Smile Politely

The Overture: Feb. 29-Mar. 6

What: Anchiskhati Choir

Where: School of Music Building Auditorium,  1114 West Nevada Street, Urbana, free

When: Monday, February 29th at 7:30 p.m.

Come out on Monday night for a chance to see the world’s leading exponent of Georgian polyphonic choral music, the Anchiskhati Choir.


What: Summer Camp Wednesdays featuring Soap

Where: The Canopy Club ($3)

When: Wednesday, March 2nd at 9 p.m.

Summer Camp Wednesdays returns to The Canopy Club with music from Soap, a funk-rock group based out of Minneapolis.


What: Gramatik

Where: The Canopy Club *Sold Out*

When: Thursday, March 3rd at 8 p.m.

Gramatik, the electronic artist who hails from Slovenia, has been at the head of the EDM scene for years. He will be performing his newest album Epigram in its entirety for the sold out crowd at The Canopy Club this Thursday.





What: The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band

Where: The Accord ($12)

When: Thursday, March 3rd at 8:30

If EDM isn’t your thing then you are in luck because there is another great show on Thursday night over at The Accord. The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band are a high-energy country/blues influenced group from Indiana, get a taste for their music here. They will be joined by locals Hot Hand Luke & The Sound, and Andy Mo.


What: Eric Lambert & Dan Andree

Where: The Iron Post ($7)

When: Friday, March 4th at 8 p.m.

Get away from campus on Friday and come out to Downtown Urbana and hear some feel-good Americana music from Eric Lambert and Dan Andree, with special guest Samuel Payne.



What: Motes

Where: Mike N Molly’s ($7)

When: Saturday, March 5th at 8:30 p.m.

Local favorites Motes headline this show at Mike N Molly’s on Saturday night. They are joined by a couple of groups from Michigan – dream-pop group Dear Tracks, punk band Charles Rogers, as well as Krelboyne.


What: Chase Bryant

Where: The City Center ($15-25)

When: Saturday, March 5th at 7 p.m.

Chase Bryant’s grandfather played with Roy Orbison, which is neat. Here is a sampling of what Chase Bryant has to offer – “Take it On Back”.



What: Bluegrass Hootenanny!

Where: Homer Opera House ($5-8)

When: Saturday, March 5th at 6 p.m.

All-ages are welcome at this bluegrass hootennany at the revitalized Homer Opera House. It will be a great night of old-fashioned music, dance, and jamming with regional bluegrass bands like Hot Iron String Band and Ed Clem & The Grass Roots Revival.








What: Copper Blue, Vivian K, Knife Hits, and Wounded Knee

Where: Institute 4 Creativity ($5)

When: Sunday, March 6th at 7 p.m.

Really solid punk show lined up for Sunday night over at the I4C in Downtown Champaign. Locals Copper Blue are joined by touring bands Vivian K from Chicago, Knife Hits from Philadelphia, and Wounded Knee from Indianapolis.

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