“Soft is Strong” – A Conversation with Half Waif

Interview conducted by: Makenzie Creden Half Waif's Mythopoetics, released July 9th on ANTI- records, is a collection of very personal stories and tender emotions interwoven between simple keyboard chords, crescendoing electronic arrangements, and explosive vocals. The album sounds of true catharsis. This week we had the opportunity to chat with the lovely Nandi Rose of … Continue reading “Soft is Strong” – A Conversation with Half Waif

A Conversation With Silverware: No Plans, College Radio, and Independent Music

Conducted by Makenzie Creden Ainsley Wagoner, known to the music world as Silverware, self-released her debut album No Plans on April 23rd. Originally from Lexington, Kentucky, Wagoner now resides in San Francisco, where she wrote and recorded the album last year during the pandemic. Now that No Plans has been out  in the world for … Continue reading A Conversation With Silverware: No Plans, College Radio, and Independent Music

Westerman to Play Schubas March 10th

Posted by: Allison Lapinski London-based artist Will Westerman is set to begin his US tour with Puma Blue this March. Performing under his surname, Westerman has created an obscure space within folk-bedroom pop that is both subtle and imaginative. In October 2018, Westerman dropped his 4-track EP “Ark” under the Blue Flowers label. The crux … Continue reading Westerman to Play Schubas March 10th

Eleanor Friedberger Takes a Victory Lap at the Bottle

“It’s been a bad couple of days. This song will help, I hope.” That’s how Eleanor Friedberger introduced a muscled-up version of the track “Make Me a Song” halfway through her set on Friday night at the Empty Bottle. The same sentiment can be said of every song she played; whether a new track from … Continue reading Eleanor Friedberger Takes a Victory Lap at the Bottle

Anna Burch catches up with WLUW at Pygmalion Festival 2018

Shortly after arriving into Champaign-Urbana, WLUW Programming Director Paul and I kicked off Pygmalion by heading over to the Blackbird to watch Anna Burch and Nectar. The bar, Blackbird, was small and inviting. Entering through the beer garden, we grabbed drinks, shuffled to the front to stand in front of the backdrop of electronic slot … Continue reading Anna Burch catches up with WLUW at Pygmalion Festival 2018

Miranda Winters of Melkbelly Reminisces over Summer with WLUW

WLUW’s Olivia, Scott, and Elise sat down for a chat with Miranda Winters at Audiotree 2018, and what an honor it was! After the release of her album Xobeci, What Grows Here?, as well as opening for Foo Fighters and The Breeders as the voice of Melkbelly, Winters has had an absolutely jam packed summer. Listen … Continue reading Miranda Winters of Melkbelly Reminisces over Summer with WLUW

Major Murphy Chats with WLUW at Audiotree Festival 2018

Do you ever wish you were on the beach? But it's the dead of winter and 10 degrees outside? A simple fix to those winter time blues is Major Murphy's music! The sunny and beach-y trio hail from Grand Rapids, Michigan and played at Audiotree Music Festival this past weekend. They were a delight to … Continue reading Major Murphy Chats with WLUW at Audiotree Festival 2018