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The Overture: May 11-17

WHAT: Andy Mo, Vanilla Gorilla, Justin Rondon

WHERE: Cowboy Monkey ($5)

WHEN: Thursday, May 14th, 9 p.m.

Though currently based in Indiana, alternative blues musician Andy Mo got his start in C-U.


WHAT: Something FUNKY: Live Funky/Soulful Vinyl sets featuring Ideal DJ Wesjile, DJ Funky Phil, and DJ Grapes

WHERE: Mike N Molly’s ($1)

WHEN: Thursday, May 14th, 10 p.m.

Hear some DJs spin some real vinyl. Expect funk and soul.


WHAT: Joe Diffie

WHERE: The City Center (Fat City Bar and Grill)

WHEN: Friday, May 15th, doors at 7 p.m., show at 8 p.m.

Catch popular country-bluegrass artist Joe Diffie and check out a new venue at Fat City and while you’re at it.


WHAT: Hard Kiss, Tried & True, John Davey, Todd Reese

WHERE: Canopy Club ($7)

WHEN: Friday, May 15th, doors at 8 p.m., show at 9 p.m.

Grungy punk-influenced hard rock band Hard Kiss sounds like a Friday night kinda band.


Mike N Molly’s ($5) — Friday, May 15th, doors at 9 p.m.

Euriah is a relatively new local emo band a la Braid. They are plaing with two Minneapolis bands and a goodbye show for local solo act Donkey Donker.


WHAT: 6th Street Brass Band, The Inn Keepers

WHERE: Cowboy Monkey ($5)

WHEN: Friday, May 15th, 10 p.m.

Considering Saturday is graduation, this may be the last time some members of 6th Street Brass band will be playing in the band. It’s bound to be a sentimental performance.


WHAT: Freddy Jones Band

WHERE: Canopy Club ($15)

WHEN: Saturday, May 16th, doors at 8 p.m., show  at 9 p.m.

Chicago-based Freddy Jones Band plays happy-go-lucky indie rock with a hint of country, and has an album due next month.


WHAT: Terminus Victor, Nonagon, Darleen, Faster Forward

WHERE: Mike N Molly’s ($5)

WHEN: Saturday, May 16th, doors at 9 p.m.

Local mainstays Terminus Victor are always cool to see, but this show also features a rare performance by locals Faster Forward.


WHAT: Upshot

WHERE: Memphis On Main

WHEN: Saturday, May 16th, 9:30 p.m.

Spend the evening with Upshot’s mixture of rock, blues and more.


WHAT: DJ Kosmo

WHERE: Cowboy Monkey ($2, free before 11 p.m.)

WHEN: Saturday, May 16th, 10 p.m.

Local DJ Kosmo spins house music to dance to.


WHAT: Pop Up Graffiti Jam

WHERE: Mike N Molly’s

WHEN: Sunday, May 17th, 5 p.m.

DJ will be live at Mike N Molly’s playing “funk, breaks, and hip hop” while The Common Mind graffiti crew does live art in the beer garden — if the weather (hopefully) holds up.


WHAT: Loses The Mighty, Ode Vinter, Isle Nine Asylum, Fifty Year Storm

WHERE: Error Records ($5)

WHEN: Sunday, May 17th, doors at 5:30 p.m., show at 6 p.m.

Error Records is cookin’ up a monthly Sunday matinee hardcore and metal show series. This event kicks it off.

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