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The Overture: June 29-July 5

WHAT: Kenna Mae and Bob Watson

WHERE: The Iron Post

WHEN: Tuesday, June 30th, 7:30 p.m.

Catch Kenna Mae and Bob Watson at the June Iron Post residency.


Dingbat Dungeon ($5) — Tuesday, June 30th, 8 p.m.

Hound is a rock n roll band from Philly with members of Bad Side. Dino Bravo is a local band I try not to ever miss. The last time I saw locals Bullnettle they kicked ass. This will be a good show.


WHAT: Seismic Toss, Life In Dog Years, Euriah, Lucid, The Villens

WHERE: Error Records ($5)

WHEN: Wednesday, July 1st, doors at 6:30 p.m., show at 7 p.m.

Pop/punk/emo bands from around central IL help Danville’s Seismic Toss kick off their tour at Error Records.


WHAT: Audiofeed Music Festival

WHERE: Champaign County Fairgrounds ($54-90)

WHEN: Wednesday, July 1st – Sunday, July 4th

C-U’s Christian music festival Audiofeed is back this year. Flatfoot 56 and The Soil and the Sun and many, many more bands play over the fest’s four-day course.


WHAT: Spindependence Day

WHERE: Downtown Champaign ($5)

WHEN: Thursday, July 2nd-Saturday, July 4th

DJs from around the area are spinning at an outdoor stag downtown for three days, including the holiday. Check back later in the week for our rundown of who’s playing.


WHAT: Morgan Orion’s Kickstarter Kickoff Party

WHERE: Reisman Law Office

WHEN: Thursday, July 2nd, 6 p.m.

Morgan Orion is spreading the word about his Kickstarter that will hopefully allow him to release his new album The Tunnel of Love and the Hell of Hot Licks on vinyl. Hear the songs for yourself at this show.


WHAT: Thoughts Detecting Machines, Mitchell Kent Dietrich

WHERE: Mike N Molly’s ($7)

WHEN: Friday, July 3rd, doors at 6:30 p.m.

Rick Valentin of the Poster Children has a new proggy solo project called Thoughts Detecting Machines. He’s playing Mike N Molly’s early show on Friday with Mitchell Kent Dietrich.


WHAT: The Dirty Feathers, Dibase, Centaur, We The Animals

WHERE: The Loose Cobra ($5)

WHEN: Friday, July 3rd, 7 p.m.

The Loose Cobra welcomes four local bands for its second Loose Cobra Summer Jam. Psych rockers The Dirty Feathers headline.


WHAT: Dalipop, Chachi & the Bandidos

WHERE: Mike N Molly’s ($7)

WHEN: Friday, July 3rd, doors at 9:30 p.m.

The Friday late show at Mike N Molly’s is Dalipop, a local band fronted by Kenna Mae, and Chachi & the Bandidos, local country mainstays.


WHAT: Eyes Set to Kill, Airacobra, Run 2 Cover, Uncertainties, Theodicy

WHERE: Vintage Villains Music Venue (Danville) ($8 advance, $10 door)

WHEN: Sunday, July 5th, doors at 6 p.m., show at 7 p.m.

Century Media media metalcore band from Phoenix, Arizona Eyes Set to Kill has a show out in Danville.

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