Who: Minor Characters, Ryan Groff of Elsinore, Faux Paw and Deadbeat
When: Friday, March 22, 9 p.m.
Where: The Canopy Club
» Minor Characters return to Champaign-Urbana after playing Mike ‘N’ Molly’s on their tour to SXSW earlier in March. The four-piece indie pop band from Chicago put on a near-perfect show at Mike ‘N’ Molly’s and is expected to repeat its efforts on Friday, while lead singer Andrew Pelletier will most likely bring out his best Michael Jackson impersonation again. Ryan Groff of CU’s Elsinore will play a solo set, while Chicago’s Faux Paw and Deadbeat will accompany the artists to provide an all-around awesome indie pop show from start to finish.
What: “5 Bands, 5 Bucks” series
Who: The Stars, They Beckon w/ Secondary Modern, The Hallow, Dead Town Revival and Barrowe
When: Saturday, March 23, 9 p.m.
Where: Mike n’ Molly’s
» Champaign’s The Stars, They Beckon will bring their Jawbreaker-inspired melodic punk to Mike ‘N’ Molly’s on Saturday night with support from Carbondale psychedelic-pop band Secondary Modern. Also featured in the show are rock bands The Hallow, Dead Town Revival and Barrowe. You shouldn’t be surprised if someone makes a motorcycle entrance.