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Telefon Tel Aviv, the Race Recommended Early Warnings (Music) Soundboard

When: Sat., Oct. 10, 9 p.m. 2009

When I interviewed Charlie Cooper and Joshua Eustis in January, they were practically vibrating with excitement over their lushly gothic new album, Immolate Yourself, which was about to come out on Ellen Allien’s BPitch Control label. But that celebratory mood didn’t last long—two days after the record hit shelves, Cooper was found dead of what’s since been ruled an accidental overdose of alcohol and sleeping pills. “For a month after, I wasn’t sure if I was going to do it anymore,” Eustis says. “And then I decided that the best way to treat his last work was to tour.” He’s hit the road for a month of shows across the country, joined by frequent collaborator Fredo Nogueira, who also plays with tourmates the Race; their trip ends tonight with Telefon Tel Aviv’s first and possibly only Chicago set sans Cooper. After that, according to Eustis, the group’s future is uncertain. The Race opens. —Miles Raymer

Price: $10

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