Theory of Everything is giving away the advance single off its third album Loveway, due late this summer. “White Guys with Guitars” was finalized June 8 and debuted June 9 on “We’re Only in It for the Money” with host Dave Witzany. Frontman Darrin Drda describes it as “an insidiously catchy ‘alternative’ rock anthem about ‘alternative’ rock.” It features vocals by Ryan Groff of elsinore, who provided them again when Theory of Everything opened for elsinore June 10 at Mike ‘n’ Molly’s. Theory of Everything plays Saturday at Cowboy Monkey with JigGsaw and Ezra Furman & The Harpoons. Show time is 10 p.m., and cover is $4.
After three bands bowed out of the show June 10 at the Independent Media Center, Triple Whip filled in with a four-song set thanks in part to Bellcaster for sharing gear. Triple Whip plays a fuller set Monday on WEFT Sessions, no cover. Triple Whip then returns to the Independent Media Center June 24 with Kayla Brown, G. Lee and three-time Apollo Theater performer Sherrika Ellison for the Women’s Music Series benefit for the Center for Women in Transition. The pre-show reception with refreshments is at 7 p.m., and cover is $5.
The record release for House of Cards by Shipwreck is July 6 at Cowboy Monkey with Starflyer 59, Elanors and Cheyenne. Show time is 10 p.m., and cover is $7. Shipwreck then will tour to 10 Midwestern cities such as Oshkosh, Des Moines and Wichita; another EP will follow in four months. Pre-record release, Shipwreck pays a visit June 26 to Champaign Local 901. June 29 at The Iron Post, co-pilots John Owen and Harman Jordan open for Noah Harris with acoustic versions of Shipwreck songs. Show time is 10 p.m.
Originally on the bill June 4 at Cowboy Monkey with Tummler and Terminus Victor, Centaur has rescheduled for July 3 at Mike ‘n’ Molly’s. Now that bassist Derek Niedringhaus is back in CU, Centaur aspires to be more active. In the meantime, frontman Matt Talbott is in the studio recording a six- to eight-song album for Pulsar47.
Tonight at 8 p.m., CU native Patrick Mustain and CU expatriate Gabe Rosen & The Good Enough Band perform acoustic folk at Arìma, no cover. Also at 8, Saddle Creek Records male rock quartet Ladyfinger appears with locals Johnnyork and Oceans at The Canopy Club. Cover is $5.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Support your scene to preserve your scene.