WED 11/21… THE BRAT PACK (THANKSGIVING EVE!)
FRI 11/30… THE STONE FOXES w/TO BE ANNOUNCED
SAT 12/08… CARNIVALE DEBAUCHE’S “NAUGHTY OR NICE”
SAT 12/15… WPGU “OPERATION SANTA CLAUS” BENEFIT
FRI 12/21… JOHNNY RAWLS w/THE SUGAR PROPHETS
SAT 01/19… THE 22ND ANNUAL “GREAT COVER UP” BENEFIT
SUN 01/20… THE 22ND ANNUAL “GREAT COVER UP” BENEFIT
TUE 01/22… THE 22ND ANNUAL “GREAT COVER UP” BENEFIT
THU 01/24… THE 22ND ANNUAL “GREAT COVER UP” BENEFIT
WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 21ST… THE BRAT PACK
Doors/Bar Open 9:00pm
Brat Pack (1st SET) 10:00-11:15pm
Brat Pack (2nd SET) 11:45-1:15am
$7.00 at the door only (NO advance tickets)
FRIDAY NOVEMBER 30TH… THE STONE FOXES
Doors/Bar Open 7:00pm
To Be Announced 8:00-8:30pm
The Stone Foxes 9:00-10:00pm
tickets $10.00 in advance ONLINE ONLY (and $10.00 at the door)
The Stone Foxes version of the classic “I’m A King Bee” is the soundtrack to the current national advertising campaign for Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey:
Full song: www.youtube.com/watch?v=xvEtts_67AU
It’s not just great song writing, warm guitars, a nut-tight rhythm section, and the occasional blues harp riffs that make The Stone Foxes’ so good; the Bay Area band consisting of brothers Shannon and Spence Koehler, and Aaron Mort have captured something else on their recordings and live shows that makes them huge, and very, very cool.
Listeners sense it right away. There’s a genuineness here that’s rare and refreshing, and it’s something that can’t be achieved simply by grabbing a couple of vintage axes and plugging into a stack of tube amps. Because while The Stone Foxes may be influenced by the greats of the late 60s and early 70s like The Band, Bob Dylan, and Led Zeppelin, they never sound like they’re trying to be anything but exactly who they are. But then they don’t need to: their style of blues-rock stands on its own.
The band has successfully supported The Black Keys, Cage The Elephant, The Cult, (among others) and performed at high profile national events such as Outside Lands, Voodoo, Wakarusa, Sunset Strip Music Festival and much more. They will be releasing their brilliant new CD (“Small Fires”) produced by Doug Boehm (Girls, The Vines, Dr. Dog etc) in early 2013.
SATURDAY DECEMBER 8TH… CARNIVALE DEBAUCHE
Doors/Bar Open 7:30pm
$7.00 at the door only (NO advance tickets)
Carnivale Debauche is a burlesque/vaudeville troupe from Champaign-Urbana. They are made up of musicians, dancers, performers, oddities and freaks… some, all of the above! On this particular night, your favorite carnies are going to be adding a little sexy to all of your favorite holiday tunes. A night of hilarity, holiday cheer, and plenty of fun!
SATURDAY DECEMBER 15TH… WPGU “OPERATION SANTA CLAUS”
To Be Announced
tickets $5.00 at the door ONLY (NO advance tickets)
The 19th Annual Operation Santa pledge drive is here. WPGU is gathering holiday wishes from children right here in our community who may need a little help having Santa visit them this year. For the next month, WPGU will be working towards a goal of raising $4000 to purchase the wish lists of 40 children at the Crisis Nursery and Parent Wonders Of Rantoul. All of the proceeds brought in for Operation Santa go directly into purchasing gifts for these families and delivering them at a holiday party.
FRIDAY DECEMBER 21ST… JOHNNY RAWLS
Doors/Bar Open 6:00pm
The Sugar Prophets 7:00-8:30pm
Johnny Rawls 9:00-11:00pm
PRESENTED BY PRAIRIE CROSSROADS BLUES SOCIETY!
tickets $10.00 at the door only (NO advance tickets)
Johnny has appeared on the cover of the April 2002 Living Blues Magazine and has been nominated four times for the W.C. Handy Award. His most recent award came from the West Coast Blues Hall of Fame for RB Male Vocalist of the Year 2006.
Johnny has performed at the Chicago Blues Festival, The Russian River Blues Festival, The King Biscuit Blues Festival, The Portland Waterfront Blues Festival, Poconos, as well as festivals in Sweden and Poland. He tours constantly, playing well over 200 dates a year. He can also be heard on XM radio’s Bluesville. Whether he is playing in a small club or a large blues festival, Johnny gives it his all and the crowds love him!
In 2008, Johnny released Red Cadillac which charted at #1 on the Living Blues radio chart. He was nominated for Best Male Soul Blues Artist and Best Soul Blues Album by the Blues Foundation. He won the Critics Award for Best Album of the Year by Living Blues Magazine.
Ace Of Spades was released in 2009 and charted at #4 and remained in the top 20 for three months. Johnny won Best Soul Blues Album of the Year and was nominated for Best Male Soul Blues Artist of the Year by the Blues Foundation. In addition, Johnny was honored with a Blues Trail Marker located at the original site of the Hi Hat Club in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. He shares the plaque with soul blues legends Tyrone Davis and Little Milton.
Johnny’s new CD, Memphis Still Got Soul, was released in April 2011.
MONDAY DECEMBER 31ST… HIT IT RUN NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY
DJ Kosmo + DJ Delayney + DJ Legtwo + DJ Belly
JANUARY 19/20/22/24… THE 22ND ANNUAL GREAT COVER UP BENEFIT
Doors/Bar Open 8:00pm
$7.00 at the door ONLY (each night)
special 3-night pass available for $15.00
and 4-night pass available for $20.00
(PLEASE EMAIL US FOR DETAILS)
Amy Mitchell Band
The Duke Of Uke
Coco Butter Kids
That’s No Moon
The Stars They Beckon
Anna Karenina/Anna Karina
The Dirty Feathers
A 4-night extravaganza with 25+ 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.