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 music@smilepolitely.com with the details.

MONDAY, April 8th

Edna, Karat’s Gold and various

nightshop in Bloomington // $3 // 9 p.m.

 

TUESDAY, April 9th

Condition Blue w/ Ray Sasaki

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

Dee Dee Bridgewater and the Memphis Soulphony

Colwell Playhouse // $40 public/ $35 sc/ $15 stu/ $10 youth // 7:30 p.m. (waiting list)

WEDNESDAY, April 10th

Denny Elis, Christopher Corkey, Gregg House w/ Adam Rice, Live Through Wednesday

Rose Bowl Tavern // free // 6 p.m.

Mank & Sass

Clark Bar // free // 6 p.m.

Hickey Gray Spencer Trio

The Iron Post // cover // 6:30 p.m.

Remo Drive

nightshop in Bloomington // $16 advance/ $20 day of show // 7 p.m

Rempis Lopez Packard

The IMC // free // 8:30 p.m

Jazz Jam

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

THURSDAY, April 11th

Bob Watson, Matt Stewart, and Tom Brewer

Clark Bar // free // 6 p.m.

Hot Sauce Universe

Neil St Blues // cover  // 6 p.m.

U of I Latin Jazz Ensemble

Iron Post  // cover // 7 p.m.

Something Funky

25 O’Clock // free // 7 p.m.

 BloNo Pop & Hip Hop Artist Showcase, various artists

nightshop in Bloomington // $8 // 7:30 p.m

Glenn Miller Orchestra

Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts // $35/ $30/ $25 // 7:30 p.m.

 Ben Miller Band

Blackbird // $7 // 9 p.m.

FRIDAY, April 12th

Reginald Lewis Quartet

Blackbird // free // 5 p.m.

Erik Lund's Jazz Friends

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

Andy Mo

25 O’Clock Brewery // free // 6 p.m

No Secret Band

Clark Bar // free // 6:30 p.m.

Nectar vinyl

Nectar, The Dry Look, Brave Hands, Metaphysics

Exile on Main // $5-$7 // 7 p.m.

This is the vinyl release party for Nectar's album Knocking at the Door. The band has a poppy-punk sound, complete with lyrics that illusrtrate the angst and woe of being a human, set against upbeat rhythms and bouncy guitar riffs.You can listen to the album (released April 20, 2018) before the show here.

 

 Tiny Moving Parts

The Castle Theatre in Bloomington // $17 advance/ $20 day of show // 7 p.m.

KINGSHIT (IA), Gonzo Diablo, Arboris//Indulge, and Devour

The IMC // $5-$10 // 7:30 p.m.

Odonis Odonis, Public Memory, Thoughts Detecting Machines

nightshop in Bloomington // $6 advance, $8 day of show // 8 p.m

Emily McKoun

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

The Monolithic + Aquila at Blackbird

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

SATURDAY, April 13th

Record Store Day '19, various artists

Exile on Main // free // 7 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Streets of Africa

The Canopy Club // $5 public/ U of I students free // 2 p.m

Crystal Rebone

The Iron Post // cover // 6 p.m.

Krannert Krannert Center 50th Anniversary Gala, various artists

Krannert Center for the Performing Arts // most events free // 6 p.m.

The Krannert Center opened in April of 1969, making this the 50th anniversary of the center's impact on the local community. In celebration, there will be celebratory events over the weekend, not least of all performances by several talented musical artists. Most events are free to attend, but advance registration is requested; you can sign up here. Photo from Facebook

Spring Soiree w/ NIL8, Daikaiju, Fragile Porcelain Mice & 5 more

nightshop in Bloomington // $10 advance/ $15 day of show // 6 p.m

The Double Dots

Clark Bar // free // 6:30 p.m.

Lee England Jr.

The Castle Theatre in Bloomington // $20 standing room/ $30 seated // 8 p.m.

The Dead Tongues, Relevator, Nathan Kalish and the Last Callers

Rose Bowl Tavern // $10 // 8 p.m.

Todd Reese

25 O’Clock Brewery // free // 9 p.m.


DJ Funky Phil

Blackbird // free  // 9 p.m.

Flora

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

Afro Vybez

The Canopy Club // $10-$15 // 10 p.m

SUNDAY, April 14th

Wilson Poffenberger

Foellinger Great Hall // $55 public / $50 senior citizens / $10 students/youth // 3 p.m.

Warm Darn, Today's Children, and D'astice Trio

► The Sip Yard // $5 // 5 p.m.

Chip Stephens and Joey Glassman

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