GUIDED BY VOICES

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WHEN: August 25, 2018 | 1pm gates | Set times TBA

WHERE: Big Evanston Block Party | Intersection of Chicago & Dempster in Evanston

PRICE: FREE

POWERED BY HALF ACRE BEER COMPANY

ABOUT THE ARTIST

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 band members 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.

“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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