Amid Pygmalion Music Festival are two release shows, with two more around the corner next month. First and foremost is for Fire, Blood, Water (Minty Fresh) by The Living Blue, which has a street date of Oct. 8, but comes out tonight as a pre-release at The Highdive. WCIA will film an interview and the performance to feature in entertainment news next month. Also on the bill are The M’s and The Chemicals. Show time is 9 p.m., and cover is $7.
Then tomorrow, Ambitious Pie Party issues its debut in the beer garden at Mike ‘n Molly’s. All I’ve Learned I’ve Pushed Aside has seven songs, long and mostly mellow, with male-female harmonies that fit nicely between nineties locals Nurse Rick and Absinthe Blind. Pulsar47 will open. Show time is 10 p.m., and cover is $5.
On Oct. 14, Terminus Victor and JigGsaw have a dual release show for their long awaited albums. Under Surveillance (Innocent Words), the sophomore effort by Terminus Victor, technically came out this Tuesday. Zero Generation (Playing-Field Recordings), the JigGsaw debut, has
a street date of Jan. 30 next year, yet this show is the first of a
two-week tour of the Midwest and East Coast on its behalf. Zero Generation is an attempt at an album of objective observational
commentary. This show is at Cowboy Monkey, with the double-bass attack of Bear Claw. Show time is 10 p.m. and cover is $4.
In the meantime, on a bill lost in the excitement of Pygmalion Music Festival, JigGsaw headlines next Wednesday at The Canopy Club, with the double bonus of Wasteoid Workforce and Cameo Turret. Wasteoid Workforce is underway with its debut after a summer hiatus. Show time is 9 p.m., and cover is $5.
Parasol presents a free performance by City on Film (Bob Nanna of Braid, and friends) Saturday at 3 p.m. Parasol is located at 303 W. Griggs Street, Urbana, and all stock will be 15 percent off. City on Film then plays again that night at Mike ‘n Molly’s with Owen, Doleful Lions and Adam Schmitt: his first local show since April 23 last year. Show time is 10 p.m., and cover is $7.