Pygmalion Music Festival Invades Champaign-Urbana 9/19-9/22

The lineup for the Pygmalion Music Festival, taking place this year from Sept 19th-22nd in Champaign-Urbana, IL, has been announced. This year will feature over 70 national and regional independent artists from the US and Canada. The festival will be headlined by the eclectic violinist virtuoso Andrew Bird, as well as by critical darlings Okkervil River. The festival will be curated yet again by the Nicodemus Agency with the help of staple indie rock label, Polyvinyl Record Co.

Tucked away in the middle of the Chicago, St. Louis and Indianapolis triangle sits the small college twin towns of Champaign-Urbana. Thanks largely in part to the University of Illinois calling C-U home, the music scene here is an ever-revolving door that remains one of the finest in the nation. Due to its convenient location and a vibrant resurgence in the local music scene, Pygmalion Music Festival was born. In the festival’s brief lifetime it has already been home to such top tier indie artists as Of Montreal, Man Man, Mates of State, Danielson, and Appleseed Cast to name a few.

Now in its 3rd year, Pygmalion Music Festival has grown considerably by adding another day to the festival, luring bigger name national acts, and throwing a series of pre-parties leading up to the festival. This year’s fest is timed perfectly with other big fall music festivals, falling one week after Austin City Limits Festival and three weeks before CMJ Music Marathon making Pygmalion the hot spot for Midwestern indie rock fans.

Pygmalion Pre-Parties

THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 6th – KRANNERT ART MUSEUM
Poster Children w/ Headlights

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 7th – THE CANOPY CLUB
Rock Plaza Central w/ O’Death

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 8th – THE HIGHDIVE
David Bazan

Pygmalion Schedule 2007

WED – SEPTEMBER 19th, 2007

THE CANOPY CLUB

12:20 – Okkervil River
11:30 – Damien Jurado
10:40 – Catfish Haven
9:50 – Early Day Miners
9:00 – The Odawas

THUR – SEPTEMBER 20th, 2007

THE CANOPY CLUB
1:10 – Roses and Sake
12:10 – Wax on Radio
11:20 – Shipwreck
10:30 – Maserati
9:40 – This is Me Smiling
8:50 – Darling Disarm
8:00 – Sangamon

COWBOY MONKEY
1:15 – Krukid w/ Pulsar 47
12:20 – Ms. Led
11:30 – Casados
10:40 – Kate and James Hathaway
10:00 – Larry Gates

MIKE N MOLLY’S
12 – Terminus Victor
11 – Tunnels
10 – Lucky Mulholland
9 – Dignan
8 – Triple Whip

FRIDAY – SEPTEMBER 21st, 2007

KRANNERT CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS – EARLY
7:30 – Dianogah
8:30 – Andrew Bird

KRANNERT CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS – AFTERGLOW
10:00 – Marla Hansen
10:45 – Denison Witmer

THE CANOPY CLUB
1:00 – Margot and The Nuclear So and So’s
12:00 – Redwalls
11:10 – Baby Teeth
10: 10 – Cory Chisel and TheWandering Sons
9: 20 – Unwed Sailor
8:40 – Noah Harris
8:00 – Oceans

THE HIGHDIVE
1:10 – The Living Blue
12:20 – The Beauty Shop
11:30 – Dark Meat
10:40 – Sybris
9:50 – Two Girls
9 – The Chemicals

MIKE N MOLLY’S
12:30 – Probably Vampires
11:30 – Tractor Kings
10:30 – Skybox
9:30 – Death Ships
8:30 – Royal Electric

SOMA
10:00 – DJ ?uestlove

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 22nd, 2007

THE CANOPY CLUB
1 – Headlights
12:10 – Casiotone for The Painfully Alone
11: 20 – Shapes and Sizes
10:30 – Yeasayer
9:40 -Bound Stems
8:50 – Le Loup
8:00 – Hypno Music Corp

COWBOY MONKEY
12:50 – Elsinore
12: 00 – The Foundry Field Recordings
11: 10 – Canada
10:20 – Gentleman Auction House
9:30 – New Ruins

MIKE N MOLLY’S
12 – Mit’n
11 – Coco Coca
10 – Kristov’s Agenda
9 – The International Theatre of War

CAFFE PARADISO
9:00 – Owen
8:15 – Liz Janes
7:45 – Caleb Engstrom
7:15 – Ryan Groff
6:45 – Angie Heaton
6:15 – Lynn O’Brien

THE COURTYARD
11:00 – Via Audio
10:10 – Awesome Car Funmaker
9:20 – Robots Counterfeiting Money
8:30 – Inspector Owl

Author: James McQuiston

Ph.D. in Political Science, Kent State University.

I have been the editor at NeuFutur / neufutur.com since I was 15. Looking for new staff members all the time; email me if you are interested. Thanks!

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