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Pencil This In

By Staff in Arts & Entertainment on Jun 1, 2011 5:20PM



The Coop is a young, forward-thinking band on the rise in both the electronic and jamband worlds. Capturing the modern unification of organic and future sounds, The Coop consistently takes the listener on genre-bending aural adventures through the fusion of the elements of electronica and traditional instrumentation. With a core sound elementally driven by breakbeat, dub and jazz, The Coop's music offers an ebb and flow of intense electronic layering interwoven with virtuosic live performance from the young trio. The Coop will be at Lincoln Hall tonight with special guests Gemini Club, Ghosthouse and Safta. (2424 N. Lincoln, $8 presale tickets available here.)


Weegee's Lounge turns five tomorrow and they're celebrating with $20 bottomless pints. All proceeds will be donated to support Ames Middle School. A photo retrospective from hundreds of Polaroids taken by neighborhood photographer Michael over the last 5 years will be on display. The show is curated by local artist and friend Lindsey Meyers. (3659 W. Armitage, 5 p.m. - close.)

Cooking Classes

It's grilling season and it isn't too late to pick up some basic skills. The Chopping Block's Lincoln Square location (4747 N. Lincoln) is hosting a hands-on "Meat on the Grill" class at 6;30 p.m. Get some great tips on marinating, grilling and saucing meats to perfection, while assisting in grilling Brined and Grilled Pork Chops with Grilled Corn Succotash; Grilled Flank Steak with Smoked Tomatillo Salsa; and Spice-Grilled Lamb Racks with Cucumber Yogurt Sauce. Cost is $85.


Anyone who ever heard Eric Mahle tackle Guided By Voices tunes as his go-to when hosting Live Band Karaoke back in the day shouldn't be surprised to hear that his current project, S√ľnken Ships, bears a striking resemblance to the output of Robert Pollard and co. Mahle's put in plenty of time behind the drum kit with local acts like Mister Furley and Sybris, so it's refreshing to see him tackle frontman status with swagger. Also playing is The Ladies & Gentlemen, a glam-pop quartet that never fails (and we mean this literally) to get the dance floor moving. It all goes down tonight at Quenchers (2401 N Western, 9 p.m. sharp.)

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