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Events Wed Jan 01 2014

Support Chicago Zine Fest with a Scream

58481_10150257304180372_1482693_n.jpgPunk rock, zines, and karaoke: there are some mutual affinities here. They're open even (or especially) to the untrained, they celebrate vigor and enthusiasm more than technical skill, and they're tons of fun to make. Fitting, then, that Chicago Zine Fest's first fundraiser of the year will be a night of Punk Rock Karaoke, held at Beauty Bar (1444 W. Chicago) on Thursday, January 9, at 8pm. (If you're wondering how come Bikini Kill and Black Flag don't show up in the songbooks at Spyner's or Lincoln Karaoke, it's because Punk Rock Karaoke Chicago records many of its backing tracks from scratch.) There's a $5 cover, which goes directly to the Fest--slated for March 14-15 this year, if you've unwrapped your 2014 calendars already.

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