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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

A guitar transfigured into liquid cheese on the gig poster of the week

Posted By on 12.12.18 at 06:00 AM

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ARTIST: Ryan Duggan
SHOW: Ryley Walker, Ohmme, and Ben LaMar Gay at the Empty Bottle on Fri 12/28
MORE INFO: ryanduggan.com

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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

See it now: 'The Many Hats of Ralph Arnold'

Posted By on 12.11.18 at 06:00 AM

Ralph Arnold, Who You/Yeah Baby, 1968 - DEPAUL ART MUSEUM, WITH PERMISSION FROM THE PAULS FOUNDATION
  • DePaul Art Museum, with permission from The Pauls Foundation
  • Ralph Arnold, Who You/Yeah Baby, 1968

There’s still time to catch "The Many Hats of Ralph Arnold: Art, Identity & Politics" at Columbia College’s Museum of Contemporary Photography. But not a lot of time: the show of seldom-seen work by this black gay artist and educator whose collages captured the social upheavals of the 1960s and ’70s closes December 21.

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Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Carpooling upstream to spawn on the gig poster of the week

Posted By on 12.05.18 at 06:00 AM

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ARTIST: Jay Ryan
SHOWS: The solo living-room tour of Hum front man Matt Talbott, which included stops in Chicago and Skokie
MORE INFO: thebirdmachine.com

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Wednesday, November 28, 2018

A highly unprofessional trepanation on the gig poster of the week

Posted By on 11.28.18 at 06:00 AM

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ARTIST: Bill Connors
SHOWS: Oozing Wound, Conduit, Rectal Hygienics, and Bruges at Sleeping Village on Fri 12/14
MORE INFO: instagram.com/billconnors

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Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Remember to floss your nipples on the gig poster of the week

Posted By on 11.21.18 at 06:00 AM

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ARTIST: Sarah Squirm
SHOW: Helltrap Nightmare with Itsi at the Hideout on Sun 12/2
MORE INFO: sarahsquirm.tumblr.com

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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Nobody’s getting this pearl on the gig poster of the week

Posted By on 11.14.18 at 06:00 AM

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ARTIST: Margot Ferrick
SHOW: The Cairo Gang (solo) and Caroline Campbell at the Hideout on Wed 11/14
MORE INFO: butterstory.tumblr.com

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Wednesday, November 7, 2018

It’s hard to stay quit on the gig poster of the week

Posted By on 11.07.18 at 06:00 AM

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ARTIST:  Josh Davis
SHOW: Jawbreaker, Naked Raygun, and Smoking Popes at the Aragon Ballroom on Sun 11/4
MORE INFO: deadmeatdesign.bigcartel.com

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Wednesday, October 31, 2018

This definitely isn’t shoo-fly pie on the gig poster of the week

Posted By on 10.31.18 at 06:00 AM

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ARTIST: Phil Guy
SHOWS: Phish at Allstate Arena on Fri 10/26 through Sun 10/28
MORE INFO: someguydesign.com

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Monday, October 29, 2018

What we learned this weekend at the Chicago Humanities Festival

Posted By , and on 10.29.18 at 06:00 AM

Jerry Saltz is happy to pose for selfies

Saltz at the 2018 Pulitzer awards ceremony - FUZHEADO
  • Fuzheado
  • Saltz at the 2018 Pulitzer awards ceremony

Jerry Saltz says he’s so withdrawn, he hasn’t gone to a sit-down dinner for 20 years. But give the 2018 Pulitzer Prize-winning New York magazine art critic an audience of 400 or so, and it’s SHOWTIME.

Last Saturday, on the stage of the Art Institute’s Fullerton Hall (a platform he says he’s wanted to occupy since his student days there), Saltz—cannily self-deprecating, shamelessly endearing, and, above all, funny—gave in once more to the demons that tell him to "dance naked in public."

Which is something he clearly loves to do. "Like Bruce Springsteen," he announced early on, "I will play until there's nobody alive in the audience."

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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Clean-burning rock on the gig poster of the week

Posted By on 10.17.18 at 06:00 AM

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ARTIST: Daniel MacAdam
SHOW: Lucero at Metro on Fri 9/28
MORE INFO: crosshairchicago.com

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