Welcome to Urbana Poppin' Champaign, Your Premier Urban Channel. UPC was established in May 2010 with a focus on introducing new music to the masses in hopes of creating a better bond between deserving artists and fans. We still believe in that statement, however, in addition to staying true to our roots with a steady flow of music, we now offer our readers the latest in style, art, and much more.
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Interview: Big Gigantic

Interview: Big Gigantic

With the big show just days away, we were able to catch up with Jeremy Salken of Big Gigantic to pick his mind about the 2014 Sky High Tour, coming to Urbana October 14th. We speak on his youth, his influences, the bands latest collaborations, and even touch on spirit animals. Be sure to purchase...
Rebelution - Counterfeit Love

Rebelution – Counterfeit Love

Rebelution is at it again with their new single “Counterfeit Love.” It has been a year since their last album came out, and it is extremely exciting to see new work from these guys. With Rebelution’s classic reggae feel, sexy saxophone, and soothing vocals, this is track that shows all of the reasons why we love...
Interview: Papadosio

Interview: Papadosio

From discussing their new album, to worldly views, to thoughts on psychedelics, the five-member-band of Papadosio bring an inspiring, positive message into the music realm. Their new album To End the Illusion of Separation (T.E.T.I.O.S.) focuses on unity and the theme that humans are interconnected with each other and the earth. It even made it to...
Conspirator - Unleashed EP

Conspirator – Unleashed EP

Conspirator, a four piece band consisting of Marc Brownstein and Aaron Magner of The Disco Biscuits, guitarist Chris Michetti, and KJ Sawka the tour drummer for Pendulum, has finally released their new EP, and its huge! Conspirator seamlessly fuses electronic music with live instruments to create the sounds of the future. With their hard hitting electronic dubstep...
BoomBox - Lost Ya

BoomBox – Lost Ya

Zion Godchaux and Russ Randolph, the electronic duo known as BoomBox, have just released “Lost Ya,” yet another single off their upcoming third studio album to be released in the fall. These two develop an electronic blend of rock, blues, psychedelia, and funk in their catchy and creative songs. They seamlessly mix the sounds of the Grateful...