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The Overture: February 2 – February 8, 2009

Keep reading to find out how you can win a pair of tickets to see Keller Williams this week.

With work, family and post-Super Bowl hangovers, who has the time to find out about the best shows happening in Champaign-Urbana? No need to fear, because the editors here at Smile Politely have taken care of it. Here are the must-see shows of the week:

WHEN: Monday, Feb. 2
WHAT: Summer Camp presents Monday Night Miracle w/Underpaid Packy
WHERE: Canopy Club, 9 p.m., no cover

Get in for free, and they’ll give you a ticket. Collect a ticket each week and save up enough to save big money on Summecamp passes. Not a bad deal, even before you consider the high-quality entertainment provided by Underpaid Packy and Brainchild.

WHEN: Wednesday, Feb. 4
WHAT: Physical Challenge with DJ Belly
WHERE: Canopy Club, 9 p.m., no cover

This is the first week for Canopy’s new indie rock dance party.

WHEN: Thursday, Feb. 5
WHAT: Mordechai in the Mirror, Curb Service, eureka brown
WHERE: Cowboy Monkey, 9:30 p.m. $5

Some chilled-out electronica for your Thursday night.

WHEN: Friday, Feb. 6
WHAT: Keller Williams
WHERE: Canopy Club, 9 p.m. $20

The one-man band is once again touring solo, and that means lots of pedals and lots of … fun.

Smile Politely is giving away a pair of tickets to see Keller Williams this Friday. To enter to win, simply send an e-mail to: contests [at] smilepolitely [dot] com, type Keller Williams in the subject line, and include your full name and e-mail address in the body of the e-mail. Then just sit back and wait. Thursday night we’ll be e-mailing the winner of the drawing to let them know their good fortune.

WHEN: Friday, Feb. 6
WHAT: V-Day Benefit featuring: Elsinore, World’s First Flying Machine, Common Loon, Sunset Stallion, the Brother Whys and Tree Thump
WHERE: Cowboy Monkey, 9 p.m. $7

Plenty of good music at a good price for a good cause. Proceeds benefit A Woman’s Fund as well as aiding victims of violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 7
WHERE: Cowboy Monkey, 9:30 p.m., $5

Veteran Springfield hardcore punk foursome comes to town.

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