Weekend Walkthrough

By Gus Bode

Friday

Lost in the Trees/Black Fortys Album Release Party at Hangar 9 — The Black Fortys invade Hangar 9 in celebration of the band’s new album, “Voodoo Moon,” which drops Friday. The band will open for folk singer/songwriters Lost in the Trees.

Nikko Smith at Copper Dragon — Singer/songwriter Nikko Smith, a former “American Idol” contestant, will perform Friday in Carbondale. Smith was the ninth-place contestant on the reality TV contest.

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Kid Tiger at the Main Street Friday Night Fair — Every night until the last week in October, Carbondale Main Street will put on their weekly Friday Night Fair. The free event kicks off this weekend with music, food, crafts and activities.

Little Feat at DuQuoin State Fair — The American classic rock band will take to the stage for the DuQuoin State Fair. The group will perform classic hits, “Dixie Chicken,” “Sailin’ Shoe” and “Let it Roll.”

Saturday

Dan Vapid and the Cheats, Dan Sentighty, Copyrights Album Release Party at Hangar 9 — Viva la anarchy. The rebellious lineup takes over Hangar for an all-out punk-rock showcase.

Funky Butt Brass Band at Tres Hombres — The self-dubbed “N’Awlins rhythm” returns to Carbondale with their signature sound of the Big Easy.

African Harp and Storytelling at Yellow Moon Cafe — Artist Morikeba Kouyate brings his one-man performance to southern Illinois before returning to his home of Senegal. The showcase will feature harp music, songs and stories rooted deep in oral folklore and African tradition.

Sunday

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Practice Pad Recital at Varsity Center for the Arts.

Bolokada Conde, Morikeba Kouyate and SWIADE at Carbondale Unitarian Fellowship — West African drummer Bolokada Conde and musician and storyteller Morikeba Kouyate take the stage with SIWADE (Southern Illinois West African Drumming Ensemble). The event will include a performance, potluck and Q&A with Bolokada.

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