Pygmalion Festival: Plus/Minus, Candy Claws, Holy F*ck, Gold Motel

Date October 8, 2010

After spotlighting Gold Motel this summer I’ve been eager to check out one of their shows so I made sure I was there for their early slot on Day 3 of Champaign-Urbana’s Pygmalion Music Festival. The band’s folsky chamber pop is abundantly fun and light-hearted on record and live even more-so. The group is led […]

Pygmalion Festival: Surfer Blood, Fang Island, Cults, Those Darlins and more

Date October 5, 2010

The only thing I knew about Turbo Fruits going in was that the lead singer used to be in Be Your Own Pet and, like their tourmates Those Darlins, they were from Tennessee. Even with little knowledge going in though, I was impressed by the spirited, fun performance these guys put on. Their sound was […]

Pygmalion Festival: Janelle Monae, of Montreal

Date September 28, 2010

Now that is how you open a festival. Janelle Monae‘s The Archandroid has become one of my favorite albums of the year and now she’s also secured a spot in my favorite live shows of the year list. Before Janelle took the stage one of the Wondaland Arts Society members, dressed stylishly in a tuxedo, […]