TUE 1/20… PYGMALION PRESENTS: STRAND OF OAKS w/BULLY
WED 1/21… OLD SCHOOL NIGHT w/DJ DELAYNEY (NO COVER!)
THU 1/22… 24TH ANNUAL GREAT COVER UP BENEFIT (PART 4)
FRI 1/23… 24TH ANNUAL GREAT COVER UP BENEFIT (PART 5)
SAT 1/24… POWER-N-SOUL PRESENTS: “DE NOCHE” SALSA
SAT 1/31… DAILY BREAD SOUP KITCHEN: “SOUP BOWL” TRIVIA
SAT 2/14… CARNIVALE DEBAUCHE: “VA VA VALENTEASE! PARTY”
THU 2/19… PYGMALION PRESENTS: HOUNDMOUTH w/TWIN LIMB
FRI 2/20… PYGMALION PRESENTS: PHOX w/FIELD REPORT
SAT 2/21… KICKING CANCER IN THE ASS BENEFIT
SUN 3/08… A WILHELM SCREAM JUST ANNOUNCED!!

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TUESDAY JANUARY 20TH… STRAND OF OAKS

Doors/Bar Open 8:00pm
Bully 9:00-9:40pm
Strand Of Oaks 10:00-11:15pm

$10.00 in advance ONLINE ONLY (and $12.00 at the door)

Eventbrite - STRAND OF OAKS w/Tba

From the first bars of HEAL, the exhilarating melodic stomp of “Goshen ’97″ puts you right into Tim Showalter’s fervent teenage mindset. We find him in his family’s basement den in Goshen, Indiana, feeling alienated but even at 15 years old, believing in the alchemy and power of music to heal your troubles. “The record is called HEAL, but it’s not a soft, gentle healing, it’s like scream therapy, a command, because I ripped out my subconscious, looked through it, and saw the worst parts. And that’s how I got better.” HEAL embodies that feeling of catharsis and rebirth, desperation and euphoria, confusion and clarity. It is deeply personal and unwittingly anthemic.

Showalter was on tour, walking back to his hotel on a mild autumn night in Malmo, Sweden, when he first felt the weight of the personal crisis that would ignite him to write HEAL. “It was a culmination of pressure,” Showalter recalls. “My marriage was suffering, I’d released a record I was disappointed in, I didn’t like how I looked or acted…so I’d gone on tour, I was gone about two years! I didn’t take time to think about failure, but I knew I was going deeper and deeper…I was thinking, I have this life, but it’s not my life, I haven’t done it right…”

When Showalter returned, he wrote 30 songs in three weeks, a process that proved difficult, but cathartic and at times even invigorating. Previous Strand Of Oaks records were more skeletal, raw examples of folk-rooted Americana with occasional rock and electronic currents, that have now come to the fore. HEAL’s sound is a bold new beginning, a thrilling full-tilt sound that draws on Showalter’s love of ’70s, ’80s and ’90s rock and pop, with the singer and guitarist playing the intense valedictory confessor. “It’s sad but it sounds like a celebration, like I’m crying and laughing and sticking both middle fingers in the air all at the same time.”

http://strandofoaks.net/

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THE 24TH ANNUAL GREAT COVER UP

THURSDAY 1/22
12:25-1:00am The Dirty Feathers
11:40-12:05am We The Animals
11:00-11:20pm Tigerbeat
10:20-10:40pm Tara Terra
9:40-10:00pm Hi Ho Buffalo
9:00-9:20pm Rebecca Rego & The Trainmen
***DOORS OPEN 8:30PM ($7 COVER)

FRIDAY 1/23
10:35-11:00pm Elsinore
9:50-10:15pm Grandkids
9:15-9:35pm Tractor Kings
8:40-9:00pm The ACME Principle
8:05-8:25pm A Cool Hand
7:30-7:50pm Motes
***DOORS OPEN 7:00PM ($7 COVER)

A 5-night extravaganza with 25-30 local CU bands, each masquerading as a “tribute” band for one night only to benefit local charities. Past highlights include Poster Children as Elvis, Absinthe Blind as Michael Jackson, Hum as Led Zeppelin, Lorenzo Goetz as Sublime, and Temple of Low Men as Rage Against The Machine.

PROCEEDS FROM THIS YEAR’S EVENT WILL BE DONATED TO…

Cunningham Children’s Home
Bart Tredway Trust Fund
Greater Community Aids Project (GCAP)

https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Great-Cover-Up-Champaign-IL/215774845162765

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SATURDAY JANUARY 31ST… “SOUP BOWL” CHAMPIONSHIP OF TRIVIA

Doors/Bar Open 4:30pm
Soup Bowl Trivia 5:30-8:00pm

A BENEFIT FOR THE DAILY BREAD SOUP KITCHEN

$20.00 at the door (admission price includes food catered by Hendrick House!)

FOOD! PRIZES! BRAGGING RIGHTS!

The 1st annual fundraiser event for Daily Bread Soup Kitchen will be hosted by Mike Ingram and feature questions contributed by local trivia hosts QuizMaster Chris, Monty Joyce, and Kris Koester, and others.

IMPORTANT NOTES:
Trivia begins promptly at 5:30pm SHARP
Teams may consist of no more than 6 people
Smart phones or other electronic devices may not be used during the trivia competition (violators will be immediately disqualified)

www.dailybreadsoupkitchen.com
www.facebook.com/events/406791232823076/

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SATURDAY FEBRUARY 14TH… CARNIVALE DEBAUCHE’S VA VA VALENTEASE!

