Pygmalion Music Festival expands in '09

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Juice Williams is great, but he’s not the only reason to head downstate this fall. The Pygmalion Music Festival hits Champaign-Urbana (the home of Parasol Records, Polyvinyl Records and REO Speedwagon, among others) for the fifth year September 16-19, and it’s got an expanded lineup this year, with 15 venues hosting over 100 performers, including Iron & Wine, RJD2, Lucero, Low and The Books. You know what 15 venues means, don’t you? No porta-potties.

Now that we’ve got you interested, check out the full schedule after the jump. Since we know how much you love to support local acts, we’ve starred the Chicago acts for you. Festival passes start at $60.

Pygmalion Music Festival 2009 Schedule:


Canopy Club, 708 S. Goodwin

8:30 PM Common Loon

9:30 PM Mt. St. Helen’s Vietnam Band

10:00 PM Owen*

11:00 PM Japandroids

12:00 AM Headlights

1:00 AM Physical Challenge DJs


Blues BBQ, 1103 W. Oregon

11:45 AM Liesel Booth

12:30 PM Pamela Machala

Sandella’s, 700 S. Gregory

12:45 PM Tracey and Tricia

1:30 PM Stanton McConnell

2:15 PM Cara Maurizi

Red Herring, 1209 W. Oregon

6:00 PM Morgan Orion and The Constellations

7:00 PM My Dear Alan Andrews

8:00 PM Post Historic

9:00 PM Early Day Miners

10:00 PM World’s First Flying Machine

Krannert Art Museum, 500 E. Peabody

6:40 PM Liz Janes

7:20 PM Brooke Wagonner

8:00 PM Denison Witmer

8:45 PM My Brightest Diamond

9:45 PM William Fitzsimmons

10:45 PM Bob Nanna*

Courtyard Cafe, 1401 W. Green

7:30 PM Butterfly Assassins*

8:30 PM TBD

9:30 PM Starfucker

Canopy Club

6:20 PM Ohtis

7:00 PM Santa

7:40 PM Mason Proper

8:20 PM Company of Thieves*

9:00 PM Elsinore

9:40 PM Joe Pug*

10:30 PM Decibully

11:10 PM Margot and The Nuclear So and So’s*

12:10 AM Maserati

1:00 AM Lucero

The Highdive, 51 E. Main

9:00 PM DJ Substr8

10:00 PM DJ Belly

11:00 PM DJ Mertz

12:00 AM Skream


Blues BBQ

11:30 AM Girls Next Door

12:00 PM Ryan Groff

12:45 PM William Fitzsimmons

7:00 PM The Jips

8:00 PM Empires*

9:00 PM jigGsaw

10:00 PM So Many Dynamos

11:00 PM So Long Forgotten


12:45 PM Final Pygmalion Effect

1:30 PM Matt Wagemann

2:15 PM Kilroy et al

Channing-Murray, 1209 W. Oregon

6:30 PM You and Yourn

7:15 PM Hathaways

8:00 PM Good Night and Good Morning

9:00 PM Low

Red Herring

10:30 PM Comedians: Jon Hansen, Pat Deane, Devin Bockrath, Collin Bullock, Trey Mowder, Billi Casey, The Tuttle Brothers.

Canopy Club

6:20 PM Zach May and The Maps

7:00 PM Ganglians

7:40 PM Phantogram


9:00 PM Jookabox

9:40 PM Maps & Atlases*

10:30 PM Pomegranates

11:10 PM The Antlers

12:10 AM Autolux

1:00 AM Wavves

Courtyard Cafe

7:30 PM Pet Lions*

8:30 PM Oceans

9:30 PM Solid Gold

Cowboy Monkey, 6 E. Taylor

10:00 PM Angie Heaton

11:00 PM Mazes

12:00 AM Cameron McGill*

1:00 AM The 1900s*

Mike N’ Molly’s, 105 N. Market

5:15 PM The Delta Kings

6:15 PM The Duke of Uke

7:15 PM The Number One Sons

8:15 PM Tina Sparkle

9:15 PM Gentleman Auction House

10:15 PM Light Pollution

11:15 PM Neoga Blacksmith

Bentley’s, 419 N. Neil

9:30 PM Village*

10:30 PM The Horns of Happiness

11:30 PM Alpha Mile

12:30 AM Golden Quality


Parasol Records, 303 W. Griggs

TBD Afternoon Sets

Exile on Main St, 1 E. Main

TBD Afternoon Sets

Courtyard Cafe

5:00 PM The Daredevil Christopher Wright

6:00 PM Lymbyc Systym

7:00 PM Brighton, MA*

Krannert Art Museum

7:30 PM The Books

8:45 PM Iron and Wine

10:00 PM Princeton

11:00 PM Ra Ra Riot

Canopy Club

9:00 PM Physical Challenge DJs

10:45 PM YACHT

11:30 PM The Hood Internet*

12:30 AM RJD2

Red Herring

10:00 PM On Again Off Again

11:00 PM Now Now Every Children

12:00 AM Drew Danburry

1:00 AM Sunset Stallion

Cowboy Monkey

10:00 PM Lonely Trailer

11:00 PM The Horse’s Ha*

12:00 AM Gazelle

1:00 AM New Ruins

Mike N’ Molly’s

10:15 PM Tyson and The Friction

11:15 PM Steel Eater

12:15 AM Scurvine

1:15 AM The Life and Times


10:30 PM Take Care

11:30 PM Marmoset

12:30 AM Mordechai in the Mirror

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