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The Overture: May 28-June 2

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.

Have a show you think we should know about? Email us at [email protected] with the details.

TUESDAY, May 28th

Tania Coambs Trio

The Iron Post // cover // 7 p.m.

Looming, Macseal, I’m Glad It’s You, Dearie, and Marble Teeth

Exile on Main // $7 // 7:30 p.m.


Relevator, House with a Yard, and Anika Emily

Exile on Main // free // 5:30 p.m.

The Convalescence

 nightshop in Bloomington // $10 in advance/ $12 day of show // 6 p.m.

Them Coulee Boys

The Iron Post // cover // 7 p.m.

Jazz Jam

The Iron Post // cover // 10 p.m.

THURSDAY, May 30th

Jazz Friends Quintet

Krannert Center for the Performing Arts // free // 5 p.m.

Hobnob String Band

Rose Bowl Tavern // free // 5 p.m.

Chris Hartley and Larry Gray

Iron Post  // cover // 6 p.m.

Iron Chic, Spanish Love Songs, All Eyes West & more

nightshop in Bloomington // $10 advance/ $15 day of show // 7:30 p.m. 

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Photo from Facebook event page

Fahrenheit & Celsius

Blackbird // $5 //9 p.m.

Fahrenheit & Celsius is a DJ duo spinning at Blackbird tonight. Their Facebook event page gives us this info about what you can expect from this show:

“MisChief aka Misch Bocska took a DJ and production course, she began playing in the clubs in her home country not long after.

fiDlin aka Tim Anderson uses ableton live for his performances, striving to make the effects and music manipulation as much of a customized experience as possible. Focusing on live edits and effects, he lacked the overall connection of the mix that Misch had, and with their overlapping interest in the eastern sound, they bring a new

sound to the dance floor, Egyptian twerk.”

Farenheit & Celsius will be joined by 94 Cove, The Wet Brothers, and Wildfoxx.

FRIDAY, May 31

Chip Stephens Organ Trio

The Iron Post // cover // 5 p.m.

New Orleans Jazz Machine

Blackbird // free // 5 p.m.

New Twang City

Rose Bowl Tavern // free // 8 p.m.

New Souls, Smoke In Space & Karena Tse

Seven Saints // $3 // 8 p.m.

Joe Asselin

The Iron Post // cover // 9 p.m.

SATURDAY, June 1st

Almost A Quintet

The Iron Post // cover // 6 p.m.

Craig Gerdes

► Rose Bowl Tavern // cover // 8 p.m.

King Jeremy

► Pour Bros Artist Alley // free // 8:30 p.m.

New Souls

Blackbird // free // 9 p.m.

Kilborn Alley

The Iron Post // cover // 9 p.m.

SUNDAY, June 2nd

Druids, Lark’s Tongue, Karat’s Gold, and The Great Division

nightshop in Bloomington // $6 advance/ $8 at the door // 7:30 p.m.

Josh Gracin

The Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts // $25 // 7:30 p.m.

*Cover photo from New Soul’s Facebook page, no photographer credit listed

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