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To some people, Rivers Casino is where dreams go to die. To us it's a "glorious suburban oasis" where you can soak up lots of free AC and booze while you play slots. (In fact, we named it "Best After-Hours Nightlife off the Blue Line" in this year's Best of Chicago issue.) It's a Monday, what else do you have to do? Work? C'mon, you'll make twice that on a craps table.
"The star of Blue Hawaii's recent Untogether (Arbutus) is unquestionably the twisted, manipulated voice of front woman Raphaelle Standell-Preston (also of Braids)," writes Kevin Warwick in Soundboard. "The glitchy, experimental vocal processing—cut and pasted, ripped and stapled back together, tone-shifted to seem like three at once—is so peculiar and avant-garde." Catch the show tonight at Schubas.
At the Hideout, the Chicago Zine Fest hosts a screening of David Wain's cult comedy, Wet Hot American Summer.
For more on these events and others, check out the Reader's daily Agenda page.