The Overture is your weekly playlist of all the music happening in and around C-U. This week's highlights include: Folk and Roots Winter Weekend (including The Chickadee Sermon's album release party), Silverweed, and the Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra.
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The Overture: January 21-26
Coming to you after a long holiday weekend, The Overture brings you a run-down of this week's shows happening in and around C-U. Highlights include: Mungion and Dizgo, Mank and Sass, Us on the Bus presents, a house show at The Bird House, and Nectar.
The Upper Bout celebrates six years of business with party, guitar giveaway
Local instrument and music supply shop, The Upper Bout, is celebrating their sixth anniversary this coming week. The shop will be holding a party on January 21st from 6-8 p.m. Part of their celebration includes …
Get together with other local musicians for the Country Music Jam
On the last Sunday of every month, the historic Rose Bowl Tavern hosts their Country Music Jam. They provide drums, a bass rig, microphones, and house amps, so all you have to do is bring …
The Overture: January 13-19
Things are starting to heat back up following the winter/holiday break. This week's Overture highlights include: Meadowhawk, Unemployed Architects, Joe Stamm, and the multi-artists event, “Songs Don't Kill People.”
Bones Jugs announce hiatus
In a long post on their Facebook page, Bones Jugs announced they will be going on hiatus for the foreseeable future. As they say in their message to fans, this will be the first time …
Local gun-reform activists announce event: Songs Don’t Kill People
Mike Ingram and Elizabeth Hess are announcing their upcoming event, Songs Don’t Kill People: A Night in Defiance of Gun Violence. On Saturday, January 18th, a host of local musicians will join Ingram and Hess in …
Cole Bridges & The Overpass drops new single, announces tour dates
Local artist Cole Bridges — formerly of The Fights — has released his first single since 2016. “Right Where You Are,” recorded with the new band, The Overpass, was recorded in Urbana at Shangri-Nah Studio. Right Where …
The Overture: January 6-12
We're all still recovering from our Holiday Hangovers, but that doesn't mean the music scene is waiting for us. This weekend is especially full of shows.
The Overture: December 16-22
The Overture, where we compile this week's musical offerings. Highlights include: Grand Ambassador, The Bashful Youngens and South City Revival, and The Rose Bowl's mini-bluegrass fest, Vol. III.