In response to Hurricane Katrina, folk singers Joni Laurence and Angie Heaton and alternative acts Relenter and i:scintilla are donating all profits from sales at CD Baby to the Red Cross. In addition, i:scintilla is donating its cut of the door Saturday at Cowboy Monkey to the Red Cross. A list of the hundreds of CD baby artists donating to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund is available at http://cdbaby.com/group/redcross.
Joni Laurence recently returned from the NewSong Festival in Shepherdstown, W. Va., and is soon off to the Pacific Northwest for a tour that starts Sept. 14 and spans 12 dates in Washington and Oregon. Angie Heaton performs Saturday at 8 p.m. for Corkscrew After Dark at Corkscrew Wine Emporium. This is a free, smoke-free show where wine and non-alcoholic beverages are available. Corkscrew Wine Emporium is located at 203 N. Vine St. in Urbana, across from Schnucks. Then Sunday, Angie Heaton and her backing band the Gentle Tamers open for The Knitters at The Highdive. Show time is 9 p.m., and cover is $18 in advance, $20 at the door. Saturday at Cowboy Monkey, i:scintilla plays with Sanya N’Kanta, Krukid and The Firebird Band. Show time is 10 p.m. and cover is $5.
Terminus Victor has a track on the October Copper Press sampler. Copper Press is a post-punk magazine out of Acme (Michigan) with national distribution. Terminus Victor is also in line for inclusion on the Hopeless/Sub City Records Take Action! Vol. 5 compilation, concurrent with a Spring 2006 tour of the East Coast. As Terminus Victor’s album ‘Under Surveillance’ is pressed, guitarist Don King and his wife are in Asia for two weeks to adopt a daughter. Under Surveillance is due Sept. 27, and the release party is Oct. 14 at Cowboy Monkey with JigGsaw. Show time is 10 p.m., and cover is $4.
Tuesday at The Highdive, Subversion incorporates more live music with Austin darkwave duo The Machine in the Garden: sort of a chilled out Rainer Maria with flashes of Loreena McKennitt. Also aboard are DJs TwinScin, Evily, and ZoZo. Show time is 10 p.m., and cover is $3.
Shipwreck, The Chemicals, and Megan Johns/The Greytones play acoustically tonight at The Courtyard. San Franciscan neo-folkie Nedelle headlines. Show time is 8 p.m., and cover is $5
($3 with valid UIUC student ID). Tomorrow at 5:30 p.m., BMW Organ Trio performs a free happy hour at Cowboy Monkey. The Urbana band blends traditional and modern jazz. BMW Organ Trio is organist Leigh Meador, guitarist Matthew Warnock, and drummer Chris Baker. Then at 10 p.m., elsinore plays at The Iron Post with Theory of Everything and Jenny Keefe. Cover is $3.