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Version 11

Version 11 The 11th go-round of the annual artist-run festival Version begins Friday 4/22, with parties, art shows, and other affiliated events continuing through 5/1. This week’s schedule is listed in brief below, and in greater detail at versionfest.org; events are free unless otherwise noted. The festival opens with The New New Chicagoans, a show […]

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Dinner and a Show: Saturday 12/12

Music Show: “White Car were perfectly menacing, complete with a creepy, shirtless singer in a cowboy hat and a Trenchcoat Mafia longhair on keys—they’re the best new local band I’ve seen all year,” writes Jessica Hopper. Mahjongg headlines. 9 PM, Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia, 773-227-4433 or 866-468-3401, $10. Dinner: Jane’s Raters feel at home in […]

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Local Release Roundup

RHYMEFEST Man in the Mirror (Free download at rhymefeststore.com) Legacy Recordings must have thought it would make for good music—or at least a good marketing gimmick—to have Will.i.am, Akon, and Kanye West remix some of Michael Jackson’s songs for the 25th-anniversary edition of Thriller that’s coming out next month. But faced with material that’s so […]