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I-GO Carbon Neutral for Chicago Musicians

By Julene McCoy in Arts & Entertainment on May 30, 2007 10:03PM

2007_05_IGOPoster.jpgTime sure does fly when we don’t have to work on Mondays. We were sitting around minding our own business when we realized that it’s Wednesday already and that means the I-GO Audio Emissions contest is over and we’re supposed to be heading over to their show on Thursday night to see who garnered the most votes and rock out to some hometown musicians. We should probably say who won, huh?

Two of the four contest winners will be opening the CD release party at the Metro. The other top vote-getters for Chicago were IIwII (It Is What It Is), Od Tapo Imi and Billie D. Imelda de la Cruz and Animate Objects join Detholz!, Palliard and Madison Buchanan in gracing the Metro stage. Miss Mia will host the entire evening while DJ sets by DJ Flawlezs and Quantazelle will fill out that time between bands.

I-GO Car Sharing is committed to helping Chicago make environmentally sound transportation choices and to that end, Thursday’s concert will offer free bike valet until midnight and the party will be carbon neutral. A VIP lounge (if one chooses to pay the extra $10) featuring treats from local, green businesses such as Red Hen Bakery, Irv and Shelly’s Fresh Picks and Zapatista Restaurant will be set up in the balcony.

All concert-goers receive a copy of the I-GO Audio Emissions CD featuring Chicago’s finest bands, a year’s subscription to Time Out Chicago, and a gift bag! Here’s where it gets all complicated and shit: tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door, or $20 for the VIP treatment which includes the chance to win a Dahon bike. Why that’s complicated? It’s not so clear if one can choose to be a VIP when paying at the door or if we can successfully argue with the customer service reps at Ticketmaster to really get in for the $9 (+$1 facility fee or whatever that lame charge is) that they list VIP entrance as on the sidebar of the purchasing page. Who wants to be Chicagoist’s lawyer for that big payday?

Thursday, May 31, Metro, doors at 6:00 p.m., show at 7:00 p.m., 21+

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