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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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Metal: A Headbanger's Journey @ Film Center

Tonight the Siskel Film Center turns the speakers up to 11 and totally rocks out, as it premieres the metal music documentary Metal: A Headbanger's Journey. Interviewed in the film: Dee Snider, Rob Zombie, Alice Cooper, Tommy Iommi, Ronnie James Dio, and more! The film shows for the next week at the Film Center; check the Film Center Website for a complete schedule. Tickets are $9, $5 for Film Center members, and $4 for SAIC students. Film Center: 164 N. State. (312) 846-2600.

Hoyle Brothers @ Empty Bottle (FREE)

If you can be convinced to go out on a Friday night and have a great time for free, you might just have to head down to the Empty Bottle for some hard Country Honky-Tonk with the Hoyle Brothers. You can sip on a PBR and hear some fine Texas shuffle, rave-up and honky-tonk music from country's 'true' musical legends. This will be a delight for those of you who long for and recall the days when 'country was country'. I'll be there with my boots strapped on tight. The Empty Bottle is located at 1035 N. Western Ave. Yee Haw!

Galactic @ Vic

The funk group Galactic hails from New Orleans, but ends up in Chicago on occasion, just when you're really feeling the need to shake your booty. Head over to The Vic for some "rump shakin'" tonight for the low low price of $24. Tickets available at the box office or through the usual suspects. Doors open at 8pm and this show is 18+. Opening is the Rebirth Brass Band, also not to be missed.

Dance Shelter @ Hamlin Park

Chicago Moving Company presents a concert of new works by founder Nana Shineflug and CMC Artists in Residence: Cindy Brandle (Cindy Brandle Dance Company); Atalee Judy (Breakbone DanceCo); and Rachel Bunting (The Humans). This evening at 7:30pm at the Hamlin Park Fieldhouse (3035 N. Hoyne). Tickets are $10-12. For more information, call 773-880-5402 or visit the website.



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