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Version Fest Time Again

Spring is in the air and so is impending arty madness. Its the time of year coked out art vampires don sunblock to go out of their bat caves once again and the smelly art kids return to the streets to fight the man and their boredom with a mix of dance moves and wheat pasted stickiness. In a dark void somewhere in between these two groups Version >08 is taking place. So check out the website for full schedule and to make sure you don’t miss any of the fun!

Oink Oink Comics

Comics With Problems #24

I’m not blogging about the late, lamented torrent tracker.  I’m blogging about something better – a new issue of Ethan Persoff’s Comics With Problems is loose on teh internets. This time, Persoff dusts off “Easy Does It”, a perverse, anthropomorphic slaughterhouse propaganda piece produced by Swift & Company in the days when Back of the Yards had yards to be in back of.  Link to the delicious bacon! 

Neal Pollack vs. Chris Connelly!!!

Wow that would be a strange battle, but seriously we got two great events this week. So get off the couch, brave the cold and check em out! As always all events at Quimby’s are FREE!!!

Thursday, Feb. 21th, 7:00 PM

Neal Pollack reads Alternadad

Friday, Feb. 22nd, 7:00 PM

Chris Connelly reads Concrete, Bulletproof, Invisible and Fried: My Life as a Revolting Cock


New Stuff 2/02/08

Well the city is slowly diggin’ out from the slush and snow, but we are full steam ahead. Lots of new stuff this week and some deep restocks so I can safely say this is a good week to drop in. On the new stuff frontier; Y the Last Man #60 just came out which ends the series, also the highly anticipated second issue of Crickets by Sammy Harkam is fresh off the presses, plus tons of new magazines, books & smut. See you soon. Wear some waterproof boots. Don’t eat the gray snow!

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Chris Connelly live at Quimby’s!

Feb ’08
22
7:00 pm

Friday, February 22nd, 7:00 PM — Free!

About Concrete, Bulletproof, Invisible and Fried: My Life as a Revolting Cock:

When hardcore industrial rocker and Ministry supremo Al Jourgensen recruited Chris Connelly as a singer for The Revolting Cocks, the young Scottish lad could hardly have imagined the mayhem that was to ensue.

As an integral part of Jourgensen’s Mad Max-like mutant family of musicians, Connelly joined a drug-crazed traveling circus. Live shows were transformed into an ear-splitting redneck disco from hell, under the influence of a mind-boggling cocktail of every conceivable narcotic, with sleazy strippers and even reports of live cattle on stage.

As well as Jourgensen and all the Wax Trax crew, the book features cameo appearances by Ogre of Skinny Puppy, Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails, Killing Joke, Jah Wobble, and Cabaret Voltaire. Despite the unrelenting chaos, both Ministry and the Revolting Cocks have been immensely successful; Connelly appeared on two US gold albums (The Land of Rape and Honey and The Mind is a Terrible Thing to Taste) and worked as songwriter on Ministry’s million-plus selling platinum album Psalm 69. Connelly’s superbly written, funny, irreverent and sometimes downright scary memoir is one of the finest portrayals of a man trapped in the eye of a post-punk industrial storm this side of Armageddon. Chris Connelly will be on hand to read from and sign copies of his book.

About Chris Connelly:
While his contributions to Ministry, the Revolting Cocks, and Pigface have earned him a reputation as a ferocious industrial rocker, singer/songwriter Chris Connelly’s solo career has explored softer music that’s more in line with Nick Cave, David Bowie, Leonard Cohen, and the later work of Scott Walker. Born and raised in Edinbourough, Scotland, and currently living in Chicago; Connelly has had a long and sustained musical career as a solo artist.