A.A. Bondy
American Hearts

Leaves in the Gutter

For What I Don't Become

The Thick of It
BBC America

Saddest Ghost Lamp

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Tip Your Soundguy

Gary Schepers, a Chicago sound engineer and musician who has handled the soundboard at just about every venue in town at one time or another, has fallen ill with diabetes and a nasty flesh-eating bacterial infection in his foot. He's racked up six-figure medical bills and, naturally, has no health insurance. Gary's worked sound for a couple of Cooksie shows, and he's friendly and professional and comically diffident in the way that all good soundguys are. He also plays tuba in Devil in a Woodpile, an anachronistic, unamplified country-blues outfit.

A host of benefit shows to pay off Gary's medical bills are coming up in the next week or so, and you should attend at least one of them:

Friday, January 20th:

Robbie Fulks
Jay Farrar
Corky Siegel

In the side bar:
Devil in a Woodpile
Dolly Varden
Bunker Town
Jane Baxter-Miller
Prohibition Orchestra.

Tickets are $25 for the main room, and $10 minimum donation for the side

The Abbey
New Duncan Imperials
Mr. Rudy Day
Diamond Jim Greene
Tickets $10 advance, $12 at the door.

Sunday, January 22nd:

The Hideout

Kids show: The Blisters
Wee Hairy Beasties (featuring Jon Langford, Sally Timms, Kelly Hogan, Scott
Ligon and Devil in a Woodpile)
Nora O'Connor
Starts at noon and goes until 4.
Adults $10, kids $5

Evening show:
Edith Frost
Chris Mills (solo)

Thursday, January 26th:


Kelly Hogan
Dave & Jim Boquist and Mike Heidorn
Eric Noden
Mark Sheehy aka Sleepydog
Lisa DeRosia & Lush Budgett

Tickets on sale now for $15.

Friday, January 27:


Bottle Rockets
Tijuana Hercules
Great Crusades

Tickets on sale now for $12.

Saturday, February 4th:

The Hideout

Afternoon show starting @ 4:30

Jim Elkington
Deanna Varagona
show 4pm-7pm

If you can't make any of the above, a trust has been set up in Gary's name at National City Bank, 1520 N. Damen Chicago IL 60622, or you can send donations to Bloodshot Records, 3039 W. Irving Park Rd. Chicago, IL 60618