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The Overture: July 27-Aug. 2

WHAT: Kenna Reiss and Bob Watson

WHERE: The Iron Post

WHEN: Tuesday, July 28th, 7:30 p.m.

Kenna Mae Reiss and Bob Watson have a residency at the Iron Post and it’s time you checked it out.


Mike N Molly’s ($7) — Friday, July 31st, doors at 9 p.m.

We all love Champaign indie-gaze mainstays The Chemicals, and here they welcome the return of Austin psych rockers the Ghost Wolves, with Jacksonville’s Flamingo.


WHAT: Jarrel Young, T.R.U.T.H., DJ Ricky Wells, Larro

WHERE: Cowboy Monkey ($5)

WHEN: Friday, July 31st, 10 p.m.

This is your chance to catch some of the best homegrown hip-hop C-U has to offer —check out a couple local rappers and DJs.


WHAT: The April Verch Band

WHERE: The Upper Bout ($15 advance, $20 door)

WHEN: Saturday, August 1st, doors at 7:30 p.m.

Fiddle and step dancing extraordinaire April Verch and her band will put on a great show — here’s proof.


WHAT: T.R.U.T.H., Wicked Walls, elizaBeth Simpson

WHERE: The IMC ($5)

WHEN: Saturday, August 1st, 7:30 p.m.

As part of GirlZone Reunion weekend, a rad show is going on at the IMC featuring three local acts. Things kick off at 7:30 with a dance party workshop.


WHAT: Mary Pfeifer with The Pearl Handle Band: Patsy Cline Tribute

WHERE: The Rose Bowl

WHEN: Saturday, August 1st, 8 p.m.

What better place to watch a Patsy Cline tribute than The Rose Bowl in Urbana? I don’t care who you are. This is awesome.


WHAT: Curb Service, Ebony Tusks, That’s No Moon

WHERE: Mike N Molly’s ($7)

WHEN: Saturday, August 1st, doors at 9 p.m.

There’s a little bit of everything at this show — two known and loved local bands and Ebony Tusks, rap from Lawrence, Kan.


WHAT: Kilborn Alley Blues Band

WHERE: Memphis on Main

WHEN: Saturday, August 1st, 9:30 p.m.

Loved Kilborn Alley Outside At Research Park? Check them out at Memphis On Main.


WHAT: The Surreal Deal

WHERE: Mike N Molly’s ($7)

WHEN: Sunday, August 2nd, doors at 7 p.m.

C-U jam band Surreal Deal will jam all night in the beergarden to help you unwind before the coming Monday.

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