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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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Thursday, December 2

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Sketch Monday

Sketch Monday is a biweekly event with a variety of artists who sit, draw, drink, talk, draw some more. At Tantrum, 1023 S. State St., starting around 7-730pm. Free, but 21 and over.

How Indie Rock Saved My Life @ Book Cellar

John Sellers was forlorn until a little thing called indie rock came into his life as a teen. He's scrounged for tapes, followed bands overseas and even given up meat in the name of Morrissey (though not for very long). Now he's all grown up (and writing for the likes of GQ, Spin and the New York Times for a living). Hear him read from his new book Perfect From Now On: How Indie Rock Saved My Life tonight at the Book Cellar at 7pm. (Bonus: Catch a special live rock tribute on Saturday, July 7. Details to come.)

75th Anniversary Salute to FDR @ Auditorium

75 years ago today, Franklin D. Roosevelt was nominated for U.S. president in Chicago. Commemorating this milestone, actor Robert Vaughan will recreate FDR's "New Deal" speech, the theater will be redecorated to look like a political convention floor, and a half dozen journalists will reflect on FDR's legacy. This event is a benefit for Chicago's Museum of Broadcast Communications; tickets are $25 for general admission. ($500 VIP tickets are also available.) 7 PM, Michigan Ave. at Congress. For more information, visit the website.

Sleep Out @ Schubas

Earlier this year, Punk Planet (tip-and-shout) declared local indie-rockers Sleep Out's freshman LP, I Was Your Shroud one of the best debuts of 2006. Now, the band is out to up the ante on its sophomore effort -- due out later this year -- by enlisting Dylan Magierek (Mark Kozelek, Erelend Oye, Low, Call & Response) to record the album. Tonight, the quintet will preview some of the new material. Wax Fang headlines. 9pm. $6.



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