WPGU-Buzz Best Female Artist 2005 Kate Hathaway has returned from San Francisco. Although Hathaway since
has played at The Courtyard, she departs for Dallas and Austin right after her concert tonight at Arìma. Show time for Acoustic @ Arìma is 8 p.m., and admission is free.
Tomorrow marks the release party for Under Surveillance, the follow-up to Mastering the Revels by high-intensity duo Terminus Victor. The location is Cowboy Monkey, and Pulsar47 opens. Show time is 10 p.m., and cover is $4. The Terminus Victor song on the Copper Press sampler later this month is “Arctic Living.” JigGsaw has a rescheduled release party for Zero Generation Sunday at The Canopy Club, with Neva Dinova and The Dancing Nancies. Show time is 9 p.m., and cover is $5. Bear Claw will join Terminus Victor Nov. 4 at Brass Rail.
Saturday is the first annual Rockfest, a.k.a. 1 Night Stand. The full bill consists of HUM, Shooter Jennings, American Minor, Liquid Soul, Whiskey Daredevils, and The Boat Drunks. HUM is the biggest band out of Champaign-Urbana in the past 20 years and achieved the alternative hit “Stars,” off You’d Prefer an Astronaut. The concert is in a giant tent behind The Highdive. Gates open at 1 p.m., and admission is restricted to ticket holders 21 and over.
To celebrate its first birthday, Exile on Main St. is discounting all new CDs and DVDs by 25 percent through Sunday. Exile is the only independent music store still open in Champaign. WRFU will launch in mid-November, and the Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center is
collaborating with Prometheus Radio Project on a station “Barnraising”: the ninth such sponsored by Prometheus and the first in the Midwest.
Last weekend at Nargile and The Iron Post, Triple Whip
rescued two unrecorded songs from retirement: “Feels Wrong” and the infectious, spooky “Prove It.” (That was only part of the plan.) On Oct. 29, Triple Whip releases Snake Creeps Down, a kung-fu art rock concept EP with even newer songs. The release show will be a Hallowe’en costume party at Cowboy Monkey, and Triple Whip promises “candy and
mind-blowing beauty.” Also aboard are LMNOP (ex-The Idle Hours), Nonagon, and Water Between Continents. Show time is 9:30 p.m., and cover is $5. Triple Whip and Terminus Victor then will play part two of the 15th annual Great Cover Up, tentatively Nov. 10 at The Highdive.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Support your scene to preserve your scene.