WHAT: Whitney Ashe

WHERE: The Iron Post (cover)

WHEN: Monday, February 19th at 7 p.m.

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WHAT: Church Street Ramblers

WHERE: The Iron Post (cover)

WHEN: Tuesday, February 20th at 6 p.m.

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WHAT: Ali Holder, Cole Bridges

WHERE: The Iron Post ($5)

WHEN: Tuesday, February 20th at 8 p.m.

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WHAT: Cii La’Cole, Ausar, MC Rota, Gatson, Dave & Josh

WHERE: The Canopy Club ($5)

WHEN: Tuesday, February 22nd at 9 p.m.

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WHAT: Chip McNeill Quintet

WHERE: The Iron Post (cover)

WHEN: Wednesday, February 21st at 6 p.m.

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WHAT: Diane Patterson, Charlie Ford, Kenna Mae

WHERE: Urbana Champaign Independent Media Center (free, donations suggested)

WHEN: Wednesday, February 21st at 7:30 p.m.

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WHAT: Reggie Chapman

WHERE: The Iron Post

WHEN: Wednesday, February 21st at 8 p.m.

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WHAT: Dave N Lisa

WHERE: Blackbird (free)

WHEN: Thursday, February 22nd at 9:30 p.m.

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WHAT: CJ Run, Sharon Li, Teddy Lerch, N. M. Garcia, Keegan Gulick, Olivia Tasch

WHERE: Krannert Art Museum (free)

WHEN: Friday, February 23rd at 7 p.m.

Krannert Art Museum's Remastered series invites local musicans to "choose an artwork on display at KAM and create a song in response to it" — so that's what's happpening on Friday. Very cool. The performances will happen one after another in the galleries — and you can see the artists above who are performing.

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WHAT: Drew Baldridge

WHERE: The City Center ($10)

WHEN: Friday, February 23rd at 8 p.m.

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WHAT: Banditos

WHERE: Loose Cobra (free)

WHEN: Friday, February 23rd at 9 p.m.

Banditos is performing a free show at the Loose Cobra in Tolono on Friday night, they are a pretty wild Bloodshot Records band that has been through C-U a time or two before.

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WHAT: C-U Folk & Roots Fest Winter Weekend

WHERE: The Iron Post ($5-20)

WHEN: Friday, February 23rd and Saturday, February 24th

The C-U Folk & Roots Fest doesn't take place til the end of the year, but this weekend, they are throwing down a mini-version of their festival in Downtown Urbana at the Iron Post. 

On Friday, Joe Filisko and Eric Noden will be joined by Sharp Dirt, and Backyard BBQ Band playing a happy hour set. Saturday is headlined by Kilborn Alley Blues Band (above), Hobnob String Band, and others. Do check this one out.

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WHAT: Dalton Halls Band

WHERE: Memphis on Main (cover unknown)

WHEN: Friday, February 23rd at 9 p.m.

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WHAT: Ghoul Jr., Nick Ailes, Rev. Leah Robberts-Mosser

WHERE: Exile on Main Street

WHEN: Saturday, February 24th at 1 p.m.

Here's a benefit show worth paying attention to this weekend at Exile on Main Street, featuring live music and readings. Check out the Jubilee Cafe if you're unfamiliar, they do great work, and this ultimately benefits their organization.

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WHAT: No Love Lost

WHERE: Urbana Champaign Independent Media Center ($5)

WHEN: Saturday, February 24th at 6:30 p.m.

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WHAT: Downswing, Kaonashi, Upon a Broken Throne, Errabyss

WHERE: nightshop in Bloomington ($10)

WHEN: Saturday, February 24th at 6 p.m.

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WHAT: Shazu, RASH, netochka, excathedra

WHERE: Casa de Sasha ($5-7/pay what you can)

WHEN: Saturday, February 24th at 8:30 p.m.

Here's a house show worth checking out — Shazu is the side project of Teddy Lerch, you might know him from ZXO.

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WHAT: Melvin Knight & The Amber Sky

WHERE: Blackbird

WHEN: Saturday, February 24th at 9 p.m.

One of the most promising voices in all of the local scene, Crofton Coleman, aka Melvin Knight, will be performing at Blackbird on Saturday night.

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WHAT: DJ Shane Canfield

WHERE: Cowboy Monkey (free)

WHEN: Saturday, February 24th at 9 p.m.

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WHAT: Katie Flynn

WHERE: Fiesta Cafe (free)

WHEN: Saturday, February 24th at 9 p.m.

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WHAT: Unfamiliar Vibez

WHERE: Memphis on Main

WHEN: Saturday, February 24th at 9 p.m.

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WHAT: Big Gigantic, Shallou

WHERE: The Canopy Club ($32.50)

WHEN: Sunday, February 25th at 9 p.m.

Big Gigantic returns to the Canopy Club, a spot they hit every other year or so — they are a electronic / jam outfit that has gotten pretty huge over the past handful of years.