Pygmalion Music Festival expands in '09

SHARE Pygmalion Music Festival expands in '09

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:

WEDNESDAY

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

THURSDAY

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

FRIDAY

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

Sandella’s

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

8:20 PM BLK JKS

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

SATURDAY

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

Bentley’s

10:30 PM Take Care

11:30 PM Marmoset

12:30 AM Mordechai in the Mirror

The Latest
It would be at least a year before a ban goes into effect — but with likely court challenges, this could stretch even longer, perhaps years.
The USC quarterback, whom the Bears are expected to pick first in the NFL draft here on Thursday night, was clear that he’s prepared to play in cold temperatures in the NFL.
If presumed No. 1 pick Caleb Williams is as good as advertised, Chicago won’t know what to do with itself.
The Democratic president Wednesday reached the end of a long, painful battle with Republicans to secure urgently needed replenishment of aid for Ukraine.
Omar Zegar, 37, was arrested after the shooting Sunday and was charged with a felony count of aggravated unlawful use of weapon with a revoked firearm owners ID card, Oak Forest police said.