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Calendar, Night&Day Sideshowmania

Sideshowmania

Many say that the tragic story of Jake “The Snake” Roberts was the inspiration for The Wrestler, a notable exception being director Darren Aronofsky. Nonetheless, when the film became a success, the Snake’s phone started to ring. People wanted to…
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Calendar, Night&Day Word Warriors

Word Warriors

When corporate-backed music took over the airwaves, the only option for up-and-coming bands was to espouse the do-it-yourself credo that has now become de rigueur in the punk scene. Other art forms such as the cinema and the circus had…
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Calendar, See/Be Seen Freak Show

Freak Show

FRI-SAT 7/18-19 There was a time when freakish talents went unappreciated. Oddballs who could pound nails up their noses confined their acts to the bedroom; fire-eating stripper clowns considered themselves lucky to get bachelor-party gigs. But then the Jim Rose…
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Music,

Hear This

Jesus Lizard I've seen Jesus Lizard singer David Yow deliriously throw down shot after shot of cheap booze before a gig, prance atop a tiny bar kicking bottles to and fro, then crash backward onto a hardwood floor. I've seen…
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Calendar, Halloween

Slap Shots

Crimson Tide Founded in 1636 with a grant from the Massachusetts Bay Colony, Harvard University is America's oldest and most prestigious institute of higher education. There are larger institutions with more students and faculty, but none awards a degree that…
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Calendar, Halloween

Slap Shots

Season of the Bitch "Repeat after us, boys," reads the response to Esquire magazine. "The male-female detachment-commitment dichotomy is culturally overdetermined. ... Now fuck us and then get the hell out of our apartments." "That's an attitude I feel really…
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Music,

Night Crawler

The stage lights fade until the Trocadero goes dark. Several employees clutching pin lights scurry through the building, extinguishing the red running bulbs that usually illuminate the bar. The building is now in full blackout mode. Although the exit signs…
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