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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, December 9

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Honky Tanked @ Crown Liquors

DJ Harrison's Honky Tanked set offers up a wild ride full of outlaw country, bluegrass and western tonight at Crown Liquors' tap room, 2821 N. Milwaukee Ave. Tunes kick off around 9pm. 21+

Grails, Lichens, Locrian @ Empty Bottle

Grails, a Portland-based instrumental rock act with ancient ritualistic touches, grace the Empty Bottle (1035 N. Western) with their ankh-rock tonight at 9:30. Locally-based Kranky Records act Lichens plays second, and black metal/drone duo Locrian open. $8.

Anne Elizabeth Moore @ The Parlor

First published at age 15, Anne Elizabeth Moore has since had her work included in The Onion, the Chicago Reader, B*tch, Tin House, Stayfree!, The Progressive, the Journal of Popular Culture, and Punk Planet. She will be appearing tonight at The Parlor, a monthly reading series, hosted by Chicago's Green Lantern and sponsored by Bad At Sports Podcast. 7pm, 1511 N. Milwaukee Ave. Call 773-235-0936 or Email for more info.

Bookslut reading @ Hopleaf

Bookslut presents the latest in their monthly reading series. Tonight's scheduled author: French cartoonist David B, author of Epileptic Fit. The reading happens tonight at 7:30pm at Hopleaf (5148 N. Clark Street) in their upstairs space. The event is free and open to the public.

Venom Lords @ Double Door

Hometown zombie-loving rockers, Venom Lords, hit the stage at Double Door tonight. Coronas, Genius School, and Gabriel Kahane also play. 1572 N. Milwaukee Ave. 773-489-3160. Show starts 9pm. 21 & up. Tickets are $5, get them online or at the door.

Powder: Writing by Women in the Ranks @ Women & Children First

Elaine Little Tuman, Dhana-Marie Branton and Sharon Allen come to Women & Children First to discuss their book Powder: Writing by Women in the Ranks, From Vietnam to Iraq. The 40 poems and essays in the book have been written by women who have served in military conflicts such as Somalia, Vietnam and Desert Shield and cover everything from heat exhaustion to interrogating suspected terrorists to attempted rape. Free at 7:30pm at 5233 N. Clark St. Call 773-769-9299 for more information.

Matt & Kim @ Subterranean

Brooklyn's undeniably energetic duo Matt & Kim play alongside the equally frenetic tag team Best Fwends and Chicago's diminutive powerhouse Hollywood Holt tonight at Sub-T, 2011 W. North Ave. This hyper hipster set has so much spastic energy they're actually slated for two shows! Tonight's starts at 9:30pm and costs $10. 21+



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