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Music

One songwriter, one song. 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.

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CW: Mentions misogyny, r*pe, abuse, assault, and people being shitty humans.

Sven zooms with Dexter Anodyne, a musician in Springfield, IL.  Hear the question that Sven is glad he asked, Dexter's favorite venue in Springfield, and her favorite non-musical things.

SONG: Brink of Summer

ALBUM: Weeping Venus

BANDS: Greenhouse Opera

FAVORITE TREAT: Sushi

Photo Credit: Dexter Anodyne

REFS:

Synthesizer

Psychedelic Music

Tool [Band]

Radiohead [Band]

Aesthetic(s)

Nirvana

Heaven

Björk Guðmundsdóttir [Musician]

Beatles [Band]

Looping

Buzz Bomb Brewing Company [Venue]

Vincent Sebastian [Musician]

Interference [Album]

Ricki Marvel [Musician]

Intersectionality

Intersectional Feminism

Blacksheep Cafe [Venue]

Dumb Records [Venue]

Bermuda Triangle [Band]

Twitch

YouTube

Facebook

Influencer 

Bandcamp

Springfield, IL

Peoria, IL

Elitism

Australian Shepard

Lady Gaga

 

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In this episode Sven zooms with Lola Honeye about her favorite song: "Dreams." Find out how this song got started, her favorite place to sing, and why tacos are the greatest. 

SONG: Dreams

Sofar Sounds Video of Dreams: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rkczp0UFbhc

BANDS: New Souls, Mother Nature, Restore, Code Red, Unfamiliar Vibes, Affinity

FAVORITE TREAT: Peach Tea (HOT), Rainbow Goldfish

Photo Credit: Boots Howard

REFS:

Jill Scott

TheGr8Thinkas

PlainRo/Ro Marsalis 

Rokmore

Klevah

Columbia University

'Michael" Mike Ingram (The Last Champaign County Recorder)

Kayla Brown

Dr. Owens

Cirque du Soleil

Summer Camp Music Festival

Watson's Shack & Rail

Juke Joint

The Canopy Club

Young the Giant

Dr. Seuss

"Iron sharpens iron" - Proverbs 27:17

Henry Miller

List of Banned Books

Equilibrium

 

 

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CW:  anxiety and mental health

Even in the middle of a pandemic, music is still happening and being released.  Sven zooms with former guest Chase Scott (EP38) of Chase Baby & Trouble Chasin' to talk about releasing an album in the middle of a pandemic and what goes into each of the four songs on his EP.

Today (August 28th) Chase Baby released "The Dissociation EP"  You can find it here on all platforms:  https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/chasebaby/the-dissociation-ep

EP cover art and episode cover by Boots Howard

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Even in the middle of a pandemic, music is still happening and being recorded.  Sven zooms with former guest Mike Carpenter (EP37) of Decadents and the podcast "The 200 Level" to talk about making an album in the middle of a pandemic, recording partially at Perennial Sound Studio with Ryan Groff (EP35) and the challenges of staying true to the band's sound, but at the same time exploring new sounds.  The result is Decadents' 4th album "Fever Dreams" set to be released August 21st!  You can find it here when it drops: https://decadents.bandcamp.com/

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Sven zooms with Karena Tse about her song "New Blue Rollerblades." Tune in to find out if there were "new blue rollerblades," Sven's theory about buses, and Karena's favorite non-musical things... 

 

SONG: New Blue Rollerblades

ALBUM: (unreleased)

BANDS: Karena Tse (Solo)

FAVORITE TREAT: Strawberry Popsicles, Hot Milk Tea

Photo Credit: Karena’s mom

 

Refs:

 

Beats by Jay Kim

Anika Emily (Music) (EP39)

Espresso Royal Coffee

(Espresso Yourself Café Virtual Open Mic) [Event]

Larry Gates (Curb Service) (Owner: The Little Red Recovery Room)

TikTok

Uber Eats

McChicken

Postmates

The Canopy Club

Sipyard

Guy From Seattle (Richie Dagger's Crime)

Music For the Masses (UIUC UNION)

New Souls

Seven Saints

Smoke in Space (EP 2)

The Dawn Patrol - Anka (EP 29)

Jake Fava

Daily Illini

Habitat for Humanity Restore

The Idiot (Novel by: Elif Batuman)

 

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In this episode Sven talks to Dom aka Soul Savage about the song "Breaking The Mold." Find out about his nickname... Getting started... taking chances and the how our past makes us stronger.

SONG: Breaking the Mold

ALBUM: Single

BANDS: aka SOUL SAVAGE, Collective: The Ideal Spot

FAVORITE TREATS: mango bubble tea, green tea mochiroot beer, hot cheetos.

REFS:

Z Swamp

Double Entendre

Peter Pan

Mother Goose

Lil Uzi Vert

Kanye West

DaBaby

Tupac Shakur

Kendrick Lamar

J. Cole

Mos Def

Dear Mama [Song/Video]

Hip Hop

The Canopy Club

The City Center

Crossfire [Song]

Parkour

Anime

Dragon Ball Z

Trigun

Toonami

IMC (Independent Media Center)

Wacom Bamboo Circus Tablet

Paint Tool SAI

Sketchbook Pro

[SONG] O BABY O BABY O PLEASE DON'T LEAVE ME (Unknown)

 

 

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Sven Zooms with Bardo and James Treichler to talk about the song "Tranquila (feat. Jazz Lisette.)" How did Bardo and James meet? Find out how their first performance together went and find out what what Bardo and James' favorite non-musical things are... 

SONG: Tranquila (feat. Jazz Lisette.)

ALBUM: Single (Album in the works)

BANDS:

Bardo: Black Cotton

James: Turbo Pascal, Crazy Marvin, Sangamon, Matt Carter Band, The Dirty Feathers, Elsinore (EP35), Tang Dynasty, Emily Blue (EP41), and Mermaid Heaven

Favorite treat: Bardo: C C Lemon   James: Buffalo Trace Bourbon

Bardo Photo Credit: Vanessa Velasquez

James Photo Credit: Della Perrone

Refs:

Family of Geniuses

It Girl [Song] Pharrell Williams

Jazz Lisette

Kids See Ghosts

Feel the Love [Song]

George Floyd

Pogo Studio

Mark Rubal

Perennial Sound Studio

Church Booty (EP7) now: Fay Ray

Emily Blue (EP41)

Germany Vs. Brazil (2014 World Cup)

Lincoln Hall

808

Hip Hop [Genre]

Reggae [Genre]

The Roots [Band]

Channel Orange [Album]

Frank Ocean

Velvet Lounge

Dub Music [Genre]

Cultura Profética

Tim Maia

Gilberto Gil

Evinha

Seu Jorge

Vanessa da Mata

Bob Marley

So Much Things to Say [Song]

Tranquila [Video]

Talus Films

 

Camera Ambassador

I Just Wanna Kick It (Feat. Bardo) [Video]

Sci-Fi [Genre]

Cowboy Monkey [No longer Music Venue]

HighDive [No longer Music Venue]

The Accord [No longer Music Venue]

Joe's Brewery

KAM'S

The Blind Pig

Ward Gollings

Rose Bowl Tavern

The City Center

The Canopy Club

Exile on Main St.

Seven Saints

Brothers

Mabel's

Nature's Table

F1 Racing

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Excerpt of interview for Episode 42 with Reginald Chapman. 

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