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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, May 24

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Smooth Move! The Yacht Rock Tribute Band

Proving that the soft and unoffensive tunes of such music legends as Loggins and Messina, Christopher Cross, and Toto will never lose their luster, Smooth Move, a genre tribute band created from the hilarious online soap opera Yacht Rock, will be performing at Martyr's, 3855 N. Lincoln, at 9:00 p.m. ($7).

The John & Bill Show @ the Portage Theater

Night two of The John & Bill Show at the Portage Theater, 4050 N. Milwaukee Ave., features Bill Plympton hosting the Chicago premiere of his latest feature-length animated film, Hair High. A gothic myth from the 1950s about two teenagers murdered on prom night and returning one year later for revenge and their crowns. Featuring the voice talent of Sarah Silverman, Don Hertzfeldt, Martha Plimpton & Matt Groening. Showtime is 8pm, be sure to buy your tickets in advance. Plus a 1pm Saturday matinee presented by John K. of "Ren & Stimpy" fame, filled with kid-tested mother-approved cartoons filled with gross-out humor that will make the kid in you laugh.

Phillip Jeck @ Lampo (Lampo's 100th concert!)

British avant-garde turntable manipulator Phillip Jeck will be the guest of honor at Lampo's 100th hosted performance in Chicago. This is not your father's dance music - in fact, it's not dance music at all. Jeck coaxes waves upon waves of scratchy, crackly vinyl noise out of his custom turntables to surreal effect. Unlike anything you've heard, and not to be missed. Lampo, 2116 W. Chicago Ave, 9 p.m., $12.



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