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Out of Space: Big Evanston Block Party w/ Guided By Voices

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Chicago & Dempster Street

Evanston, IL 60613

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OUT OF SPACE 2018: BIG EVANSTON BLOCK PARTY W/ GUIDED BY VOICES

Powered by Half Acre Beer Company

Join SPACE for a FREE street festival in celebration of our 10th anniversary, taking place at the intersection of Chicago & Dempster in Evanston.


ABOUT THE SHOW

GATES: 1pm | SHOW: Set time TBA soon. Check back. | PRICE: Free

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Genre: Rock

Twenty-four years ago in 1994, 38-year-old school teacher Robert Pollard & his merry band recorded Bee Thousand in a Dayton, Ohio basement on a 4-track cassette recorder. This improbable rock classic became an enormously influential album; Spin and Pitchfork have called it one of the best records of the ’90s, and Amazon picked Bee Thousand as #1 on their list of the 100 Greatest Indie Rock Albums Of All Time. An amazing live band with a rabid following, the Washington Post called GBV “the Grateful Dead equivalent for people who like Miller Lite instead of acid!”

GBV’s new line-up re-unites Robert Pollard with former bandmembers Doug Gillard and Kevin March, along with exciting newcomers Mark Shue and Bobby Bare Jr. The group has been wowing audiences from coast to coast.

Press quotes:

“Thirty-five years into the band’s career, Guided By Voices has just released a bold, infectious and ever-vital new album called Space Gun.” – NPR All Songs Considered

“Pollard is still remaking his rock heroes in his own image… it’s pretty great” – Rolling Stone

“15 more blink-and-you’ll miss ‘em hook-fests with reliably wacko phraseology … a generous and potent fix of Pollard eccentricity.” – 4/5 MOJO

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OTHER OUT OF SPACE EVENTS

Taking place Summer 2018 in Evanston:

June 21: Shovels & Rope w/ Becca Mancari at Temperance Beer Co.
June 22: The New Pornographers with special guest Split Single at Temperance Beer Co.
June 23: Rebirth Brass Band at Temperance Beer Co. | The Crawfish Social at Temperance Beer Co.
July 19: Dinosaur Jr. w/ Purling Hiss at Temperance Beer Co.
July 20: The Lone Bellow w/ Skyway Man at Temperance Beer Co.
July 21: Slick Rick w/ The Cool Kids at Temperance Beer Co.
July 27: Mavis Staples w/ Marc Broussard at Canal Shores
July 28: Indigo Girls w/ Lydia Loveless at Canal Shores
Aug 26: Big Evanston Block Party feat. Old 97's

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