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By Tankboy in Arts & Entertainment on Apr 24, 2008 5:40PM

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Chicago's power-pop combo, FrisbieInternational Pop Overthrow
Since this mini-festival takes it's name from Material Issue, the seminal power-pop group from Chicago, it makes sense that tonight's show is headlined by current Chicago power-pop maestros Frisbie.

Double Door, 1572 N Milwaukee, 7:30 p.m., $10, 21+

Samantha Ronson spins at Crimson Lounge tonight. Her brother is Mark Ronson -- the man behind Lily Allen and Amy Winehouse's latest discs -- and her best friend is Lindsey Lohan. The fact we're telling you these things should probably clue you into what we think of her actual DJ sets, but we suppose if you're looking for the pretty people, and the possible chance of a drunken starlet spotting, this could actually be kind of fun.

333 N Dearborn, 10:00 p.m., 21+

Helen Reddy's 1970's soft-rock anthem "I Am Woman" served as a battle cry for lots of folks in the women's lib movement. It seems a little hokey now, but a strong declaration like that was actually kind of unusual at the time when all the other ladies were singing about getting their hearts trounced upon. She'll be at Transitions Bookplace tonight talking about the subject "The Woman I Am: Adapting To Global Transformation."

1000 W North, 7 p.m., $35

Free Beer
It's time again for the monthly Modular party at The Burlington, with free PBR flowing from 8:30 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. The Mannequin Men DJ along with some other folks peppered throughout the night taking their turn behind the decks. So yeah, the tunes should be good, but did we mention the free beer? Right on!

3425 W Fullerton, 8 p.m., free, 21+

Photo of Frisbie via their MySpace page