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The Overture: August 22-28

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 to change at any time. Thank you for understanding.

Did we miss something this week? Have a show coming up you think we should know about? Email us at [email protected] with the details.

MONDAY, August 22nd

Monstrosity Complex, Glossolalia Trio

Rose Bowl Tavern // free // 5:30 p.m.

A night of weird and experimental sounds awaits you at Rose Bowl, with Briar Schlenker’s new group Monstrosity Complex. 

Urbanna Hootenanny

Rose Bowl Tavern // free // 8 p.m.

Every Monday at the Rose Bowl, come hang out with some great musicians. A sort of open mic meets song share, you can expect a variety of music and performers.

TUESDAY, August 23rd

Kayla Brown’s TeKayla Tunesday

Rose Bowl Tavern // free // 5 p.m.

Kayla Brown brings some orginal tunes this Tuesday, so come hangout and enjoy some drinks and great music.

Image from David Howie’s Facebook page. 

David Howie

Rose Bowl Tavern // free // 7:30 p.m.

David Howie brings his acoustic pop to the Rose Bowl, performing all originals tonight. 

WEDNESDAY, August 24th

Vine Street Syncopators

Rose Bowl Tavern // free // 5 p.m.

Jazz at Rose Bowl on Wednesdy with the Vine Street Syncopators. Known for playing New Orleans style jazz and swing, this band will get you dancing. 

THURSDAY, August 25th

Image from Canopy Club’s Facebook page. 

Eva Under Fire

Canopy Club // $15 adv, $20 day of // 8 p.m.

Up and coming rock band Eva Under Fire is performing at Canopy Club, known for their high energy and inspirational songs.

Mutt, Yap Trap, Snack’d Out, The Auctions

Loose Cobra // free // 8 p.m.

California garage/punk rockers hit Loose Cobra, alongside three great C-U rock bands.

Goth Night

Rose Bowl Tavern // free // 9 p.m.

Goths unite for a night of synthpop, darkwave, industrial, noise, and more at Rose Bowl. Wear all black, obviously.

FRIDAY, August 26th

Chip Stephens Organ Trio

► Rose Bowl Tavern // free // 5 p.m.

Organ, guitar, and drums come together to form this jazz trio, bringing some great tunes.

Image from The Sapsucker’s Facebook page. 

The Sapsuckers, The Goldenrods

► Rose Bowl Tavern // $10 suggested cover // 8 p.m.

The Sapsuckers bring heartache, humor, and honkytonk while The Goldenrods bring midwest  country and some danceable tunes. 

SATURDAY, August 27th

Rev. Robert and The Rhumba Bums

Rose Bowl Tavern // free // 3 p.m.

Bringing a vast array of musical styles and influences, blues guitarist Reverand Robert brings rhythm and a great acoustic sound to the Rose Bowl. 

Image from The Boat Drunk’s Facebook page.

The Boat Drunks

Rose Bowl Tavern // $15 adv, $20 day of // 7 p.m.

Tropic-rock band The Boat Drunks are hitting the Rose Bowl on Saturday night, so expect some originals from across their five albums, as well as some cover tunes as well. 

Jason Elmore & Hoodoo Witch

Pipas Pub // free // 7 p.m.

Some tasty licks and sweet tunes coming from this blues band all the way from Dallas. 

Taylor Steele & The Love Preachers

Pour Bros // free // 8:30 p.m.

This Effingham-based americana and soul group is playing Pour Bros patio on Saturday night. 

Mutt, Sweetmelk

Brass Rail // free // 9 p.m.

California garage/punk rockers Mutt are stopping by Brass Rail, with some support from Sweetmelk. 

SUNDAY, August 28th

Almost A

Rose Bowl Tavern // free // 2 p.m.

Almost A plays jazz, folk, gypsy, gypsy jazz, tango and klezmer music, coming together to create a really wonderful sound. 

Terminus Victor, Vaudevileins, Drab, Sisser

Rose Bowl Tavern // free // 5 p.m.

Four killer rock bands for you, a great way to close out the weekend and start off a new week on an exciting note. 

Top image from Canopy Club’s Facebook page.

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