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Pygmalion arrives

In approximately twelve hours from the time this article is posted, Common Loon should be walking on-stage at the Canopy Club to kick off this year’s edition of the Pygmalion Music Festival. 

Stay tuned to this article throughout the rest of the week for a comprehensive overview of our coverage, and keep your eyes on the Pygmalion Twitter for live updates, or the #pygmalion hash tag. While you’re waiting for the show to start, browse the schedule, check out the festival guide, or go pick up your wristband.

Wristband pickup locations are as follows, and are open from noon to midnight unless stated otherwise:

Wednesday September 21 :: Krannert Center for the Performing Arts :: 500 S Goodwin Ave Urbana IL 61801
Thursday September 22 :: Krannert Center for the Performing Arts :: 500 S Goodwin Ave Urbana IL 61801
Friday September 23 UNTIL 5:00 PM: Krannert Center for the Performing Arts :: 500 S Goodwin Ave Urbana IL 61801
Friday September 23 5:00PM to MIDNIGHT: Espresso Royale :: 1117 W. Oregon Ave Urbana IL 61801
Saturday September 24: Highdive Outdoor Annex :: Festival Entrance :: One block north of Main St. on Walnut Ave. on the EAST side of the street

Also of note:

A very limited number of tickets will be released at the door for the Explosions in the Sky show around 8 p.m., so show up early and put your name on the list if you still need a way in.

Grown Ups have dropped their show at the Red Herring on Friday, and have been replaced by local boys Panel Van. Head on over to their bandcamp and check out standout track “Security“.

Stay tuned to Smile Politely’s Twitter for an announcement of the surprise artist performing at Exile on Main St. on Saturday afternoon.

Polyvinyl artist interviews by John Steinbacher (Braid, Deerhoof, Asobi Seksu, etc) 

Matt Lundsford (co-founder of Polyvinyl) interview by John Steinbacher

Explosions in the Sky by Laura Adamczyk

Jessica Lea Mayfield by Chris Davies

Unknown Mortal Orchestra by Chris Davies

The Dodos by Andrea Johnston

Cut Copy by Cody Caudill

Ivan and Alyosha by Chris Davies

Deerhoof by Annie Weisner

Joan of Arc by Danny Wolff

The Hood Internet by Tim Williams

Washed Out by Jeremiah Stanley

Gang Gang Dance by Ben Valocchi

Japandroids by Annie Weisner

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart by Cody Caudill

Local artist interviews by Ben Valocchi

Pygmalion Oddsmaker by Joel Gillespie and Robert Hirschfield

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