The Overture is a rundown of live music and performances happening in the Champaign-Urbana area (and the outskirts) each week. All of the information is as accurate as we can publish, but all shows and performances are subject to change at any time. Thank you for understanding.

Have a show you think we should know about? Email us at music@smilepolitely.com with the details.

MONDAY, April 15th

Glenn Wilson Quartet

The Iron Post // cover // 8 p.m.


TUESDAY, April 16th

Jenell Orcherton

The Iron Post // cover // 5 p.m.

Church Street Ramblers

The Iron Post // cover // 7 p.m.

Keep Flying, Sundressed, The Subservients

nightshop in Bloomington // $5 // 7:30 p.m.

WEDNESDAY, April 17th

Andrew Duncanson, David Berchtold, John McMahon

Rose Bowl Tavern // free // 6 p.m.

McNeill Quintet

The Iron Post // cover // 6 p.m.

Brian Stark

The Iron Post // cover // 8 p.m.

Carbon Leaf

The Castle Theatre // $20 advance/ $25 day of show // 8 p.m.

Jazz Jam

The Iron Post // cover // 10 p.m.

THURSDAY, April 18th

Push4Art

► Krannert Center for the Performing Arts // free // 5 p.m.

Something Irie

25 O’Clock // free // 7 p.m.

U of I Jazz Vocal Ensembles

Iron Post  // cover // 7 p.m.

Flutist Sami Junnonen and Tatiana Shustova

Smith Hall // free // 7:30 p.m.

Marc Broussard

The City Center // $20-$25 // 7:30 p.m.

 Jeff Tweedy

The Virginia Theater // $39.50/ $49.50/ $59.50 // 7:30 p.m

Old Shoe

Blackbird // $6 // 9 p.m.

 Wind Orchestra and Hindsley Symphonic Band

Foellinger Great Hall // $10/$7/$4 // 9 p.m.

FRIDAY, April 19th

Ian Hobson

Foellinger Great Hall // free // 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

Nikola Djokic

Blackbird // free // 5 p.m.

Jeff Helgesen Quintet

The Iron Post // cover // 5 p.m.

Tractor Kings

25 O’Clock // free // 6 p.m.

Low Cut Connie with Dead End Lights

The Castle Theatre in Bloomington // $15 advance/ $18 day of show // 8 p.m.

Low Cut Connie is a Philly-based band that is absolutely worth a trip to Bloomington to see this weekend. They've played sold-out tours, been featured in music publications like Rolling Stone, and count many big name celebrities among their fans. They've got a rockabilly vibe (more rock than -abilly), and are crowd-pleasing performers. Check out their sound below before the show.

 

Rose Bowl Tavern // free // 8 p.m.

Motes, Take Care, & Clockwork Owl

The IMC // cover // 8 p.m

Feudin' Hillbillys & The NATU Band

The City Center // $10 // 9 p.m.

Doc Shredd and The Heartstrings

The Iron Post // cover // 9 p.m.

PhanieRae and the Soul Shakers with Dearie

Blackbird // free // 9:30 p.m.

Livid Launch Party

The Canopy Club // $30 // 10 p.m.

SATURDAY, April 20th

Kilborn Alley

The Iron Post // cover // 3 p.m.

Dooomsday

The Urbana Dooomsday Festival, various artists

The IMC // $10 // 6 p.m.

So full of doom they added an extra o, the Urbana Dooomsday Festival is going to feature several local musicians playing all the best death metal, sludge, and (obviously) doom. Here's the lineup, at the time of writing: 

Night Mother
24 Moons
Redleg
Hemisaurus
Øde Vinter
Collector
The Latex Figure

Polyphia with I The Mighty, Tides Of Man

The Castle Theatre in Bloomington // $20 advance/ $25 day of show // 6:30 p.m.

Willie Nelson Tribute show, various artists

Rose Bowl Tavern  // free // 7 p.m.

Sinfonia da Camera

Foellinger Great Hall // $40/ $36/ $8/ $5 // 7:30 p.m.

Tito Carrillo Quintet

The Iron Post // cover // 8 p.m.

Bad Columbus, Today's Children, & Jack Johnston

The Canopy Club // $5 // 8:30 p.m.

RasOm's Radio, various artists

nightshop in Bloomington // cover // 9 p.m

Kayla Brown

25 O’Clock Brewery // free // 9 p.m.

Trouble Chasin’ and various

Blackbird // $7 // 9 p.m.

SUNDAY, April 21st

Tessa Marie

The Iron Post // cover // 7 p.m.

The Story Changes

nightshop in Bloomington // $5 // 7:30 p.m.