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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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Monday, May 27

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Version Festival 14

The 14th annual Version Festival runs June 21-29 with the theme "the Placemakers." Tonight from 4 to 6pm, the Bridgeport Streetscaping Society leads a tour of recent guerrilla streetscaping and tactical urbanism projects, beginning at Bubbly Dynamics, 1048 W. 37th St. Tickets are $5.

Corn's-A-Poppin' @ Music Box

The Northwest Chicago Film Society presents Corn's-A-Poppin', a 1955 independent film preserved by the Society, at the Music Box, 3733 N. Southport Ave., tonight at 5, 7 and 9pm. Tickets are $7.

Bob Mould @ Downtown Sound

The Downtown Sound free concert series at 6:30pm in the Pritzker Pavilion, 201 E. Randolph St. in Millennium Park, this week features Bob Mould of Hüsker Dü and Sugar, with Split Single opening. Seating begins at 5:30pm.

Swans/Xiu Xiu @ Lincoln Hall

Lincoln Hall, 2424 N. Lincoln Ave, will be hosting two incredibly experimental bands, Swans and Xiu Xiu. Since their resurgence in 2010, Swans released three fantastic albums. They will be supporting their latest album, To Be Kind, delivers more than two hours of their unique sound, an interesting combination of ambiance, industrial, and post rock. Xiu Xiu, fronted by Jamie Stewart, will be opening with their avant-garde art rock. Their latest album, Angel Guts: Red Classroom, shows Stewart at a new peak of darkness and subversion. Tickets are $25 for this 21+ show.

Courtney Barnett @ Schubas

Courtney Barnett plays an XRT Free Sample show at Schubas, 3159 N. Southport Ave., tonight at 8pm. Doors open at 7:30pm. 21+

Do312 4 Year Birthday Bash @ Empty Bottle

Join in on Do312's birthday celebration at Empty Bottle, 1035 N Western, along with three fantastic bands. White Hinterland will be bringing her electronically driven pop along with local band Touched by Ghoul's ghostly rock. The event will also be a great chance to see Benjamin Booker and his punk infused blues before he goes on tour with Jack White This event is 21+ and FREE with RSVP.



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