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Monday, March 8

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May or May Not (as Daft Punk) @ Hideout

Local band May or May Not will again take on the role of Daft Punk, as they did at Double Door's Halloween Bash in October, as guests of Life During Wartime's Hideout residency. Expect costumes. The show begins at 9PM and will be followed by a regular LDW set. For more information, visit the Hideout.

Rodrigo y Gabriela @ Hideout

Mexican guitarists Rodrigo y Gabriela, who earlier this year wowed the crowd at Old Town School, will be playing a free show at the Hideout at 7:30. While adamant about their music not being flamenco, their quick-paced rhythmic sound is most certainly influenced by traditional Latin music and a little by heavy metal. (They were, by the way, in a metal band before becoming a duo.) Their metal roots still come out in their live shows - most notably when dropping a Metallica riff into a bridge. For more information, visit the Hideout.

Ivan Brunetti @ Chicago Comics

Ivan Brunetti, editor of the recently released Anthology of Graphic Fiction and contributor to Best American Comics 2006, comes to Chicago Comics tonight for a booksigning with colleague Todd Hignite, editor of Comic Art magazine. Free from 5-7pm at 3244 N. Clark St. Call 773-528-1983 for more information.

Naughty By Nature, Digital Underground @ Congress

Are you down with O.P.P.? Yeah, you know me! True '90s timewarp time. Tonight Naughty By Nature, Digital Underground (of "The Humpty Dance" fame) and Black Sheep take the stage at the Congress Theatre as a part of the Rap History Tour. Music starts at 9pm. Tickets range from $25-$50 (VIP) and can be purchased through the usual suspects. Hip Hop Hooray!

Bluegrasss Legends Concert @ Am. Legion Hall

Bluegrass Legends Concerts Presents: Legendary Kentucky Bluegrass with Melvin Goins & Windy Mountain (Special Guests: The Handsome Molly Band) tonight at 8pm at the American Legion Music Hall, 1030 Central Street, Evanston, IL. Tickets are $20 Donation Adults and $15 Seniors & Kids. Call 847-573-0443 for information or email

Handmade Market @ Empty Bottle

If you're interested in handmade jewelry, clothing, handbags, and other artsy items, head to the Empty Bottle, 1035 N. Western Ave., from noon to 4:30pm for the Handmade Market. Check out for more details.

Archer Prewitt, Angela Desveaux @ Empty Bottle

Archer Prewitt has been playing around town a bit lately, with a show alongside Sam Prekop at the Hideout last month, and tonight's show at the Bottle giving him some fine friendly spaces to try out new material. If you want up close and personal with this The Sea and Cake guitarist, head out tonight. Angela Desveaux, an alt-country Canadian artist who's also on the Thrill Jockey label, opens, along with The David Daniell/Douglas McCombs Duo. Tickets are $10 in advance, ($12 day of show) and the music starts at 10pm.

Trunk Show @ Cultural Center

To help you prepare for the holidays, the Shop at the Cultural Center is hosting trunk shows by local artisans and designers every Saturday in November and December before Christmas. Nibble on snacks as you browse.11 AM to 3 PM, 78 E Washington. For more information, call 312-744-6630 or visit the website.



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