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The Overture: May 10 – 16

WHAT: You and Yourn, Morgan Orion, Ember Schrag

WHERE: Reisman Law Office (free)

WHEN: Thursday, May 12th at 7:30 p.m.

This promises to be an interesting one — a barbeque show at a law office. Attendees are encouraged to bring food, and wear “casual attire”. Musicially, the show hosts Nebraska singer-songwriter Ember Schrag along with locals You and Yourn and Morgan Orion.


WHAT: The Freak Brothers


WHEN: Friday, May 13th at 7:00 p.m.

The Freak Brothers are a living part of C-U history, holding connections to the legendary Nature’s Table scene of the late 80s. Considering that they don’t gig around too often anymore, five bucks is a steal.


WHAT: The Sugar Prophets, Kings Highway

WHERE: Memphis on Main ($TBA)

WHEN: Friday, May 13th at 8:30 p.m.

turns out Memphis on Main actually has a pretty good area for hosting shows. We recommend you go to this one, where the Sugar Prophets will debut their new bassist, Kevin Wilson. No word on cover, but we’re guessing somewhere in the $5 range.

WHAT: Corn Desert Ramblers

WHERE: The Iron Post ($TBA)

WHEN: Satuday, May 14th at 9:30 p.m.

Corn Desert Ramblers are one of Champaign-Urbana’s best kept secrets, playing high-energy bluegrass with some jammy tendencies thrown in for good measure. Plus, you probably don’t go to enough shows at the Iron Post.

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