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The Overture: Sept. 30-Oct. 5

WHAT: The London Souls, Flaccid

WHERE: The Canopy Club ($10 advance/$13 door)

WHEN: Tuesday, September 30th at 9:30 p.m.

New York’s The London Souls will be performing at Canopy Club tonight, and do yourself a favor and check out Emily’s piece about the band here. That should provide you with enough of a preview to make a decision.

WHAT: The Culture, Forrest Bump

WHERE: The Canopy Club ($3)

WHEN: Wednesday, October 1st at 10:30 p.m.

Culture will be performing at the Canopy Club on Wednesday night. Joined by Forrest Bump, there will also be live artwork by the ever-talented Langston Allston.

WHAT: The Wild Family, Justin Rondon, Penny Horses

WHERE: The Canopy Club ($6)

WHEN: Thursday, October 2nd at 8 p.m.

A trio of folk-ish outfits will get together for this one, as Chicago’s Wild Family will head it up. They were named Chicago’s Best Emerging Artist in 2013 by Deli Magazine, and they released an EP earlier this year. They’re on a bit of a small tour around these parts.

WHAT: Miles Nielsen & the Rusted Hearts, Rebecca Rego & The Trainmen, The Fights

WHERE: Cowboy Monkey ($7)

WHEN: Thursday, October 2nd at 9:30 p.m.

Miles Niesel & The Rusted Hearts are back in town, as they are no strangers to C-U and performing here. They’re joined by local-ish crew Rebecca Rego & The Trainmen, as well as alt-country dudes The Fights.

WHAT: Hi Ho Buffalo, Teaspoon Hunter, John Coppess

WHERE: Mike ‘N Molly’s ($7)

WHEN: Friday, October 3rd at 9 p.m.

Hi Ho Buffalo is a local-Western style-inspirited project, and they’re joined by Americana outfit Teaspoon Hunter, and local singer-songwriter John Coppess.

WHAT: Bailalai

WHERE: Krannert Center for the Performing Arts (free)

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

From the Krannert Center page:

Stretches of sand against turquoise water, glistening sunlight, and blissful afternoons are the inspiration for Bailalai. Led by the magnetic Robert Sena, this band brings Brazilian culture to the Midwest through reggae and funk that will drive you to the dance floor. Let its tropical melodies and irresistible rhythms envelop you in warmth.


WHAT: Hathaways, Curb Service, Ex-Bombers

WHERE: Cowboy Monkey ($5)

WHEN: Friday, October 3rd at 10 p.m.

Hathaways have returned to C-U after spending some time in South America, as they are a new-ish lineup of four people. They’re joined by Curb Service and Charleston’s the Ex-Bombers.

WHAT: Milk ‘N Cookies, Jack Eye Jones

WHERE: The Canopy Club ($10 advance/$15 door)

WHEN: Friday, October 3rd at 10 p.m.

Wild On Fall Tour will be stopping through at the Canopy Club, and this show features DJs Milk ‘N Cookies, who are no strangers to C-U and have performed at the Club many times. They’re joined by Jack Eye Jones.


WHAT: Tara Terra, Plains, Alex & The XO’s

WHERE: Mike ‘N Molly’s ($7)

WHEN: Saturday, October 4th at 9 p.m.

You most likely recall Emily Otnes & The Weekdays — but that band is now called Tara Terra, and they are performing this weekend. They just released their record, Daughter, which we will take a look at later this week. They’re joined by Plains and Bloomington’s Alex & The XOs.


WHAT: EOTO, Sun Stereo

WHERE: The Canopy Club ($18 advance/$20 door)

WHEN: Saturday, October 4th at 9 p.m.

Electro-psychedelic duo EOTO will invade Canopy Club this week. They’re joined by local pop-rock groove factory Sun Stereo.

The Highdive ($12) — Satuday, October 4th at 7:30 p.m.

Although The Pygmalion Festival has come and gone, and what a weekend that was, there is another Show Series installment happening later this week. Saturday’s show features Chicago’s Maps & Atlases. They have an interesting combination of progressive rock and math rock, amongst plenty of other influences that are worth paying attention to. They’re joined by new-ish local outfit Capys, which fall within the same vein as Maps & Atlases. 


WHAT: Dopapod, Tauk

WHERE: The Canopy Club ($8 advance/$10 door)

WHEN: Sunday, October 5th at 9 p.m.

Dopapod returns to the Canopy Club again this weekend, performing on Sunday. Check out that interview and get out there on Sunday.

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