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The Overture: July 13-19

WHAT: Darleen, Brother/Ghost, Earthholder

WHERE: Error Records ($5)

WHEN: Tuesday, July 14th, doors at 7 p.m., show at 8 p.m.

Texas slowcore and local emo ft. members of That’s No Moon.


WHAT: Solo Showcase featuring Kamila Glowacki, Kyle Lang, Matthew Schweineke and more

WHERE: Mike N Molly’s ($5)

WHEN: Thursday, July 16th, 7 p.m.

See some local musicians you might’ve heard playing in bands like Easter and Nectar play stripped down sets.


WHAT: Dither The DIY Sound / Walls of Sound screening

WHERE: Institute 4 Creativity ($3)

WHEN: Thursday, July 16th, 8 p.m.

Learn about what DIY means in music and Eugene, Oregon record store House of Records at this double feature.


WHAT: Karaoke Underground (punk/indie karaoke)

WHERE: Mike N Molly’s ($5)

WHEN: Thursday, July 16th, 10 p.m.

There will be over 900 punk and indie songs to sing instead of the usual lame karaoke songs normies love to sing.



WHAT: Kilborn Alley Blues Band with special guests Corey Dennison and Gerry Hundt, James Jones Trio

WHERE: Research Park (free)

WHEN: Friday, July 17th, 6:30 p.m.

Another Free concert in the Outside at Research Park summer concert seiries. This one is a blues night. Local food vendors will also be present.


WHAT: Mark Chesnutt

WHERE: Fat City Bar ($20 advance, $25 door)

WHEN: Friday, July 17th, 7 p.m.

Country star Mark Chesnutt plays the venue at Fat City.


WHAT: New Heart, Atrocities, Meth Dealer, Flooded

WHERE: Error Records ($6)

WHEN: Friday, July 17th, doors at 6:30 p.m., show at 8 p.m.

Hardcore fans looking to slam this week should look no further than this show. Out of town bands from Indiana and North Dakota join two locals.


WHAT: Sun Stereo Record Release Party

WHERE: Mike N Molly’s ($7)

WHEN: Friday, July 17th, doors at 8 p.m.

Sun Stereo is doing it big for their record release with fire spinning, glass blowing and a charity raffle. See the Facebook event for details.


WHAT: Neoga Blacksmith, Maness Brothers, Joshua Powell, Lonely Trailer

WHERE: Cowboy Monkey ($7)

WHEN: Friday, July 17th, 9 p.m.

Dig some country music at Cowboy. Listen to this awesome record too.


Mike N Molly’s ($12 advance, $15 doors) — Saturday, July 18th, doors at 3 p.m., show at 4 p.m.

Abnormous, Chicago Farmer, The Fights, Grandkids, Jaik Willis, Kenna Mae, Klevah and Samuel Payne join Bones Jugs N Harmony for a day-long festival with a variety of genres of local music. Hang out and share some love for the C-U scene.


WHAT: Urbanalove Summer Movie Night

WHERE: Downtown Urbana (free)

WHEN: Saturday, July 18th, 8:15 p.m.

Area pop punk band Lucid will play prior to a screening of Miyazaki favorite Spirited Away.


WHAT: Daemonweed, Airacobra, Gonzo Diablo

WHERE: Cowboy Monkey ($5)

WHEN: Saturday, July 18th, 9 p.m.

See what mischief Daemonweed is up to at their Cowboy Monkey gig.


WHAT: Rust Belt with Marten Stromberg

WHERE: The Iron Post

WHEN: Sunday, July 19th, 7 p.m.

I’m not certain what kind of music Rust Belt and Marten Stromberg are going to play, but they’re playing.


WHAT: Yves, Lucid, Statures, Dan Webster

WHERE: Error Records ($5)

WHEN: Sunday, July 19th, doors at 7 p.m., show at 8 p.m.

Emo from out of town and a solo set from Dan Webster of Finer Feelings.

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