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In Chicago: Even in Blackouts, LIP,
and The Dollar Store Show

March 30th, 2007 · No Comments · Chicago, Culture, Fringe, Music, Neo-Futurists, News, Performance, Poetry, The Partly Dave Show

Andersonville sidewalkWhat’s going on in Chicago this coming week? Almost too much for one imaginary tree-climbing pachyderm to blog. But here are a few highlights:

  • On Monday night, the world’s best acoustic pop-punk outfit, John Pierson’s band Even in Blackouts, will be playing a basement concert in John’s own basement! It’s at [address redacted now that the event is over], here in Chicago, starting at 7pm, with a secret order of bands including The Methadones, The Unloveables, and The Steinways in addition to EIB. Don’t be late, because for all you know the headliners might go first! Admission is $5 and apparently the capacity is only 50 people, so maybe have a backup plan.
  • Neo-Futurist and Partly Dave Show regular Rachel Claff will be on a double bill with the also Neo-Futurist Sharon Greene at this month’s edition of LIP, the Chicago Poetry Center’s monthly showcase. They’re both dazzlingly good writers and performers, so it’ll be a good night. Rachel says: “Sharon and I serendipitously have written work about aspiring (and failing) to be musical theater stars in our early, ignorant years. Bonus/warning: There will be some singing.” It’s this Thursday night, April 5, at 8pm, at The Spot (4437 N. Broadway). Admission is five bucks.
  • And plan now for next Friday night’s edition of The Dollar Store Show, which will feature the marvelous Diana Slickman (also a Neo-Futurist! And an Oobleckian! And the newly minted co-co-host of The Partly Dave Show!) Plus your hosts Jonathan Messinger & Jeremy Sosenko, with additional guests Sarah Haskins and James Kennedy. That’ll be Friday, April 6, at 7pm at The Hideout, for one scrawny buck.
  • Also, if you missed last week’s spectacular announcement about the upcoming return of The Partly Dave Show on May 2nd, go read it here!


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