The first full-length by Headlights now has a title and release date. Polyvinyl will release Kill Them with Kindness on Aug. 22. A nationwide tour will follow. Headlights headlines tonight at Lava Lounge in Pittsburgh.

Jan. 5-8, American Minor will join Lynyrd Skynyrd, Drivin N Cryin, Blue Dogs and many more in the Bahamas. Gimme Three Days is a cruise from Miami to Nassau and back aboard the Carnival Fascination. It features intimate concerts and open mic in addition to casino, gym, etc. Reservations opened to the public on May 8. On May 18, Lynyrd Skynyrd frontman Johnny Van Zant had an emergency appendectomy in Palo Alto.

In its 20th issue, Innocent Words Magazine debuts a section devoted to the Champaign-Urbana scene called The Decline of the Midwestern Civilization. The June/July issue showcases Champaign-Urbana CD reviews and interviews and welcomes submissions for the future. Innocent Words Magazine distributes in Los Angeles, Oakland, San Francisco, Van Nuys, Portland, Seattle, Chicago, St. Louis, Indianapolis, Buffalo, New York and Washington.

Sunday at 10 p.m. on WEFT 90.1 FM is a fond farewell for Jason Pitzl-Waters. For six years, he has hosted The Sky’s Gone Out, about “the best in gothic and darkwave music.” Co-host Kristin Holtz will stay on in his slot. Also known as DJ ZoZo, Pitzl-Waters founded The Skeleton Dance and was instrumental in NOX and Subversion at The Highdive. He and his wife, Leigh, move to Milwaukee in June.

The Lanterna record release tomorrow at Cowboy Monkey has a lineup change. The new lineup features The Invisible, Lanterna featuring Hector Zazou, Pulsar47 and New Ruins. New Ruins opens at 10 p.m., and cover is $5.

Saturday at The Iron Post, The Living Blue and The Beauty Shop play with Reds. Show time is 10 p.m., and cover is $5. Then Sunday at The Highdive, The Living Blue plays again with Southern Culture on the Skids. Showtime is 9 p.m., and cover is $15.

Todd J. Hunter hosts WEFT Sessions and Champaign Local 901, two hours of local music every Monday at 10 p.m. on WEFT 90.1 FM. Send news to soundground@excite.com. Support your scene to preserve your scene.

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