Kate Hathaway Band began a residency at White Horse Inn this week, to be every Tuesday from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m., no cover. The full-length follow-up to One Two Three is well underway, and each week, material from it will be previewed. In addition, Kate Hathaway is at work on the score for a play to be presented at Station Theater: Welcome to Tolono by Mark Roberts.
elsinore continues its residency at White Horse Inn, every Friday, albeit this week with a special guest: Darrin Drda’s Theory of Everything. elsinore at last has its EP, Harmonic Implosion and that the release show went well is inarguable; that night alone, Jackson Avenue Coffeehouse patrons purchased 128 copies. In addition to the version on Harmonic Implosion, a new “Wall of Bricks” was recorded Feb. 5 at Pogo Studio for Playlisted, the second annual Green St. Records compilation.
Also Friday, Urbana expatriates The Idle Hours bring back their psychedelic “Art Party” to Cowboy Monkey. In tow are The Weakdaze and Make Believe, a band bearing suspicious similarity to Joan of Arc. Show time is 10 p.m., and cover is $5.
Late Friday, before a packed house at Nargile, The Living Blue tore through a set of almost-all-new songs due for inclusion on its third album, to be recorded next month and released this autumn. The band anticipates a European tour but remains as accessible as ever with a show at Courtyard CafÇ, at 8 tonight. Split Habit and FCAB open.
Also at Courtyard CafÇ, Saturday, the unlikely union of Headlights and Sick Day shares the stage with The Felix Culpa, from Rockford. Between Headlights and The Felix Culpa, that’s two Tristans (Wright and Hammond) for only one cover, cover either night being $6 ($4 with valid UIUC student ID).
Elsewhere Saturday: Brass Rail briefly resumes as a concert establishment to present Mad Science Fair, The Chemicals and The Frame (ex-Monster Honkey). Cover is $3. For something other than rock, DJ Missus and UC Hip Hop Congress perform from 8 p.m. to midnight at a McKinley Foundation dance to benefit HIV/AIDS education, prevention and services.
Sunday, Tommy G’s Bar and Grill hosts another free weekend concert, with 12 Ways from Sunday, Civilian and Brother Embassy. Show time is 9 p.m. Nargile, meanwhile, matches locals Wasteoid Workforce (ex-The Failures) with out-of-towners Medford and Lunar Linguist. Then Tuesday, Nargile spotlights jigGsaw, The Silent Treatment and Deconstructing Jim. Half Empty Records issues The Further the Better, the new Deconstructing Jim album, this month. Each night at Nargile, show time is 10 p.m., and cover is $3.