September Free Music Friday Chock Full Of Coles County Talent

Tonight’s edition of the monthly Free Music Friday carnival of cacophony features an all-Coles County line-up, with two long-time staples and two new-ish acts taking the stage. Doors open at 8 p.m., sonic ear assault starts at 9:15 p.m. Admission is, as the name implies, free, but donations support the bands. You must be at least 21 to enter.

Here’s the line-up, in order of performance:

The Good Dinosaurs

The Good Dinosaurs

The Good Dinosaurs aren’t really a “new” band, per se. They are two-thirds of The Cruddites – Jake Pope (drums) and Joe McLean (guitar/vocals). But the duo does promise a “new feel, new songs and a new structure” on their Facebook page, so come see what all the mystery is. The Good Dinosaurs take the stage at 9:15 p.m.

The Tim Blys

The Tim Blys

Photo by Bryan Murley

The Tim Blys are returning to FMF for the first time since debuting their 3-song record there this summer. Guitarist Matt Davis mentioned on the FMF event page that this will probably be the last show from the band for a while, so come hear the puckish punky goodness of this band while you can.

Here’s a video of their new song “Getting Good.”

Cat Magnet

Cat Magnet made an impressive debut this summer at Free Music Friday. Since then, the band has had a lineup change

, so the sound will be a bit different. The bouncy, pop-ish classic rock cover attitude will still be there, however. They will begin at 11 p.m.

Here’s a video of Cat Magnet fr0m their debut at Free Music Friday:

Carlos Danger’s Inbox


At this point in the story, I’m going to break out of third-person, because I’m the lead singer/guitarist for Carlos Danger’s Inbox (I’m the guy at the front of the photo above), and I feel stupid writing about my band in third person. I’m the editor here, so I can do that.

CDI will close out the show for the first time at a Free Music Friday, with a blend of what promoter Scott Walus dubbed “flannel-infused folk-rock” and infectious cover tunes. Colin St. Michael, James Pritts, Brian Wood and I will be performing as a quartet for the first time in a long time, as we lost lead guitarist Shea Keating over the summer to the Windy City. We do, however have a big set list of songs, old and new, to keep the audience engaged. We take the stage at midnight.

Here’s our cover of The Tim Blys’ “Dead Horse Town.”

Hope to see you there, Coles County.

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