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Jessica Hopper Reads, Girls Rock

Reader contributor Jessica Hopper is on tour to promote her excellent instructive tome, The Girls’ Guide to Rocking, and swings by the Hideout at 1 PM tomorrow. She’ll be reading from the book and there will be performances by her tourmates, Fucked Up buddy Katie Stelmanis and sister act Ghost Bees, plus three locals: Glass […]

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A Post About Posters

If you’re really into poster art you probably already know about Gigposters, the site that lets you show off, comment on, and buy rock posters. My poster-making acquaintances are downright addicted to it. The members of the Chicago Printers Guild are sure into Gigposters. A bunch of them have contributed prints to a group sale […]

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Local Alkaline Hannah?

A no doubt historical moment for the eyeliner set will happen tonight at the Debonair Social Club, when Matt Skiba and Derek Grant from Alkaline Trio join Greg Corner from Kill Hannah and Scott Lucas from Local H to form a cover-band supergroup. Corner tells me that it’s strictly a one-off thing for a friend’s […]

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Diddy and Felix: Lectro Black

Over the weekend I tore through Thomas Pynchon’s new Inherent Vice, which is excellent and, like all good Pynchon books, frequently hilarious. Given its late-60s LA-hippie setting and Pynchon’s affection for rock music, it’s not surprising to encounter talk throughout about acts like the Trashmen, Thunderclap Newman, and Wild Man Fischer. Less expected—and thus more […]