MONDAY, April 16th
► The Iron Post // $3 // 7 p.m.
TUESDAY, April 17th
► The Iron Post // $3 // 7 p.m.
► nightshop in Bloomington // $5 // 7:30 p.m.
WEDNESDAY, April 18th
► The Iron Post // $5 // 6 p.m.
► The Castle Theatre in Bloomington // $23 advance/$25 door // 7:30 p.m.
► The Iron Post // $2-$3 // 8 p.m.
► Blackbird // free // 8 p.m.
► The Canopy Club // $22 advance/$25 door // 9 p.m.
THURSDAY, April 19th
► Krannert Center for the Performing Arts' Stage 5 // free // 5 p.m.
► Krannert Center for the Performing Arts' Foellinger Great Hall // $10-$38 // 7:30 p.m.
► The Castle Theatre in Bloomington // $16 advance/$18 door // 8 p.m.
Chicago's skuzz rock outfit Twin Peaks are back through the region this week, this time performing over in Bloomington after hitting Champaign a handful of times before that (most recently at the Accord in 2016). They're joined by Nectar, which just celebrated thier album release show at the Iron Post last week with Flasher.
► City Center // $28-$40 // 8 p.m.
► Blackbird // free // 9 p.m.
Blackbird continues their free music Thursdays, this time with the truest Urbana folk, Bones Jugs. They're releasing their new EP, Rag Day 2, and they have a new line up, incorporating new instrumentation. If you're looking for a new-ish version of Bones Jugs, hit this one on Thursday.
► The Canopy Club // $25 advance (SOLD OUT) // 9 p.m.
FRIDAY, April 20th
Blackbird // free // 5 p.m.
► nightshop in Bloomington // cover unknown // 8 p.m.
Patriot Patrol, Slick Lisp
► The Iron Post // $5 // 9 p.m.
► Memphis on Main // cover unknown // 9 p.m.
► Cowboy Monkey // free // 10 p.m.
SATURDAY, April 21st
► Exile on Main Street // free // 7 a.m.-10 p.m.
Record Store Day 2018 is on Saturday, and Exile has two stages of live music planned this year —Bashful Youngens, Melvin Knight and the Amber Sky, V.V. Lightboyd, Ryan Groff, and many more will perform throughout the day in Downtown Champaign. As of last Friday, Exile had reached their goal for their GoFundMe campaign, which means good things for RSD goers this year.
nightshop in Bloomington // cover unknown // 8 p.m.
► Mporium // donation // 8:30 p.m.
V.V. Lightbody is Vivian McConnell's solo project, and she's going to be releasing her brand new record Bathing Peach soon enough. While she's down in Champaign-Urbana, she's performing at this awesome space with Ryan Groff (of Elsinore) and Minor Moon. Check her out here, or at Exile for RSD, if you're into it.
► The Iron Post // cover // 9 p.m.
Kilborn Alley Blues Band is celebrating their 18th anniversary on Saturday night at the Iron Post. They have been slugging it out for a while now, and it isn't surprising to see this one land at the Post on Saturday.
► Blackbird // $7 // 9 p.m.
► Cowboy Monkey // $5 // 10 p.m.
SUNDAY, April 22nd
► Krannert Center for the Performing Arts' Foellinger Great Hall // $10-$53 // 7:30 p.m
Pressure Fit, Melvin Knight and the Amber Sky
► The Iron Post // cover // 7 p.m.
Reginald Chapman's Pressure Fit was an outfit I highlighted recently, and they are performing on Sunday with the very talented Melvin Knight. Knight and the Amber Sky just released a new music video as well, so check that one out, and head here for a nice Sunday show.
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.
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