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Events Wed Mar 18 2015

Writers Reading about Songs: Quimby's Night at Livewire Lounge

3-Songs, 3 Writers About Songs
This Sunday, March 22, Wicker Park/Bucktown's Quimby's Bookstore takes over Livewire Lounge, 3394 N. Milwaukee Ave., to create an event mashup of words and music that's been unseen before in Chicago.

The show, 3 Songs, 3 Writers Reading About Those Songs, was curated by the fine staff at Quimby's after being approached by the bar to partner on an event.

Mike "McBeardo" McPadden, author of Heavy Metal Movies: Guitar Barbarians, Mutant Bimbos, and Cult Zombies Amok in the 666 Most Ear- and Eye-Ripping Big Scream Films Ever! (Bazillion Points, 2014), will be reading about the Generation X song Kiss Me Deadly. Writer Celia Forrest will be reading about the DBs song Black and White. And for the third reader, there will be a mystery guest reading about the Blondie song X Offender.

All songs then will be performed live by the punk a capella outfit the Blue Ribbon Glee Club. The event begins at 7pm and is 21+.

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