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Hathaways Perform at The Iron Post on Sunday

Good thing for places like The Iron Post, a live music joint universally known as a dive by all those who keep it real: it simply doesn’t matter what they look like. The focus has to be the music — because despite the budget PA, the rats living in the wall behind the speakers and the pair of dirty gym shoes that seem to stay planted next to the back cooler, no one provides a more genuine environment than a place like a “dive.”

We have a couple here in Champaign-Urbana, and no one provides a more diverse array of live tunes than The Iron Post.

This Sunday, they show us the more acoustic side of their programming with a great lineup including Casados, Ben Campbell of World’s First Flying Machine and Hathaways, the newly formed, freshly minted moniker of Kate Hathaway and her 8-year old brother James. Wait, he’s older than that — but we do know that he is young enough to have problems getting into R-rated films. That’s a testament, however, to his talent. Watch out for this kid; as he grows more experienced, he might just be our next Adam Schmitt or Tristan Wraight.

The show starts at 8:00 p.m. and there is a high probability of one-ply toilet paper in the washrooms.

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