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The Overture: June 5–11

WHAT: Sonny Stubble, Megan Johns, Soul Feud

WHERE: Mike ‘N Molly’s ($5)

WHEN: Thursday, June 7th 8 p.m.

Sonny Stubble kicks off June with the first of a few dates around the Midwest. They’ll play in Green Bay, WI and Kankakee later in the month, but they’ll start June out with other locals Megan Johns and Soul Feud.


WHAT: Apocalypse Theater, Illusions Fate, Mercury Mad

WHERE: Canopy Club ($5)

WHEN: Thursday, June 7th at 8 p.m.

This is a group of acts coming through town as a part of the Revolution Circus Tour. This looks like it will be some event, an event that’s been expecting you, apparently, which is a bit creepy. But nonetheless, there appears to be some music beneath all of this caravan of sideshows, go-go dancers, and visual entertainment. These are just a few of the acts that should be performing as a part of this tour, which blends several different genres into one bill. Looks like circus is the best way to put it.


Mike ‘N Molly’s ($5) — Friday, June 8th at 9:45 p.m.

Kill Rock Stars calls Owen Holmes their own, but where does he really call home? Well, many of his tracks are about Jacksonville, Florida, his actual home, but KRS is based in Portland. A home away from home is a familiar term, but nevertheless, he and his music belongs in many places. The act of belonging is something the C-U music scene can surely understand. An act that’s most favored song is “This Town Doesn’t Have Enough Bars For Both Of Us” might fit well in this town at least. 

Holmes aka Gospel Music made its most recent record, How To Get To Heaven From Jacksonville, FL, with Stephin Merritt’s (The Magnetic Fields) sidekick engineer in Jacksonville last year and released in late October, so he’s been playing shows in support of that. Megan Johns is busy this week with two shows of her own, and Pamala Machala joins as the opener.

WHAT: It Lies Within, By Any Means

WHERE: Canopy Club ($7)

WHEN: Saturday, June 9th at 9 p.m.

“Epic-core” dudes It Lies Within make a stop on their pretty extensive North American tour. There’s expected to be another act added to this bill, so if two bands wasn’t enough metal for you, maybe the next addition will be the icing on the cake.


WHAT: Hathaways, Sun Stereo 

WHERE: Mike ‘N Molly’s ($5)

WHEN: Saturday, June 9th at 10 p.m.

Sun Stereo is on the heels of releasing their newest album, as well as appearing at Summercamp last week. Rogue Satellite was released towards the tail end of May, so that’s worth checking out if you’re going to be heading over to this show Saturday night. Hathaways will be closing this one out, having played last at Union Fest back in late April.

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