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Concert Fri Apr 06 2007

Free concert - just don't go home after work!

You're already downtown for work. It's Friday night, and you want to go home for the day, but you can't! You've got unfinished business. You've got a FREE show to check out!

Tonight at 6 p.m., as part of the two-day viral:CULTURE symposium, Columbia College (at Hokin Annex, 623 S. Wabash) brings three immense musicians to expound on the event's central thesis: "explor[ing] the infectious nature of creativity and how individual disciplines infect, influence, mutate and inspire other visual and creative practices including fine art, graphic design, product design, advertising, fashion, video and music."

Secretly Canadian recording artist Dave Fischoff comes correct with influences like the Beach Boys, Burt Bacharach, Boards of Canada and Public Enemy. His new album, The Crawl, is suave and intelligent - just like you! Aaron Dilloway runs Hanson Records, records solo, and is a former member of Wolf Eyes. His 8-track loop tapes and contact mics are stuff of legend, but stand back! Those arms and legs, they do like to flail around. Mark Solotroff is the Imperator for life of Bloodyminded, runs the Bloodlust! record label, and performs solo with 6-8 microphones feeding back - an impressive sight, and a ferocious sound. You won't believe mic feedback could be so sumptuous and disciplined.

Not to over-emphasize, but this is a FREE show. And, it's at 6 p.m. So, don't go home yet! Go check this out - if you're stuck for something to do downtown between 5:00 and 6:00, well, a little birdie told me that they just opened the new Reckless Records at 26 E. Madison the other day...

(nb. if you've got the whole day to hang out, you can check out the day-long symposium as well. Check out the schedule here - note the free lunch with music by Locrian - or check here for assorted good-timin' workshops to be had throughout the day)

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