WHAT: Roy Zimmerman
WHERE: The IMC ($15)
WHEN: Tuesday, September 22nd, 7:30 p.m.
“Funny songs about ignorance, war and greed.” Enjoy this picture of ZImmerman accusing himself of the crime of “satire.”
EDITOR’S PICK: THE PYGMALION FESTIVAL
Various locations around C-U (prices vary)—Wednesday, September 23rd-Sunday September 27th
The biggest music (and lit and tech and Made Fest) event in C-U is this week! Starting on Wednesday with a free show at Krannert Art Museum and carrying on into Sunday with headliners like Run The Jewels and Ride. Check out the full schedule here.
WHAT: Trauma Harness, Kowabunga! Kid, Gush, Copper Blue
WHERE: Dingbat Dungeon ($5)
WHEN: Wednesday, September 23rd, 8 p.m.
Spooky, scary St. Louis deathrockers Trauma Harness recently put out a full-length LP on Kowabunga! Kid singer-guitarist Aaron Shults’ label Rat King Records.
WHAT: Wildwood, Jennifer Hall, Mayhew the Traitor
WHERE: Mike N Molly’s ($7)
WHEN: Thursday, September 24th, doors at 8 p.m.
Checkout contemporary bluegrass band Wildwood at MNMs with Chicago’s Jennifer Hall and Mayhew The Traitor.
WHAT: EGi., Flaccid, James Jones Trio
WHERE: Canopy Club ($7)
WHEN: Thursday, September 24th, doors at 8 p.m., show at 9 p.m.
EGi plays “infectiously danceable experimental funk” and stands for Ethereal Groove Inc.
WHAT: Culture Shock Danville
WHERE: Downtown Danville (free)
WHEN: Friday, September 25th-Sunday, September 27th
A weekend-long music festival just down the road in Danville? It’s no Pygmalion, but it is free! Davina and the Vagabonds, Upshot, James Jones Trio and way more.
WHAT: Tell Mama, West of Staley
WHERE: Cowboy Monkey ($5)
WHEN: Friday, September 25, 8:45 p.m.
While Pygmalion rages in Urbana for the day, Cowboy Monkey still has music for Champaignans.
WHAT: The Nth Power, Family Groove Company, Brainchild
WHERE: Canopy Club ($10 advance, $15 door)
WHEN: Saturday, September 26th, doors at 8 p.m., show at 9 p.m.
The Nth Power list their genre on Facebook as “Love,” so I’d bet their show will be anything but a bummer.
WHAT: Killer of Giants
WHERE: Fat City Bar and Grill
WHEN: Saturday, September 26th, 9:30 p.m.
A tribute to Ozzy Ozbourne. ‘Nuff said.
WHAT: Anna and Elizabeth
WHERE: Pizza M ($15, $10 student, free for 16 and under)
WHEN: Sunday, September 27th,
C-U Folk and Roots presents two musical storytellers.