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By Tankboy in Arts & Entertainment on Mar 27, 2008 6:30PM

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Thunderwing rock as if time stopped in 1976. Their heavy grooves and MC5-tastic riffage appeals to both metal and indie kids alike, and their walloping live show is a guaranteed good time. They're opening for Howlin Rain.

Empty Bottle, 1035 N Western, 9 p.m., $10, 21+

The Fixx Reading Series, named after the coffeehouse it resides within, not the band, welcomes local author/musician Larry O. Dean tonight. Host Amy Guth also welcomes Laura Van Prooyen and Cris Mazza. We dig Van Prooyen's poems, but might duck out beofre Mazza since we've never quite forgiven her for making us buy all of her novels as "textbooks" for a class we took of hers.

3053 N Sheffield, 7:30 p.m., free

DJ Major Taylor's big hair and even bigger beats blow into Betty's tonight. He takes a raucous good time party approach to his sets, injecting them with a healthy dose of his own larger-than-life personality, and keeps the kids in a giddy state of constant movement. Good times, bro.

1600 W Grand, 10 p.m., free, 21+

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago is presenting their Spring series now through next week. It includes the world premier of Alejandro Cerrudo's Extremely Close, including music from Philip Glass.

Harris Theater for Music and Dance, 205 E Randolph, 7:30 p.m., $25-$80

Photo of Thunderwing from their MySpace page is by Alison Krik