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The Overture: February 9–15

Keep reading to find out how you can win a pair of tickets to see The Smoking Popes and Robert Nanna this week.

With work, family and post-Grammys nightmares, 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. 9

WHAT: Strange Design (Phish Tribute Band), Zmick

WHERE: Canopy Club, 9 p.m., $5

Why wait until Bonnaroo to enjoy some live Phish tracks? This jam-tastic show is presented by the Summer Camp Music Festival.

WHEN: Friday, Feb. 13

WHAT: Jack Pine Savage, Underpaid Packy, The Delta Kings and Blue Fish Fellows

WHERE: Canopy Club, 10 p.m., $7

An eclectic night of local music featuring Green Street Record’s Jack Pine Savage. Chicago’s Blue Fish Fellows will also bang out some retro rock sounds.

WHEN: Friday, Feb. 13

WHAT: Smoking Popes, Light Pollution, Robert Nanna

WHERE: Courtyard Café (Illini Union), 9 p.m., $5 uiuc students/ $7

See Robert Nanna, of Braid and Hey Mercedes fame, play along with Chicago’s crooning punk band, Smoking Popes, will come to the Courtyard Café and DeKalb’s Light Pollution.

Smile Politely is giving away two pairs of tickets to see the Smoking Popes this Friday. Find out all the juicy details here.

WHEN: Friday, Feb. 13

WHAT: The Chemicals, Golden Quality, Alpha Mile, Robots Counterfeiting Money

WHERE: Cowboy Monkey, 9:30 p.m., $5

Cowboy Monkey showcases some of C-U’s harder rocking acts. Be sure to get there early to see an Andrew W.K. rivaling set by Robots Conterfeiting Money.


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