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By Tankboy in Miscellaneous on Feb 26, 2008 4:35PM

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2008_02_riverboat_gamblers.jpgMusic
The Riverboat Gamblers fucking slay, there's no debate there. Lead singer Mike Wiebe channels Iggy Pop's figuratively red-headed step-child as he thrashes and throws himself across the stage belting out hook-filled punk rawk anthems. No song breaks the 3-minute mark because there's no point in pushing the riffs any further than they need to go.

Double Door, 1572 N. Milwaukee, 9 p.m., $10, 21+

Film
We've already covered how much we enjoyed Chicago 10. Tonight Vanity fair is hosting a screening followed by a discussion with a panel of prominent activists moderated by NPR's Scott Simon. In today's times, when there is just oh so much one could rail against, it might be in our collective best interest to see how it was done in olden times.

Film Row Cinema at Columbia College, 1104 S Wabash, 8th Floor, 7 p.m., all ages

Magazines
Venuszine is celebrating the release of their new issue tonight at Cobra Lounge. Admittedly, we're torn. We are no fans of Cobra, but we are fans of Venuszine, and even bigger fans of the DJ duo heading up the festivities; Erica and Jessica from OFFICE. Plus? Free Kilo Kai rum drinks? O.K., we'll set aside our distaste for the location just this once since the event will kick so much (free!) ass.

235 N Ashland, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m., 21+, free, free swag bags for the first 50 guests

Political Discussion
The Chicago Council on Global Affairs hosts a forum at Hideout this evening titled "From Free Trade to Cheaper Labor - Is there a Cost to Globalization?" Heady, huh? DePaul University professor Animesh Ghoshal and the Chicago Tribune's David Greising will hash this issue out under the watchful guise of moderator Eric Chial (lawyer by day, Bon Mot by night). Get yr debate on.

1354 W Wabansia, 7 p.m., 21+, $10

Download
Chicago orch-pop kids Canasta done got remixed. They've handed over their entire debut disc to other folks to re-imagine and reinterpret their tunes, and they're giving the results away for free via their website. Give it a listen.

MP3 Zip Download (right-click save-as): Canasta - We Were Mixed Up