Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Jokes4Miles/International Pop Overthrow


Photo from The Right Todys Facebook page.

First a word about the Jokes 4 Miles Joke-A-Thon, which is going on at the Laugh Factory Club on Chicago’s north side through 9:00 PM tonight. Len and Miles Austrevich were on a couple different news programs last night, talking about Len’s campaign to videotape 5,000 people telling his son a joke. Drop by the Joke-A-Thon tonight and be part of the fun. 

If you haven’t made it out to International Pop Overthrow - Chicago yet this year, you’ve got four chances left to experience this celebration of indie rock and power pop. I’ve been to three showcases so far - - last Friday night, Saturday afternoon, and Monday night  - - although time and travel constraints have prevented me from seeing every band involved with those showcases. Someday soon, I’ll post some reviews.

There are six bands in Thursday’s showcase, including Keith Betti, The Elements Of Style, Red Wigglers, The Lovely Tyrants, The Right Tidys, and Everelle. I can’t provide details because I’m about to run out the door, but IPO founder David Bash has a great website where you can get all the details. I’ll try to add some information later tonight.  

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