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.

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MONDAY, November 5th

Jose Gobbo

► The Iron Post // cover // 7 p.m.

TUESDAY, November 6th

Traditional Jazz Orchestra

► The Iron Post // cover // 5 p.m.

Kayla Brown

► Monarch Brewing Company // free // 6 p.m.

WEDNESDAY, November 7th

Masha Alexis, Tori Leppert, Anika Nims

► Exile on Main Street // free // 6 p.m.

SSG Trio

► The Iron Post // cover // 6 p.m.

Lonely Trailer, Crumpler, The Falbonauts

► nightshop in Bloomington // free // 7 p.m.

The Data Waves, RIOUX, Mitio, Mark Smart, Rudolf

The Canopy Club // free // 8 p.m.

THURSDAY, November 8th

Lauren Turk

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

The Merry Travelers

► Flying Machine Avionics // free, donations accepted // 6 p.m.

Rosanne Cash, John Leventhal

► The Virginia Theatre // $40-$70 // 7:30 p.m.

Grammy Award winner and country singer Rosanne Cash highlights the mid week shows in Champaign-Urbana this week. Her resume extends much further than a column like this one can support, so a simple Google search will provide detail in that arena. She's on tour with her husband (and collaborator) John Leventhal.

The Black Watch, We The Animals

► nightshop in Bloomington // $5-$7 // 7:30 p.m.

Inktrail, Disorganizer

► nightshop in Bloomington // $10 donation // 8 p.m.

Chris Lake, Monstreau, Strick Lee

► The Canopy Club // $20 advance/$25 door // 9 p.m.

Joe Asselin

► Blackbird // free // 9:30 p.m.

FRIDAY, November 9th

Chip McNeil Sax Pack

► Blackbird // free // 5 p.m.

Adventures With Vultures, Old Fox Road, Prevalence, Evie

► Exile on Main Street // free // 6 p.m.

Lee Ann Womack

► The Castle Theatre in Bloomington // $20-$50 // 8 p.m.

Deafheaven, DIIV, Chastity

► The Canopy Club // $20 advance/$25 door // 9 p.m.

An excellent co-headlining bill heads to Canopy Club on Friday night. Post rock/black metal outfit Deafheaven released their new record Ordinary Corrupt Human Love earlier this year, and head back to town for the first time since performing at PYGMALION in 2014, playing direct support for American Football that year. DIIV's dream pop is a welcomed balance to this one, they've been fairly quiet since their record Is This Is Are came out a few years ago. Deafheaven are a magical band to see live, so this is highly recommended this week.

Top article photo by Geert Braekers

The Matchsellers, Hot Iron String Band

► The Iron Post // cover // 9 p.m.

Airacobra, Daemonweed, Edna

► Cowboy Monkey // $7 // 9:30 p.m.

New Souls

► Blackbird // free // 9:30 p.m.

SATURDAY, November 10th

Jim Pryor Trio

► The Iron Post // cover // 6 p.m.

The Wonder Years, Have Mercy, Oso Oso, Shortly

► The Castle Theatre in Bloomington // $23 advance/$25 door // 6:30 p.m.

Punk outfit The Wonder Years headline this very cool bill over in Bloomington at the Castle Theatre this weekend. They released their new record Sister Cities earlier this year, and have performed on big stages and festivals all over the country.

Sara Quah Band, Oceana

► nightshop in Bloomington // $8 // 6:30 p.m.

REO Speedwagon

► The Virginia Theatre // $60-$200 // 7:30 p.m.

Though this show will likely be sold out by the time this article publishes, the legendary REO Speedwagon performs this weekend after having to reschedule this show, which was originally slated for February of this year. I hope I don't need to go into much detail here — REO Speedwagon is REO Speedwagon, there's a damn street dedicated to them here in town.

Poster Children, Social Imaginary

► Blackbird // $10 // 9 p.m.

Poster Children perform in Urbana this weekend, which is fairly rare these days, though they've been playing a bunch of shows this year on the tail of their new record, Grand Bargain! Read our interview with the band from a few months back to catch up on that front. They're performing with Social Imaginary, which is potentially the last show they will perform with Adam Fein, as he's moving out of C-U.

The Bashful Youngens, Bronte Fall

► Cowboy Monkey // $7 // 9 p.m.

Inland Calypso Band

► The Iron Post // cover // 9 p.m.

SUNDAY, November 11th

Melinda Rose Combo

► The Iron Post // cover // 7 p.m.

Jake Simmons and the Little Ghosts, DEZORAH, Movies About Animals, Authentic Pines

► nightshop in Bloomington // $5 // 7 p.m.

CPE Bach Magnificat

► Faith United Methodist Church // $10-$20 // 7:30 p.m.

Lower Automation, Edna, Power of Dusk, Long Birds

► Blips and Chitz // $5-$7 // 8 p.m.