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Clarence Ewing: The Million Year Trip writesA Special Invitation to a Preview of Democracy Burlesque!

Next week Democracy Burlesque, a political sketch comedy and variety show, will take the stage for the first of three CHIRP Radio benefit shows at Mary’s Attic in Andersonville!

The performances don’t start until next week, but a little bird told us that tonight’s tech rehearsal is open for people who are willing to spread the word about the show.

Stop by Mary’s Attic (5400 N. Clark) tonight for a taste of “Hypocracy Now,” a show about the truth about lies!

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Clarence Ewing: The Million Year Trip writesThis Week with CHIRP Radio (Week of Oct. 17)

Monday Oct. 17th

It’s CHIRP Night at the Whistler with Cross Record and Tiny Fireflies! CHIRP DJs spin between sets and raffle tickets will be sold throughout the night. A percentage of the bar sales benefits CHIRP Radio.

The Whistler / 2421 N. Milwaukee / 9:30pm – 2:00am / No Cover / 21+



 

Friday Oct. 21st

CHIRP Welcomes Cymbals Eat Guitars with Hooray for Earth and Bailiff to Lincoln Hall!

Lincoln Hall / 2424 N. Lincoln Ave. / 10:00pm / 21+



 

Saturday Oct. 22nd

CHIRP Welcomes Friendly Fires and Theophilus London to Metro!

Metro / 3730 N. Clark St. / 10:00pm / 18+



 

Sunday Oct. 23rd

CHIRP Welcomes Phantogram, Reptar, and Exitmusic to Metro!

Metro / 3730 N. Clark St. / 8:00pm / 18+

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Topics: this week

Clarence Ewing: The Million Year Trip writesThis Saturday, Queer Committee Presents Homo-Coming at Beauty Bar!

Tomorrow night (Oct. 15) Queer Committee and Beauty Bar present HOMO-COMING, the homecoming-themed dance event you need to be at! Two Chicago DJs who have been packing dance floors for years, Black Gold (Queerer Park) and DJ Reaganomix (FKA), will be spinning the jams, and GlitterGuts will be on hand with Polyshots that will capture those special moments. Plus, your admission will go to support CHIRP Radio. What more could you want in a night out?!

Beauty Bar / 1444 W. Chicago Ave / 10pm – 3am / $5.00 / 21+

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Topics: beauty bar

Mike Bennett writesFriday iPod/MP3 Shuffle—Happy Birthday Thomas Dolby Edition

Let’s say a happy birthday to a man who was in town just last week. Thomas Dolby got his start playing in Bruce Wooley and the Camera Club, writing songs with Lena Lovich and playing sessions with Foreigner (that’s him playing keyboards on “Waiting for a Girl Like You”). He eventually went out on his own, debuting with the terrific Golden Age Of Wireless album. His mix of electronics with regular instrumentation was creative and he had ample songwriting chops. He then hit with “She Blinded Me With Science”. From there, Dolby experimented with various approaches and when his career stalled, he went on to work on various aspects of instruments and sound. He still tours and entertains to this day. So in Dolby’s honor, please get out your iPod or MP3 player, hit shuffle and share the first 10 songs that come up.

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Topics: ipod, mp3

Clarence Ewing: The Million Year Trip writesTONIGHT: CHIRP Welcomes Zola Jesus & Xanopticon to Lincoln Hall

Zola Jesus has been getting a lot of attention in 2011. Listen to her incredible voice and intensely atmospheric music and it’s not hard to understand why. Join us tonight at Lincoln Hall for what’s sure to be a fantastic performance. Also on deck tonight are the mind-blowing electronics of Breakcore master Xanopticon!

Lincoln Hall / 2424 N. Lincoln Ave. / 9:00pm / 18+

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Topics: concerts

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