SAT 5/02 PANGAEA PRESENTS: BELLIES FOR LIFE
MON 5/04 PYGMALION PRESENTS: SPEEDY ORTIZ
THU 5/28 RANDY AND MR. LAHEY LIVE JUST ANNOUNCED!!
TUE 6/02 SANTAH w/BUFFALO RODEO
FRI 6/05 DEVON ALLMAN w/DELTA KINGS
FRI 7/03 SPIN-DEPENDENCE PARTY
SAT 7/04 SPIN-DEPENDENCE PARTY
SATURDAY MAY 2ND… BELLIES FOR LIFE
doors open 6:30pm, show starts at 7:00pm
tickets $10.00 in advance, $15.00 at the door
(only $7.00 for students when showing an ID)
*SEE PANGEA LINK BELOW TO BUY TIX*
Bellies For Life is an annual, all belly dance, breast cancer fundraiser. All proceeds of this yearly event are donated to a chosen breast cancer organization. Thanks to the amazingly supportive community in Champaign-Urbana, almost everything required for this night is either donated (the space by the Highdive, for example) or accounted for by volunteers (dancers, emcee, photographer, etc.). This minimizes the costs and maximizes the total donation.
Other than money, BFL also strives to raise breast cancer awareness and to encourage young women to perform self-exams. Bellies For Life also aims at further exposing the local crowd to the art of Belly Dance in all of its classic and modern forms. A night of fun and entertainment, all the while for a superiorly good cause.
MONDAY MAY 4TH… SPEEDY ORTIZ
Doors/Bar Open 7:00pm
Two Inch Astronaut 8:20-8:50pm
Speedy Ortiz 10:00-11:00pm
$12.00 in advance ONLINE ONLY (and $15.00 at the door)
On Speedy Ortiz’s Real Hair, the band sets a course between the knotty discord of debut album Major Arcana and the pop bona-fides of the preceding Sports EP, while subtly adding new techniques to their songbook. Guitarists Sadie Dupuis and Matt Robidoux brought on additional guitar effects to color the roundabout feel of “Oxygal,” and bassist Darl Ferm and drummer Mike Falcone hit hard to deliver the jump-in-the-pit urgency of “American Horror.”
From the vocal melodies to the no-nonsense guitar turns, this is Speedy’s catchiest outing yet, drawing inspiration from contemporary Top-40 and R&B radio in addition to their regular arsenal of guitar rock. Dupuis’ lyrics continue to address concerns about identity, representation, and their misalignment, this time from a new angle: “While the last album was kind of a breakup jam, these songs are a lot more introspective… myself dealing with and talking to and making sense of myself,” she says.
With Real Hair, Speedy Ortiz once again taps into the four-part chemistry that brought their prior outings praise. They’re still equal parts noisy and poetic, and now merge
those channels more seamlessly than ever.
THURSDAY MAY 28TH… RANDY AND MR. LAHEY (FROM TRAILER PARK BOYS!)
Doors/Bar Open 8:00pm
To Be Announced 9:00pm
Randy And Mr. Lahey 9:45pm
(meet-n-greet to follow)
$15.00 in advance ONLINE only (and $20.00 at the door)
The Randy and Lahey show is a silly, sexist, drunken hour and a half of songs and skits, audience participation, profanity, Shakespeare, and general hilarity. Over the past eight years it has developed into the fastest moving two man show in the known universe.
From Newfoundland to Vancouver Island several hundred thousand people have thrilled to Randy and Lahey’s shenanigans. It’s a constantly moving showcase of two television icons who pull no punches when battering the audience with “Batman and Robin” or “The Shit Rap.” The innocent honesty of an out-of-control drunken ex-cop Trailer Park Supervisor and his side-kick Randybobandy the cheeseburger eating ex male prostitute, weekend Trailer Park Supervisor is pants-pissing humour at its warmest.
The show itself is roughly based on the TV series and movies, but being live necessitates a different format, and different is the operative word here. There is nothing like it anywhere. Shit talk and poetry; sodomy and sweet talk all thrown together with music and mayhem. What more could a room full of fun seekers want.
Randy and Lahey can do a toned down version but why bother. It’s no fun that way. In other words; adult audiences only.
TUESDAY JUNE 2ND… SANTAH
Doors/Bar Open 8:00pm
To Be Announced 9:00-9:30pm
Buffalo Rodeo 9:50-10:35pm
$7.00 at the door ONLY (NO advance tickets)
“This five-song collection successfully crafts a wholly unique sonic atmosphere, warm and soft harmonies and innocent optimism that comes with exploring new musical territory.” (Paste)
“There’s a certain amount of loving that goes into all of the drops of Santah songs, that turns the concentration into a gossamer drink that goes down smooth and leisurely.” (Daytrotter)
“Dreamy folk-pop from a Chicago quintet that rides the beautiful vocal interplay of brother/sister singer-guitarists Stanton and Vivian McConnell, nearly threatenig to build to Arcade Fire-level intensity” (Spin)
FRIDAY JUNE 5TH… DEVON ALLMAN
Doors/Bar Open 6:30pm
The Delta Kings 7:00-8:00pm
Devon Allman 8:20-9:20pm
Devon Allman 9:45-10:45pm
(DJ Delayney to follow)
$20.00 in advance ONLINE only (and $20.00 at the door)
After spending more than a decade with Honeytribe and Royal Southern Brotherhood, the vocalist/guitarist (Gregg’s son) has stepped out again with a solo album that tells his personal stories. Ragged And Dirty is well-crafted, more reflective than fiery, and soulful. — USA Today