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Concert Thu Jul 05 2007

Hear How Indie Rock Saved His Life

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). He's come to town to do some reading from his book Perfect From Now On: How Indie Rock Saved My Life, but Saturday night, he's going to help the Beat Kitchen rock with the likes of Chicago's own Guided By Voices tribute band the Textbook Committee. They'll pay homage to Bob Pollard along with (another local band) Farewell Captain who will forego their own originals to do a set of indie-rock cover songs by Pavement, Archers of Loaf and Superchunk all by John's request. Head on out and rock it like it's the days when MTV still played videos, and U2 was just some Irish dudes with questionable hair.

They'll play the late show at the Kitchen Saturday. Doors open at 10:30 pm, music starts at 11pm. Tickets are $7, 21+.

 
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