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Five things in music: October 2023

October is shaping up to be a monumental month for music lovers in Champaign-Urbana. With events ranging from the soulful melodies of the Folk and Roots Festival to the grassroots vibe of Hogchute Harvest, and …

The Overture: October 2-8

The Overture is a rundown of live music and performances happening in and around Champaign-Urbana each week. All of the information is as accurate as we can publish; however, all shows and performances are subject …

The Overture: September 25 – October 1

The Overture is a rundown of live music and performances happening in and around Champaign-Urbana each week. All of the information is as accurate as we can publish; however, all shows and performances are subject …

From classroom to Canopy Club with Josh Spinner

Currently a student at the University of Illinois, Josh Spinner is originally from Glencoe in the northern suburbs of Chicago. Relatively new to the music scene, Spinner and his bandmates are constantly learning about the …

The tuba of Theon Cross will make you dance

This article has been edited for length and clarity. Theon Cross is coming to Urbana for PYGMALION, and his unique blend of jazz, funk, and Afro-Caribbean music is infectiously groovy. A London native and up-and-coming …

The Overture: September 18-24

The Overture is a rundown of live music and performances happening in and around Champaign-Urbana each week. All of the information is as accurate as we can publish; however, all shows and performances are subject …

The Overture: September 11-17

Monday, September 11th Zouki Boom with Marie Gelinas and Ed Hayes ► Rose Bowl Tavern // tips in bucket // 5:30 p.m. Enjoy the happy hour with an injection of Canadian flavor as Ed Hayes …

The Overture: September 5-10

The Overture is a rundown of live music and performances happening in and around Champaign-Urbana each week. All of the information is as accurate as we can publish; however, all shows and performances are subject …

The Overture: August 28 – September 3

The Overture is a rundown of live music and performances happening in and around Champaign-Urbana each week. All of the information is as accurate as we can publish; however, all shows and performances are subject …

The Overture August 21-27

The Overture is a rundown of live music and performances happening in and around Champaign-Urbana each week. All of the information is as accurate as we can publish; however, all shows and performances are subject …

The Overture August 14-20

The Overture is a rundown of live music and performances happening in and around Champaign-Urbana each week. All of the information is as accurate as we can publish; however, all shows and performances are subject …

The Overture: August 7-13

The Overture is a rundown of live music and performances happening in and around Champaign-Urbana each week. All of the information is as accurate as we can publish; however, all shows and performances are subject …

The Overture: July 31 – August 6

Monday, July 31st James Mauck’s Forebeat ► Rosebowl Tavern // Tips in bucket // 5:30 p.m. Experience an extraordinary performance by Forebeat, a one-man band where “Beats collide in an accelerator, frozen together within the …

Primitive Lights: Retro and modern-day cosmic

Primitive Lights’ latest album reawakens the magic of Led Zeppelin III with a country-cosmic twist, in the confines of a desolate old church. A Google photo search of the Fairfield Church in Newman, Illinois, reveals …