The Overture is a rundown of live music and performances happening in the Champaign-Urbana area (and the outskirts) each week. All of the information is as accurate as we can publish, but all shows and performances are subject to change at any time. Thank you for understanding.

Have a show you think we should know about? Email us at music@smilepolitely.com with the details.

TUESDAY, October 2nd

Bubbegum Octopus, Bill Clinton, Ex Cathedra, Indulge Devour, Blind Equation, X Poppy X Rose X

► Independent Media Center // $7-$10 // 7 p.m.

Whether, Manila Killa, Win and Woo

► The Canopy Club // $22 advance/$25 door // 9 p.m.

WEDNESDAY, October 3rd

Marcus Tardelli

► Krannert Center for the Performing Arts // $10-$30 // 7:30 p.m.

Lettuce, Daily Bread

► The Canopy Club // $21 advance/$25 door // 9 p.m.

Ian Shepherd, Mitchell Killough, Clayton Thompson

► Blackbird // free // 9 p.m.

THURSDAY, October 4th

Daikaiju, Los Despeinados, Stinky Pete

► nightshop in Bloomington // cover // 7 p.m.

Jupiter String Quartet, Jasper String Quartet

► Krannert Center for the Performing Arts // $10-$33 // 7:30 p.m.

Cherub, Maddy O’Neal

► The Canopy Club // $17 advance/$20 door // 9 p.m.

FRIDAY, October 5th

Brandon Seabrook String Trio

► Music Building at UIUC // free // 3 p.m.

Calvin Johnson, Prevalence

► See You CD & Vinyl // free // 7 p.m.

Caleb Cook Band

► Urbana VFW // free // 7 p.m.

The All American Rejects, Knox Hamilton

► State Farm Center // $20-$35 // 7:30 p.m.

Hindsley Symphonic Band

► Krannert Center for the Performing Arts // $4-$10 // 7:30 p.m.

Pokey LaFarge (solo), Kenna Mae

► Independent Media Center // $20 advance/$25 door // 8 p.m.

Iron & Wine, Erin Rae

► The Castle Theatre in Bloomington // $35 advance (sold out) // 8 p.m.

The Freeks, Staghorn

► nightshop in Bloomington // cover // 8 p.m.

Bye Dad

► The Ranch // $5 // 8 p.m.

Dennis Stroughmatt

► The Rose Bowl Tavern // free // 8:30 p.m.

New Souls

► Blackbird // free // 9:30 pm.

Netochka, Jazz Cabbage, Motes

► The Source // $5 // 10 p.m.

Borgore, Benda

► The Canopy Club // $22 advance/$25 door // 9 p.m.

SATURDAY, October 6th

Okstonerfest with RedLeg, Edna, Centaur, Void King, Dibiase

► The Loose Cobra // donations // 4 p.m.

Warm Darn, Social Circle, Hey Hummingbird, Fall After

► Exile on Main Street // free // 6 p.m.

Society’s Plague, Landon Wordswell, Indulge, Devour, Grill Billyenz, Hans Gruber and the Die Hards, Zombii

► nightshop in Bloomington // cover // 6 p.m.

From Circumstances, James Mauck, Ex Cathedra

► Sipyard // donation suggested // 7:30 p.m.

Jesse McCartney

► Foellinger Auditorium // $18 students/$25 public // 7:30 p.m.

The Broken Forties, Soy City Stranglers, Dirty Rotten Revenge

► Cowboy Monkey // cover // 9 p.m.

C-U Open Invite Cypher

► The Canopy Club // $8 // 9 p.m.

DJ LegTwo

► Blackbird // free // 9:30 p.m.

SUNDAY, October 7th

UI Black Chorus

► Krannert Center for the Performing Arts // $10 // 3 p.m.

Smile Empty Soul

► nightshop in Bloomington // $12 advance/$15 doors // 7:30 p.m.

Landon Wordswell, Truth AKA Trouble

► The Canopy Club // $5 // 9:30 pm.