SWYYT FXNTXSTIC: The Fashion Show (pronounced: Sweet Fantastic)
To benefit Courage Connection
Part of the Boneyard Arts Festival
[ EARLY SHOW ] Doors 4:30pm | Showtime 5pm | General Admission: $31
[ LATE SHOW ] Doors 8:30pm | Showtime 9pm | General Admission: $37
Late show also includes a slightly extended production plus post-show social event with DJ, show cast/staff and guests.
The SWYYT FXNTXSTIC is the sweet spot between reality and fantasy. Join us for a themed and meticulously produced fashion show in our tenth year of production. If you have not attended before we highly encourage you to do so for several reasons. Firstly, proceeds go to benefit the Courage Connection (formerly The Center For Women In Transition), a local non-for-profit organization based out of Champaign, IL. Their mission is: “to provide a continuum of services so that individuals and families can achieve safety, stability, and self-sufficiency.” This is also a great way to support your local community while having an enjoyable night out and being thoroughly entertained. We put a lot of pride into this show and we know this a something special! We want to share it with you. This year we are making the show more intimate and offering TWO opportunities to catch it! An EARLY show and a LATE show.
Great big shout to those helping make our fantasy a reality…
[PARTNERS] Carlos Nieto, CMT Ventures, Avion Tequila, Stella Artois + Stella Cidre, National Retail Federaton: University Of Illinois, First Midwest Bank, Weiskamp, Sephora
[VENDORS] Ragstock, Dandelion, Rue 21, Karen’s Kloset, Carrie’s, Gordman’s, Connections, Dallas + Co
Produced by: Power n Soul Pro. Exectuive producer: Douglas Layne
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.