The members of Triple Whip have been away on separate trips to California, New Mexico and England, but they reunite in time to perform June 22 at The Void with Lorenzo Goetz and Green Light Go. Show time is 9:30 p.m., and cover is $5. Afterward, Triple Whip will get to work on a six-track EP in the spirit of “early mid-’90s Champaign indie rock,” with an outside chance at expansion into another full-length. The trio will record in August with Mark Rubel at Pogo Studio. In the meantime, frontman Santanu Rahman hosts Cardio for Scenesters, an introductory kung-fu workout aimed at area music enthusiasts, every Saturday afternoon.
Lorenzo Goetz spent last Sunday at Pogo Studio to lay down drum and bass for “Heavy,” under engineer Mark Rubel and producer Andy Lund. Frontman Larry Gates opens Saturday for Sick Day at Cowboy Monkey. Show time is 10 p.m., and cover is $4. Larry also plays every Tuesday night at 10 at White Horse Inn. Lorenzo Goetz will tour next month with The Eames Era, a female-fronted quintet formed at Louisiana State University.
Mark Rubel not only is interviewed in Tape Op Magazine this month, but also will appear at the fourth annual Tape Op Conference this weekend in New Orleans. Saturday, he will lead a workshop on digital performer software, and Sunday, he will moderate a panel under the title “Why Do We Record?” with Steve Albini (Big Black, Shellac), Tony Visconti, Emily Lazar, Don Zientara (Fugazi) and John Fischbach.
Right after the last issue hit the street, the American Minor show scheduled for tonight fell through. This should not affect the release party for the self-titled American Minor album later this summer. In a similar vein, the release party for the Kissinger album Me and Otto is still on course. The 2005 Austin Music Foundation Incubator Band, Kissinger distinctively deliver sheer rock ‘n’ roll abandon. Openers are Overman and Green Light Go with new guitarist Nik Allen (Pulsar47). Show time is 10 p.m., and cover is $4.
Across the street right beforehand, Aroma welcomes back local singer-songwriter Mike Ingram and Cincinnati dynamo J. Scott Franklin. This is a free show and starts at 8 p.m. In Urbana, Dawna Nelson Trio plays at The Iron Post at 7 p.m.
Tomorrow night at The Canopy Club, veteran hardcore band Dropsixx issue their album The Order of Things at a special introductory price. Also aboard are None Taken, Justify the Means and Seed. Show time is 10, and cover is $5. The next in-state appearance by Dropsixx will be July 10 at Tommy G’s Bar and Grill. At Nargile, Upanotch Records presents Machines That Think. Show time is 11 p.m., and cover is $3.
Kayla Brown (ex-Feaze, Mike Ingram and Friends) has a new band, Darling Disarm, due to open Saturday night at Mike ‘n Molly’s. Also on the bill are soon-to-be-local elsinore and 100-percent organic Theory of Everything. Show time is 10 p.m., and cover is $4. Also at 10 p.m., The Canopy Club spotlights Bockman, Apollo Project and Backyard Tire Fire. Cover is $5
($4 with Summer Camp program).
Sunday, Russell Park Music Series gets underway at Wind, Water & Light Gallery in Mahomet with Joni Laurence. This is a free show and starts at 2 p.m. At 9 p.m., Cowboy Monkey brings back some of its most popular performers from open mic night: Kayla Brown, Donnie Hall, Todd Kessler, Pat Cramer and Jack Marck. Cover is $3. Also at 9 p.m., Nargile matches campus quartet Eclectic Theory with Cincinnati sextet The Minni-Thins and Chicago trio Coltrane Motion. May 10, Coltrane Motion issued the dance-punk EP No Well OK Maybe Just a Little. Cover is $5.