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WHAT: Kenna Mae & Bob Watson

WHERE: The Iron Post

WHEN: Tuesday, March 31st, 7:30 p.m.

Folk artists team up for their regular Iron Post shindig.


WHAT: Lil Bibby, Klevah, KM Tha Original, hosted by Law Cannon

WHERE: Canopy Club ($13)

WHEN: Tuesday, March 31st, doors at 8 p.m., show at 9 p.m.

At only 19 years old, Chicago rapper Lil Bibby released a mixtape called Free Crack, and from there he’s only become more popular. Now 20, he’s coming to the Canopy Club with KM Tha Original and local support from Klevah.


WHAT: Clap Your Hands Say Yeah

WHERE: House Show (sold out)

WHEN: Tuesday, March 31st at 8 p.m.

Though this show is sold out, it’s definitely one to note if you can get your hands on a ticket. Clap Your Hands Say Yeah is coming through town for an intimate house performance. Check out the info on the Facebook page.


WHAT: Church Booty

WHERE: Canopy Club ($3)

WHEN: Wednesday, April 1st, doors at 9 p.m., show at 10 p.m.

Another Summer Camp Wednesday, another chance to bonk your booty.


Mike N Molly’s ($5) — Thursday, April 2nd, doors at 8 p.m.

Four awesome bands, two of them local. We The Animals’ ethereal emo and The Tomblands’ prog punk represent C-U, with Lux Deluxe from North Hampton, Mass. and Julian Lynch, who is basically the Phil Elvrum of the Midwest.


WHAT: Borgeous

WHERE: Canopy Club ($20 advance, $25 door)

WHEN: Thursday, April 2nd, doors at 8 p.m., show at 9 p.m.

Posi EDM DJ John Borger has a much cooler stage name: Borgeous. The producer is going to bring Miami vibes to the Canopy Club on Thursday night.


WHAT: Darleen, House Olympics, Lume, Single Player

WHERE: Institute 4 Creativity ($5)

WHEN: Friday, April 3rd, doors at 7 p.m., show at 8 p.m.

New local band Darleen, formed from the ashes of That’s No Moon, emo group House Olympics, Lume, who according to this Facebook event are “Chicago emotional postgaze” and local faves Single Player round out this show.


WHAT: Roberta Sparrow, Dirty Rotten Revenge, Soy City Stranglers, Los Assparados

WHERE: Mike N Molly’s ($5)

WHEN: Friday, April 3rd, doors at 8 p.m.

Pop punk, power pop, whatever you wanna call it, if it’s your thing, you’d better be at this show.


WHAT: Chalice Dubs Masquerade featuring Mija with DJ SOLO, LWKY, Positive Vibr8ions and more

WHERE: Canopy Club ($10)

WHEN: Friday, April 3rd, doors at 8 p.m., show at 9 p.m.

The Chalice Dubs Masquerade is back, featuring some girl power from Arizona in the form of Mija.


WHAT: Neoga Blacksmith, Penny Horses, Waterfowl

WHERE: Memphis On Main ($5)

WHEN: Saturday, April 4th, 8 p.m.

Neoga Blacksmith are celebrating the release of their new album, entitled Piasa, with a show at mason jar bar Memphis On Main. Waterfowl and Penny Horses support.


WHAT: Women Rock: Rachel Wilson, Kenna Maw Reiss, Holly Monet, Emily Otnes

WHERE: Institute 4 Creativity ($5)

WHEN: Saturday, April 4th, doors at 8 p.m., show at 9 p.m.

These rockin’ ladies of C-U grace the I4C for a show full of passion and soul.


WHAT: Bones Jugs N Harmony, Acoustics Anonymous, Chicago Farmer

WHERE: Cowboy Monkey ($10)

WHEN: Saturday, April 4th, 9 p.m.

Bones Jugs shared some stories from their recent tour with us. They had quite the trip, but we’re happy they’re back!


WHAT: The Acme Principle (Record Release Party), Jerod & the Cat, The Autocorrect

WHERE: Mike N Molly’s ($7)

WHEN: Saturday, April 4th, doors at 9 p.m.

Local rock group The Acme Principle’s album is coming out on Mud Records, and this is part one of their release show series. If you’re under 19, catch them at Exile On Main next week.


WHAT: Reggae Party: Spring 2015

WHERE: Canopy Club ($10-15)

WHEN: Saturday, April 4th, 10 p.m.

Reggae DJ night at Canopy. I think a student ID may be required.

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