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The Overture: Aug. 31-Sept. 6

Canopy Club ($10 advance, $13 door) — Wednesday, September 2nd, doors at 8 p.m., show at 9 p.m.

Indie R&B act JMSN (pronounced Jameson) will pair well with C-U’s newest and only indie pop duo Boycut at their show together. The former is also a Kendrick Lamar collaborator, and the latter just released a killer EP you can download for free.


WHAT: HorseCorn Cole & His Country 45s

WHERE: The Loose Cobra

WHEN: Thursday, September 3rd, 7 p.m.

“Golden Era Country served alongside Stag Beer’s Golden Quality.”


WHAT: Evil Tents, Mimicking Birds, Motes

WHERE: Mike N Molly’s ($7)

WHEN: Thursday, September 3rd, doors at 8 p.m.

Evil Tents is back together for a one-off reunion set in the Mike N Molly’s beergarden. Add Motes and Mimicking Birds to the mix, and you’re in for a mellow treat.


WHAT: Krelboyne, The Phantom Broadcast, City Mouth, Pat Egan, Ocean Glass

WHERE: Cowboy Monkey ($5)

WHEN: Thursday, September 3rd, doors at 8 p.m., show at 8:30 p.m.

Pop-punk band City Mouth heads down from Chicago for all your emo needs.


WHAT: Sublime EP Release Party feat. Randall Mance and T.R.U.T.H.

WHERE: Canopy Club ($5)

WHEN: Thursday, Seprember 3rd, doors at 8 p.m., show at 9 p.m.

Check out this showcase of local collective Paradigm Shift artists.


WHAT: Flash Back Friday #FBF (Sounds by Tim Williams & Krucial. Guest bartenders till 10pm)

WHERE: Canopy Club (free before 10 p.m.)

WHEN: Friday, September 4th, 5:04 p.m.

Music and happy hour special drinks for every decade.


WHAT: SURFABILLY FREAKOUT! Presents: Surfy Murphy’s Beach Riot V featuring Go! Tsunami, The Madeira, and The Revomatics

WHERE: Mike N Molly’s ($7)

WHEN: Friday, Seprember 4th, doors at 8 p.m.

The surf and rockabilly sounds of Surfabilly Freakout hit the Mike N Molly’s beergarden. It’ll be a “beach riot” and a record release show for The Madeira.


WHAT: Eminent Slaughter, Against A Burning Sky, Earth Witch, The Dr. Orphyus Project

WHERE: Canopy Club (free before 9 p.m., $5 after)

WHEN: Saturday, September 5th, doors at 8 p.m., show at 9 p.m.

U of I students looking to indulge in some local metal can get discounted admission to this show — $3 with a student ID or 2 for $5.

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