Bands come and go, but this weekend, Captain Rat and the Blind Rivets celebrate twenty-five years together with three free concerts. The fun begins tomorrow at 8:30 p.m. at Fat City Saloon in Champaign and continues Saturday at Ag Days in Villa Grove and Sunday at 6:30 p.m. at Hessel Park back in Champaign. Captain Rat and the Blind Rivets appeared on the Record Service 20th Birthday compilation in 1989 with its single “The Fightin’ Illini in Pasadena,” issued originally on orange wax in anticipation of the 1984 Rose Bowl.
Implosive duo Terminus Victor has a release date for its sophomore album Under Surveillance: September 27. Terminus Victor performs tonight at Cowboy Monkey with rock trio Quatre Tete and rapper SchÑffer the Darklord (Mark Schaffer). Show time is 10 p.m., and cover is $5.
Triple Whip has a title for its forthcoming five-song EP, due Fall 2005: Snake Creeps Down. Recording begins this month at Pogo Studio with Mark Rubel. Triple Whip plays next August 16 at Cowboy Monkey with Ume, The Narrator, and FireFlies. Show time is 9 p.m., and cover is $5. Triple Whip then appears August 29 on WEFT Sessions.
As much as Urbana expatriate Mark Villalobos likes to quote “Spontaneous Apple Creation”, it is difficult to know when to take him literally. In any event, he announced last weekend his garage band The Idle Hours had “broked up a while ago.” He and his old bassist Nick Spizzirri are back together and adopting a new name, “to better reflect [their] musical stylings/the sunlight.” They allegedly have a show tomorrow.
Armed with her solid, brand-new full-length debut, Sprout Don’t Pout, Kate Hathaway is off to San Francisco for two months of California and Texas tour dates. There is one more opportunity to see her here before: tomorrow at The Station Theatre in Urbana, where she is one of numerous musicians opening for Raise the Roof, a festival of ten-minute plays. Show time is 8 p.m., and tickets are $12.