The latest release in the Guitars from Agadez series spotlights music from Niger that only gets better with repeated listens.
Posts by Tim Hayden:
A chat with the Blind Pig’s Jason Ewing
An inside look at the renowned downtown Champaign establishment through the eyes of its “dinosaur bartender.” Get the scoop on the forthcoming Blind Pig brewpub on Neil.
Mississippi Records re-releases ‘80s classics
Staunchly independent label Mississippi Records re-issues two records by bands that exemplify the do-it-yourself ethos in the US and UK in the early ’80s.
Mande Comes to Krannert Wednesday
Master drummer Moussa Bolokada Conde and friends perform West African percussive music.
SunnO))) Bring Norwegian Churches and Metal Together
Metal band SunnO)))’s latest release of a live performance in a Norwegian cathedral may be the group’s most compelling and realized recording to date.
Improvisational Percussionist Tatsuya Nakatani at IMC Tonight
When was the last time you went to a concert featuring a percussionist who makes his own bowed gongs? Thought so.
Going for the Gusto with Schlitz’s Classic ‘60s Formula
Introducing the new, “old” Schlitz.
Less water = more taste.
Christmas Music for People Who Don’t Like “Christmas Music”
A little over two years ago I was working office temp jobs. At one particular job, my temporary co-worker was making nice and asked if I liked music. As the lite-rock station played in the …
Tom Sheehan Pours From His Fount of Beer Knowledge, Part Two
Yesterday, I posted the first half of my conversation with Tom Sheehan, bartender extraordinaire at the Esquire Lounge, and residing Champaign-Urbana beer expert. Today, part two of that interview, where Sheehan expounds on Illinois alcohol …
Tom Sheehan Pours From His Fount of Beer Knowledge, Part One
Whenever the topic of beer comes up at local watering holes, the name Tom Sheehan is frequently mentioned as the man you really need to talk to if you want to talk about beer. Tom, …