Doors/Bar Open 6:30pm
Illini Pole Fitness 7:00-8:00pm
Carnivale Debauche 8:00-9:30pm
Bruiser Queen 9:30-10:15pm
(DJ to follow 10:30pm)

$10.00 in advance ONLINE ONLY (and $10.00 at the door)

Eventbrite - Carnivale Debauche Presents: VA VA VALENTEASE!

Our favorite carnies are back with a whole lotta love and lust for you freaky pretties just in time for Valentine’s Day. Whether you LOVE love or HATE love, adore Valentine’s Day or loathe it, this show has got it all….not to mention old favorites and brand new dancers, along with hoopers, poi artist, fire eaters, and comedians!

www.damncarnies.com
bruiserqueenmusic.blogspot.com/
www.illinipolefitness.com

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THURSDAY FEBRUARY 19TH… HOUNDMOUTH

Doors/Bar Open 8:30pm
Twin Limb 9:30pm
Houndmouth 10:30pm

$12.00 in advance ONLINE ONLY (and $15.00 at the door)

Eventbrite - HOUNDMOUTH w/Tba

That first November 2011 night, when it all fell together at the Green House, was nothing more complicated than four friends playing music, armed with something to drink and a curiosity about what might happen. They were the generation who has come of age in the new economy, already adept at shuffling jobs and get-bys, firmly acclimated to the diminished expectations that come with growing up somewhere the rest of the world assumes is nowhere. Which, in this case, is New Albany, Indiana.

Houndmouth, then, knew each other from…around. Matt Myers and Zak Appleby had played in cover bands together for years, schooled in blues and classic rock and Motown, toughened by indifferent audiences and the clatter of empty bottles. Matt and Katie Toupin had worked as an acoustic duo for three years, when she wasn’t on the road tending to a straight job. Katie and Shane Cody had gone to high school together, before Shane disappeared off to Chicago and New York to study audio engineering. In the beginning it was Shane and Matt who’d started knocking around at first, just drums and guitar, once Shane got home and free of a brief bluegrass flirtation.

The rest happened in a tumble, Zak and Katie switching from guitars to bass and keyboards, respectively. Four months later, their homemade EP in hand, Houndmouth made the pilgrimage to South By Southwest. Their booking agent convinced Rough Trade’s Geoff Travis to come have a listen. Of such things are dreams made. Months of conversation and a proper studio later, their debut album, From the Hills Below the City, will be released by Rough Trade.

“We lucked out,” Matt says. “We knew we were making good music. We knew we had something. But we didn’t know it would escalate so quickly. Always the element of luck.”

Before and after that bit of luck, Houndmouth have been on the road, building their audience. Working. Opening for the Drive-By Truckers, the Lumineers, the Alabama Shakes, Lucero, and Grace Potter and the Nocturnals. Headlining on their own. Turning heads.

www.houndmouth.com
http://twinlimb.com/

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FRIDAY FEBRUARY 20TH… PHOX

Doors/Bar Open 7:00pm
Field Report 7:30pm
PHOX 8:30-10:00pm
(DJ to follow 10:30pm)

$12.00 in advance ONLINE ONLY (and $15.00 at the door)

Eventbrite - PHOX w/Tba

PHOX is from Baraboo, WI, which is a place where kids often drink poisoned groundwater and become endowed mutants. The six best friends who make up the ensemble happen to be blessed with madness, illusions of grandeur, and the inability to do the same thing twice. They also play music.

www.phoxband.com
www.fieldreportmusic.com

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SATURDAY FEBRUARY 21ST… KICKING CANCER IN THE ASS BENEFIT

Doors/Bar Open 4:00pm
DJ Stifler 4:00-4:30pm
Mike & Kayla 4:30-5:00pm
DJ Tim Williams 5:00-5:30pm
Coco Butter Kids 5:30-6:00pm
DJ Delayney 6:00-6:30pm
Roberta Sparrow 6:30-7:00pm
DJ Stifler 7:00-8:00pm

SILENT AUCTION! RAFFLE TICKETS! NO COVER!

www.facebook.com/pages/Kicking-Cancer-in-Ass/527301760706218

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SUNDAY MARCH 8TH… A WILHELM SCREAM

Doors/Bar Open 7:00pm
To Be Announced 8:00-8:30pm
Roberta Sparrow 8:50-9:20pm
A Wilhelm Scream 9:45-11:00pm

TICKETS ON SALE STARTING FRIDAY 1/23 AT 10:00AM (CST)

$12.00 in advance ONLINE ONLY (and $15.00 at the door)

Eventbrite - A WILHELM SCREAM w/Roberta Sparrow

How does one gauge the success of a band pushing the envelope of a genre that receives little to no credit by the mainstream media? In the case of A Wilhelm Scream, the answer is “Who cares?” As a band playing punk rock for over a decade, AWS haven’t focused on success, image or whatever bandwagon a group can jump on to get their music into the ears of listeners: It’s the ideal of music from an honest place, playing to the kids who want to hear more than a simple love song, or want an opinion rammed down their throats. Despite operating just below the radar A Wilhelm Scream have carved out a reputation as one of the best live bands around, bolstered by their staggeringly richalbums of ultra-technical melodic punk rock firestorms. Playing 250+ worldwide shows each year, the band possess a work ethic best described as ‘heroic’.

A Wilhelm Scream is:
Nuno Pereira Vocals
Trevor Reilly Guitar, Vocals
Brian Robinson Bass, Vocals
Mike Supina Guitar
Nick Angelini Drums

www.facebook.com/awilhelmscream