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Wednesday, November 13

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Joe Raglani, Silvum, Glass Bath, Eavil @ Nihilist

If you're low on cash, dying to head to Chinatown on Friday, and aching for some head-clearing synth drone/soundscape, come to Nihilist (2255 S. Michigan Ave., 9 p.m., $5 at the door) and hear two out of towners and two locals: Joe Raglani (St. Louis), Silvum (Champaign, IN), Glass Bath and Eavil (both Chicago).

Get Drunk with Vince Neil

Yeah, totally not kidding about this one. Seems that the former Motley Crue frontman is putting out his own brand of tequila (and no, it's not called "Dr. Feelgood." It's called Tres Rios.) And he's doing a tasting of it at the Binny's Ivanhoe Castle in Wrigleyville on March 23 from 6 pm to 7 pm. Sounds good, hrm? I bet there will be girls, girls, girls.

JazzFood @ Vintage Wine Bar

JazzFood, a jazz trio featuring Drive-Thru writer Alan Lake, plays Vintage Wine Bar, 1942 W. Division St., from 7:30pm to 11:30pm. Expect an eclectic mix of ballads, bossa nova and blues jazz to go with your wine. No cover, 21 and over.

Heat & Life Ecological-Minded Dance/Discussion @ Links

This Friday (3/23 8pm), Saturday (3/24 8pm) and Sunday (3/25 7pm) come check out "Heat and Life" dances by Minneapolis choreographer Emily Johnson. "Heat and Life depicts a frenetic world fueled by anxiety, paranoia, and fear - a world Catalyst uses to explore connections between global warming, overpopulation, degradation of natural and urban environments, perpetual war, insatiable greed, and how we contribute and respond to these human-made disasters." Post-show Discussions every night Facilitatied by Kristen Cox (Friday) of Fire This Time Fund and AREA Chicago, Alex Wilson (Saturday) of West Town Bikes, and Laurie Palmer (Sunday) of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and AREA Chicago.

The event will take place at Links Hall, 3435 N. Sheffield Ave. $15 ($10 students/seniors) Reserve tickets by emailing: info@linkshall.org

Localicious Food and Wine Tasting Party @ Chicago Cultural Center

A group of local chefs will be serving up dishes made from local organic produce this evening at 6 pm in Preston Bradley Hall at the Chicago Cultural Center. The Dominic Johnson Trio will also perform. This evening event is part of the FamilyFarmed.org Expo which runs through Saturday. Tickets are $75 in advance and $90 at the door. Call 312-951-8999 ext. 107 for more information.

Man Man @ Abbey Pub

Cro-magnon carrousel-rock Brooklynites Man Man bring their spazz out show to the stage of the Abbey Pub this evening. Man Man will no doubt be trying out new tracks from their recently recorded third full length, which has a special connection with Chicago considering it was recorded at local show space/studio Shape Shoppe in February. Openers include female-fronted proggies Reds and Blue and the eccentric Icy Demons, whose forthcoming LP Miami Ice might just be the best titled record of '07. Doors are at 8 PM, show starts at 9. Tickets are $12 advance and $14 at the door. Call 773-478-4408 for more details.

Ellen Allien @ Smart Bar

Berlin-based electronic musician, producer, and label maven Ellen Allien brings her lush and edgey style of electro- tech to Chicago tonight as she headlines behind the decks at Smart Bar. In an opening slot, west coast "micro-house" popster Safety Scissors will provide some quirky four-on-the-floor action via a guest deejay set. Keep an eye on the Transmission page for more info. 3730 N. Clark St. Admission is $10 in advance, $15 the day of. Doors open at 10pm.

 

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