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Grampall Jookabox at The Canopy Club Tonight

Recently, Champaign-Urbana has been lucky to be on the receiving end of the influx of talent being developed 120 miles east of C-U in Indianapolis. The “biggest small town in the world” has developed some of the more interesting artists in the Midwest as of late, and one of those without question is the one man avant po-dunk player, David Adamson, better known as Grampall Jookabox.

The songs on his Myspace page play like ghost stories: frightening tones and odd sounds give way to a sense of relief when you pull back and remind yourself that it is really just one person having fun and playing tricks. It’s some of the most innovative music we’ve heard all year. “The Girl Ain’t Preggers” is decidedly catchy, and pokes fun at the current national obsession of tracking the pregnancy of starlets while interjecting his own feelings about having a child himself.

Joining him on the bill will be Muncie-turned-Indy stalwarts Everthus the Deadbeats, local psych-kelele band The Duke of Uke and current “It” band, Elsinore, who have recently been at a fork in the road between playing with cool Americana bands and playing with aging frat rock bands.

It’s an early show with doors opening at 6 p.m. and the show beginning at 6:30 p.m. Cover is $5 at the door.

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