Activator June 2020 “Music In The Time Of Corona” Issue Available Now

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Hello friends, looks like we blinked and we are already a good chunk of the way through June, but hopefully now isn’t too late to tell you about this month’s issue of Activator Magazine that we have in stock!

This issue is called “Music In The Time Of Corona” and the focus is catching up with local musicians on what they have been up to these past few months during the lockdown and global pandemic. This issue is packed, there is also a feature touching base with all of the record stores in Central Illinois, music reviews, and no live music calendars this time (sorry). Interviews on this one also include Jared Grabb Among Thieves from Peoria, local activist John Keating, Peach from DeKalb, SonnyD Artistry, and XEA. All of that and MORE.

Come pick up your copy of Activator Magazine for FREE in our store (we are open from 12-6pm every day now). If you place an order with us online we will also deliver. Activator also just recently came out with a new mini-zine available to those who support their online Patreon campaign.

Matt LaMarca: “Past Future” (Backyard Demo)

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Here we go, today we bring you more local music this time coming straight from Matt LaMarca‘s back yard in this time of quarantine. Matt is a busy musical man, he performs in the new full band rendition of Baby Ocho, and recently launched a facebook page for his solo material and announced he is working on a new EP. This is a nicely recorded backyard demo of a song presumably going to be a part of that new EP called “PastFuture.” You can find that on the youtube player embedded below.