
Jon recounts last night's Night Beds show at Mike 'N Molly's.
Night Beds: Making the connection
Jon talks with Winston Yellen about his new album and finding where “home” is.
Jill Andrews: Vivid and evocative at Cowboy Monkey
Although the room was not as full as it probably should have been, Jill Andrews made it worthwhile for those in attendance last Thursday at Cowboy Monkey.
Jill Andrews: Finding yourself in the mirror
Jill Andrews will headline this month's Smile Politely Show Series on Thursday, and Jon Stone talks about love, heartache, and his experience with her beautiful music.