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10:30 p.m. today and Saturday, Subterranean, 2011 W. North
New York's Eastern European-inspired punk-rock cabaret group
Gogol Bordello, which has been dubbed "Iggy Pop meets Kafka,"
combines reckless fervor, foot-stomping rhythms and outlandish
lyrics in a circus atmosphere. Cougars open tonight and Miss
Alex White on Saturday.
Tickets, $15. Call (773) 278-6600.
When fans from her 5,000-plus e-mail list bugged her for an
album to fill the void between shows, Parsons asked them to
put their money where their mouths were. For various levels
of financial commitment, her dedicated "business partners"
would receive a sound return on their investment. Fans stepped
up to the tune of $18,000, before Parsons ever recorded a note
for her new disc, "No Will Power." Matt Hoffer opens
at 7 p.m. Saturday at Schubas, 3159 N. Southport. Tickets, $10.
Call (773) 525-2508.
The Scottish quintet is known for its viciously witty lyrics
and infectious melodies. Formed in 1990, it has stuck it out
through the collapse of its label and impending bankruptcy.
With a new live album, the group continues to capture the hearts
and ears of fans. Spanish for 100 opens at 6 and 9:30 p.m. Sunday
at Schubas, 3159 N. Southport. Tickets, $15 in advance, $17
at the door. Call (773) 525- 2508.
ROCK FOR THE WHISPERER
Some of Chicago's finest punk bands share the stage at Gunther
Murphy's, 1638 W. Belmont, starting at 4 p.m. Sunday for the
second annual Rock for the Whisperer fund-raiser to benefit
ovarian cancer research. A long list of performers includes
the Methadones, the Phenoms and Mexican Cheerleader. Tickets,
$12. Call (773) 472-5139.
GAMBLERS, POETS & BARROOM HEROES
Three Texas singer-songwriters -- Slaid Cleaves (inset), Ray
Wylie Hubbard and Hayes Carll -- demonstrate why some of the
best music today comes from the Lone Star State. Together, their
combined songbook is filled with stories of everyday life, love
and rebirth. At 8 p.m. Thursday at FitzGerald's, 6615 W. Roosevelt,
Berwyn. Tickets, $15. Call (708) 788-2118.
New Order's Peter Hook is aptly named. He's got a distinctive
bass sound and always is armed with a catchy hook. But if you
didn't score tickets to Tuesday's New Order show, hear what
drives Hook's musical inspiration when he spins records in an
exclusive DJ set at 10 p.m. Monday at the Smart Bar, 3730 N.
Clark. Tickets: (312) 559- 1212.
Hard-charging and much-buzzed Chicago garage-rockers and post-
punks the Ponys trumpet the release of their new album, "Celebration
Castle," at 10 tonight at the Double Door, 1572 N. Milwaukee.
Subsonics and Plastic Crimewave Sound open. Tickets, $10. Call
(773) 489-3160. --JD
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Cabaret is a form of entertainment featuring comedy, song,
dance, and theatre. Venues include restaurants or nightclubs
with a stage for performances and the audience sitting
around tables. The term cabaret is a French word for taprooms
or cafés, where this form of entertainment was
born. It is derived from Middle Dutch cabret, through
Old North French camberette, from Late Latin camera, which
basically means "small room."