soundground #115 this week in music

For anyone who wondered last week, the Headlights song in episode #214 of Grey’s Anatomy, telecast Feb. 19, was “Everybody Needs a Fence to Lean on.” Headlights are on tour March 10-24 with Baltimore trio The Metal Hearts, and the first of their 11 tour dates together is at The Courtyard Cafe, also with Watery Domestic. Show time is 9 p.m., and cover is $5 ($4 with UIUC ID).

Who is Watery Domestic? Upon its July 2005 breakup, Colonel Rhodes promised a new project; Watery Domestic (named for a December 1992 Pavement EP) is it. Guitarist Seth Hubbard, bassist Shane Cochran, and drummer Matthew Campbell added keyboardist Rachel McArthur, and the four spent fall in a west Champaign basement to forge “an entirely different direction.” Watery Domestic debuted Feb. 25 at Illinois State University Center for the Visual Arts, and as aforementioned, its first Champaign-Urbana appearance is March 10 at The Courtyard.

Green Light Go has made its new name and Web site official: “The change really came about as the band progressed. New members, new songs, new loves, new hates; the move was long overdue. Thus, The Old Faith.”

The quintet has the same lineup as the last incarnation of Green Light Go, unless you count the flamingoes. The Old Faith debuts March 8 at The Canopy Club with The Reputation, Rahim and Brief Candles. Show time is 9 p.m., and cover is $7.

In 2006, Independent Media Center has re-established itself as a significant concert venue about town; tomorrow, Aye-Aye Booking presents an all-acoustic show with Darrin Drda, Mayhew the Traitor, New Ruins and Mars. Show time is 7 p.m., and cover is $4. Independent Media Center shows are all-ages and tobacco- and alcohol-free, unless otherwise specified. The venue offers free evening parking on Broadway and Main.

“13 songs, 36 minutes. Loosely connected, the songs chronicle the realization, confrontation, and eventual victory over the major problems within one’s life. The album is laced with fear, self doubt, anger, and ultimately, happiness. It’s a passion that can only come from two connected people that have absolutely nothing left to lose.” So The Like Young describes their third album, Last Secrets, due for release May 6 at Hideout in Chicago. The duo signed with Polyvinyl Record Co. in January and shot a video in February. The Like Young resumes public performance March 25 at Beat Kitchen in Chicago with Eyes like Knives and Sanawon. This is an all-ages show, at 7 p.m., and cover is $7. The Like Young is Joe and Amanda Ziemba, bandmates since 1997.

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 Support your scene to preserve your scene.

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