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Gapers Block published from April 22, 2003 to Jan. 1, 2016. The site will remain up in archive form. Please visit Third Coast Review, a new site by several GB alumni.
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Saturday, November 26

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The Evolution Control Committee @ buddY Gallery

The Evolution Control Committee, the band that single-handedly started the recent mash-up craze with its melding of Public Enemy lyrics onto a Herb Alpert beat (the "Whipped Cream Remixes"), plays a show tonight at buddY, the Wicker Park art gallery. ECC shows in recent years have featured leader Mark Gunderson's homebrew electronic music gear, most recently the "Thimbletron", a sample-triggering pair of gloves with thimbles on the fingertips. Expect the Thimbletron to make an appearance tonight, possibly accompanied by some new equipment that Mark referred has to in the past as "The Kitchen of the Future". Show starts at 9:00 PM, tix are $7, and Chromelodeon is the opening act. buddY Gallery: 1542 N. Milwaukee, 2nd floor. More information: (773) 342-7332.

INFLUENCE. @ Sonotheque

Running since April of 2004, this unique Chicago monthly is dedicated to providing local DJs and producers with an alternative outlet for their musical interests. Disallowing traditional blending and mixing, INFLUENCE. encourages its guests to spin sets featuring multiple artists and genres, demonstrating the variety of styles that have inspired them artistically. Tonight features performances from various behind-the-scenes employees of some of Chicago's most well-respected labels and distributors, such as Scott Rutherford of Southern, Robert Iwanik of Carrot Top, and Scott McGaughey of Drag City. Doors open at 9 PM and there is no cover. 21 and up only. At Sonotheque, 1444 W. Chicago Ave.

Hot Doug's open for business!

Hot Doug's, the much-missed hot dog shop in Roscoe Village, finally opens today for business at its new location, 3324 N. California. Hours are 10:30 to 4:00, Monday through Saturday. Be there or be hot-dog-less!



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