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News Wed Jun 27 2007

Transmission Thursday at the Five Star!

IMG_0111.JPGIt's Thursday, so the TX staff will once again be rolling into the Five Star to listen to New Wave while the adorably annoyed staff serves us well liquor and watches us drop bleary-eyed game on strangers. Last week involved cupcakes, a birthday girl, and Guitar Hero, not to mention the charming asshole who tried to pick up my girlfriend by telling her how much his watch cost. (Answer: his dignity.) We'll be there again tonight, along with DJ Brad Owen and his uncanny ability to take hits from the 80s (yeah yeah) and make it sound so crazy (yeah yeah). Five Star is at 1424 W. Chicago, just west of Chicago and Ashland, see you there after about 930. Also make sure to join our Facebook group -- how else are you all going to keep the flirt alive between Thursdays? Pics from last week after the jump.






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Loren Jan Wilson of my band, The Heaven Seventies.

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I don't get this whole namaste thing, but I think dude thought he and I connected over it.

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Wear....my....STICKER

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My constant demand for creativity with the stickers leads to some interesting moments.

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And some very predictable ones...

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...Which are then totally totally upstaged by a SuicideGirl...

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...Which in turn inspires an epidemic of crotch photography. My poor camera.

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TX editor-in-chief Anne Holub and GB rockstar Shylo Bisnett, holding it down.

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Anne and Dan M.

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Nick Hudac of the The Goddamn Shame, causing trouble.

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A babushka! That's a new one.

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As is this quizzical nose-pose. Finally, some creativity -- although this was all in execution, really.

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That's me. Come say hi!

 
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