In this week’s thrilling installment, we’ll first look at tonight’s show at the Canopy Club. Presented by WPGU 107.1, the show will feature a real-life mashup between two excellent local acts. Post-rock instrumental band Pulsar47 will serve as the backing band for Rawkus Records-affiliated rapper Krukid. This is bound to be one of those sets that people will be talking about for awhile, so be sure to catch it. The F.E.W. is set to open at 8 p.m., and the cover is $5. Pulsar47 should be playing a set alone, as well.
Elsewhere tonight in action-packed Urbana, Leigh Meador will play one final show in CU before moving off to New York. She’ll play with Heartland Jazz Orchestra at the Iron Post at 7 p.m. ($4). Leigh has fronted several groups on the keys, and has also appeared in bands like Beat Kitchen. She’ll be sorely missed.
Down the block at the IMC, Triple Whip will play an all-ages show with some other young local bands (7:30 p.m.), while over in Champaign, Cowboy Monkey will host Alma Afro Beat Ensemble and Mhondoro Rhythm Success for what will surely be a sweaty dance-orgy-thing. 9:30 p.m., $5.
On Friday, Memphis on Main (next to the Highdive) will host two touring comedians (Josh Alton and Robin Bach) for $10 (if you buy tickets in advance at the bar). Cowboy Monkey will host the return of Lanterna, which will surely be amazing.
According to openingbands.com, there is nothing going on in town on Saturday night except for the loaded bill at Cowboy Monkey. Columbia, Missouri band and (Nicodemus artist) the Foundry Field Recordings will make a stop in town, playing with Shipwreck, the Tractor Kings, and Sangamon. A quick MySpace search will get you to all of the bands’ pages, where you can take a listen. The show is only $5 and will start at 9:30 p.m.
The Poster Children are back in action this weekend, but in Chicago, sadly. They play at 4 p.m. at Millennium Park. Keep an eye out for some future dates from the band, though.
WEFT Sessions this Monday will feature Darling Disarm. Tune in at 10 p.m. to 90.1 FM.
Tuesday night will bring another Rehearsal Space show at the Canopy Club. This month’s artist is Lucky Mulholland. Each Tuesday you can drop into the Void Room at the club to see a free show from the band and enjoy cheap drinks. This week the band will be joined by Iowa City band and (one-time Jay Bennett backing band) Death Ships, featuring elsinore’s Ryan Groff on keys/backing vocals. The show is at 8 p.m. and is free.
Mike Ingram can be reached at forgottenwords@
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