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Sound Check: A Concert Series to Benefit Gary Schepers 

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Chicago soundman and musician Gary "Elvis" Schepers, profiled in the Meter on January 6, is currently in an assisted living center after several weeks of hospitalization to fight a flesh-eating bacterial infection. Schepers is uninsured, and his medical expenses have already topped six figures. The organizers of this benefit series have also established a Gary Schepers trust, and donations can be made in person at any National City bank or mailed to the branch at 1520 N. Damen, Chicago, IL 60622. For more information call 773-227-4433.

FRIDAY 20

:00 Jay Farrar, Robbie Fulks, Corky Siegel, Bakelite 78, Devil in a Woodpile, Dolly Varden, Bunker Town, Jane Baxter-Miller, Prohibition Orchestra. $25 main room, $10 side bar.

FitzGerald's | 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn | 708-788-2118, ext. 25

9:30 New Duncan Imperials, Mr. Rudy Day, Diamond Jim Greene. $12, $10 in advance.

Abbey Pub | 3420 W. Grace | 773-478-4408 or 866-468-3401

SUNDAY 22

Noon Blisters, Wee Hairy Beasties with Jon Langford & Sally Timms, Kelly Hogan, Nora O'Connor, Scott Ligon. $10, $5 children five and up. A

Hideout | 1354 W. Wabansia | 773-227-4433

:00 Califone (see the Treatment), Grimble Grumble, Edith Frost, Chris Mills. $20.

Hideout | 1354 W. Wabansia | 773-227-4433

WEDNESDAY 25

9:00 Jeff Tweedy, Devil in a Woodpile. $30, sold out.

Abbey Pub | 3420 W. Grace | 773-478-4408 or 866-468-3401

THURSDAY 26

:00 Kelly Hogan, Jim and Dave Boquist & Mike Heidorn, Eric Noden, Sleepydog, Lush Budgett. $15.

Martyrs' | 3855 N. Lincoln | 773-404-9494 or 800-594-8499

FRIDAY 27

9:30 Bottle Rockets, Tijuana Hercules, Great Crusades. $12.

Schubas | 3159 N. Southport | 773-525-2508

SATURDAY FEB 4

4:30 Freakwater, Jim Elkington, Deanna Varagona. Price to be determined.

Hideout | 1354 W. Wabansia | 773-227-4433

Art accompanying story in printed newspaper (not available in this archive): photo/Jim Newberry.

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