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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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Friday, July 1

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Jason Forrest @ Subterranean

Jason Forrest, darling of the glitchcore set and creator of the compelling album Shamelessly Exciting (which samples everything from Blood Sweat & Tears to Blondie) plays tonight at Subterranean. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the Subterranean Website. Fans of songs with a lot of samples played really loud & fast will not want to miss this. Subterranean: 2011 W. North. (773) 278-6600.

Sketchcore: Urban Legends

SKETCHCORE’s "Urban Legends" continues tonight at 10:30 at The Oracle Theatre, located at 3809 N. Broadway Ave. The show runs on Fridays until March 31st . Tickets are $10 general admission and $8 with student ID. To reserve tickets call 773.780.9174 or, for more information go to or

Winston Smith signs montage art @ Quimby's

Winston Smith, is a collage artist best known for his surrealistic and satirical montage book cover and album cover art since the late 1970s punk era (Dead Kennedys, DOA, etc.) up through the present with Green Day, George Carlin, Greg Palast, among others. He will be in the store to sign copies of his monographs and possibly some album covers if you bring them. The signing starts at 6:30pm at Quimby's at 1854 W. North Ave, call 773/342-0910.

National Reparations Conference @ Parkway Ballroom

From the Chicago Defender: "The psychosis of what happened to African American’s ancestors some 400 years ago runs so deep today that it will be the focus when Tillman’s 2006 National Reparations Convention gets underway at 9 a.m. Friday at the Parkway Ballroom, 4645 S. King Dr."

Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for seniors. The convention spans the weekend.

Haitian Music and Dance @ Alliance Francaise

As part of a festival celebrating the diversity of French-speaking countries, the Alliance Francaise hosts this event, which features Haitian cuisine and performances by the Raco Comfo International soul-singing group and the Tamboula Ethnic Dance Company. Free, 6 PM. 54 W. Chicago Ave. For more information, call 312-337-1070 or visit the website.



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