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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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Shonen Knife @ Bottom Lounge

Yes, it's "u-u-ultra eccentric super cult punk pop band" Shonen Knife! Playing at the Bottom Lounge tonight, with Visqueen and the Manhandlers opening. Show starts at 8:00 PM, it's an 18+ show, and tickets are $10 in advance ($12 at the door). Bottom Lounge: 3206 N. Wilton (at Belmont). (773) 975-0505 or (800) 594-8499. Tickets can be purchased online.

Dave Douglas @ Cultural Center

Trumpeter/composer Dave Douglas returns to Preston Bradley Hall at the Chicago Cultural Center, at 78 E. Washington St., on Monday, Feb. 28 at 7 p.m. with one of his newest and most exciting ensembles, NOMAD. †This concert is presented by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs as part of the New Millennium/New Music series of avant-garde and improvised music. Douglas and NOMAD are on a nationwide tour in support and celebration of Mountain Passages, the award-winning trumpeter's 22nd recording of original music, and the first on his new label, Greenleaf Music, which he runs with Chicagoan Michael Friedman. †NOMAD features Dave Douglas with Myron Walden (alto sax & clarinet), Rubin Kodheli (cello), Marcus Rojas (tuba), and Tyshawn Sorey (drums). For information on this admission free concert, call 312-744-6630.

GOAt: Revolutionaries vs. Terrorists

To kick off the 2005 season, the GOAt series takes place in yet another premier music venue, The Hideout (located at 1354 West Wabansia), bringing with it a provocative topic thatís sure to engage a diverse audience. This program focuses on the similarities and differences of revolutionary and terrorist organizations and will address how public perceptions clash concerning the two. Additionally, it will examine revolutionary tactics ranging from violent overthrow of governments to non-violent opposition. Speakers include Thomas Mockaitis, Professor of History, DePaul University and Eboo Patel, founder and executive director, Interfaith Youth Core. For further info., call (312) 821-7529. Tickets are $10.



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