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Kim Gordon doing Q&A / book signing at Music Box Theatre

Kim Gordon's much anticipated Girl in A Band: A Memoir is set for release Feb 24. In promotion of the book's release, Gordon will be stopping by the Music Box Theatre on Thursday Feb 26 for a conversation with former WBEZ 9...

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Stephin Merritt playing Chicago during book tour (Magnetic Fields frontman also speaking in town)

This sums it up nicely:Stephin Merritt, songwriter and frontman of the critically acclaimed Magnetic Fields, will be in Chicago on November 8 for a rare, intimate solo performance at the Old Town School of Folk Music at 7:00pm...

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Billy Idol autobiography out now, new LP coming soon; playing the Riv on 2015 tour w/ Broncho (dates, song streams)

Billy Idol at Bonnaroo 2013 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)

Billy Idol is a busy guy these days-- he welcomed an autobiography titled Dancing With Myself earlier this week, and is slated to release his first new studio effort since 2005's Devil's Playground, called Kings & Queens Of The Underground, on October 21...

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Rob Delaney wrote a book, playing the Music Box Theatre in November

Comedian // Twitter-fiend Rob Delaney is set to release his first book, Rob Delaney: Mother. Wife. Sister. Human. Warrior. Falcon. Yardstick...

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Demetri Martin releasing new book, playing UP Comedy Club on tour

Demetri Martin is gearing up for the release of his second book, Point Your Face at This, which is due out on March 19. Unlike 2011's This Is a Book, Point Your Face at This is "devoted entirely to his trademark one-liners and drawings, as well as short prose and poetry, leaving the longer-form material for his next hardcover...

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David Byrne talking about his new book at The Music Box the day before his show with St. Vincent

How Music Works is David Byrne's remarkable and buoyant celebration of a subject he has spent a lifetime thinking about. In it he explores how profoundly music is shaped by its time and place, and he explains how the advent of recording technology in the twentieth century forever changed our relationship to playing, performing, and listening to music...

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Bettye LaVette performing at the Highline Ballroom, 5/26/10, New York City
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Bettye LaVette celebrating 50th anniversary w/ new album, book & tour, playing two nights at City Winery

Bettye LaVette @ Highline Ballroom in 2010 (NYC) (more by Jacob Blickenstaff)

As seen on BrooklynVegan, Bettye LaVette is celebrating the 50th anniversary of her music career with a new LP, called Thankful N' Thoughtful, due out on September 25 via Anti-, and an autobiography, A Woman Like Me, co-written due to hit stores on September 27 via Blue Rider Press/Penguin...

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Saul Williams visiting Schubas on spoken word tour

Saul Williams @ Afro Punk Fest in 2009 (more by Tim Griffin)

As seen on BrooklynVegan, Saul Williams will be heading out on a spoken word tour later this summer, which he's calling the Chorus tour...

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Ray Bradbury, RIP

Ray Douglas Bradbury was born Aug. 22, 1920, in Waukegan, Ill., to Leonard Spaulding Bradbury and the former Esther Marie Moberg. As a child he soaked up the ambiance of small-town life -- wraparound porches, fireflies and the soft, golden light of late afternoon -- that would later become a hallmark of much of his fiction...

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Wilco release ‘The Incredible Shrinking Tour of Chicago,’ Spanish version of “Dawned on Me” (stream it)

Wilco @ Civic Opera House in December (more by Matt Ziegler)

You might remember what we called "Wilco week" in December, the band's five-night run of hometown shows ordered by decreasing venue size (Civic Opera House, the Riv, the Vic, Metro, and Lincoln Hall)...

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