A night for the west side's LGBT community and their supporters.

FABITAT, a FREE extravaganza on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of every month, will provide a hub outside of Boystown for LGBT featuring DJs, drag performances, music and social benefits, all of which will be presented by local queer artists and affiliations.

FABITAT is brought to you by Double Door and Door No. 3 with the support of Halsted Vodka, a new craft spirit that gives 15% of its profits to LGBT causes. FABITAT will offer Halsted Vodka drink specials at every event--$5 cocktails, $4 slushies and $3 shots.

Event photography will be provided by Marisa Klug-Morataya.

FABITAT is excited to be a part of the west side's various queer nights. Each and every month following will have a similar pattern with FABITAT: Grooves on every second Wednesday and a variety of performances or benefits on the 4th Wednesday (FABITAT: Drag, Live or Social).

Remember, FABITAT is always free so the more support we have, the more we can offer in bigger and better entertainment for the community.

Absolutely Not

"It's always nice when you stumble across an overlooked yet supremely promising local act. Absolutely Not hit my radar in December, when I was looking for bright spots in the bleak live-music landscape of the holidays. Led by do-it-all front man Donnie Moore, the band plays poppy, infectious quick-hit garage punk with a charmingly snottyz "nyah-nyah-nyah" sneer. The new eight-song Extended EP is easily the band's best release, endearingly dorky and loaded with minute-and-a-half pileups of hooks upon hooks. Moore, who moved here from Orlando just over four years ago, admits that he's been plugging along ever since, waiting for any sort of attention from the Chicago scene. With any luck this EP will do it.

The self-released album was recorded in a couple of days, and it's the first to feature other members of the Absolutely Not live band. "I wanted it to be truer to the live set," Moore says. "So Jenna [Horwath] played drums and my sister [Madison Moore] played some keyboard lines. With older stuff, I'd throw a lot of distortion in and make it sound more lo-fi and crunchy." Absolutely Not plays a release show for Extended on Fri 2/17 at the Burlington with Vamos and Dumpster Babies. Moore will be hawking CDs for five bucks." - CHICAGO READER

"Fans of punk that’s fast and dirty with a bit of dance rock flavor will drool over Chicago trio Absolutely Not. Let the band’s chugging riffs, radiating keys and bouncing beats swirl around while you kick up some dust dancing. Bonus: It’s also Absolutely Not’s record release show!" - LOUD LOOP PRESS

"Absolutely Not is the brainchild of Donnie Moore and generates infectious one-two beat punk chords. It's an Iggy Pop meets Kevin Barnes approach to jagged garage-rock." - TIMEOUT Chicago

" (Chicago Reader Recommended Show) Having brought his snotty, sorta-garagey project Absolutely Not from Orlando to Chicago more than four years ago, Donnie Moore might have expected it to stir up a bit more hubbub around here by now—and honestly, I couldn't much fault him if he did. A little Jay Reatard, a little Mclusky, even a little Thermals, the band can't quite be straight-up packaged and shipped as "garage rock," but that's not to say that Moore—who uses a live band onstage but does it all himself in the studio—doesn't occasionally throw a noisy bubblegum party on simple tunes like "Local Disappointment," from last year's self-released EP It's Over. Absolutely Not's slower, almost postpunk tunes keep the sound from slipping into a rut, but Moore's at his best (and catchiest) when he's dishing out loud, organ-backed, Okmoniks-style fuzz. Having recently opened for Mark Sultan and Thee Oh Sees, Absolutely Not has started finding its crowd in Chicago—and if Moore took a note or three over the shoulders of those brilliant iconoclasts, that can only benefit his own music." - CHICAGO READER

"Products of robots relationships, Absolutely Not! A glam-rock punk band from Chicago, absolutely yes." -MPshows

"You've probably heard of the bands Wavves and Times New Viking? They are bands that are get a lot of attention in the press for leading a movement of lo-fi scuzzy sounding indie rock. They even get records released on Fat Possum and Matador Records. But you probably haven't heard of Absolutely Not, who operate on a similar level but do it so much better than those bands. Absolutely Not is the spazzed out lo-fi music project of Donnie Moore. His band only played a small number of shows in Central Florida from late 2006 to early 2007 before relocating to Chicago. Before moving, he recorded two albums worth of material (Dancing on Elizabeth Taylor and Products of Robot Relationships) that is just out-of-this-world amazing, but you'd be hard pressed finding it anywhere! He told us he recorded it late at night by himself in his apartment in his underwear. Haha. I totally believe him. The music is fast and fun, not making the mistake of being serious. He'll keep things razor sharp and unpredictable. He just released an EP in 2010 called 'It's Over' which is easier to get. The newer material is not as frantic but still pretty great. I find it hard to believe labels aren't fighting over each other to release his music. Filling out his live band in the early days were Courtney Rackley, and Trisha Burrows. The three of them all switched between drums, guitar and keyboard depending the song; each showing off their individual skill on multiple instruments. In their short-lived existence I put them in the running for most memorable bands to come out of the Sunshine State. Moving to Chicago should get him much needed attention. When the trend ends a lot of these bands and their music won't hold up in the long run or need to be remembered- this won't be said of Absolutely Not."

"Absolutely Not, from Chicago, opened for Menomena. They were good! Wicked fuzz with warped keyboard lines and a hint of Blue Meanies style yelping and mood." - GONZO CHICAGO

"Melodic without seeming poppy, retro without seeming nostalgic, and aggressive without sounding angsty, Absolutely Not is something of a gem within the modern punk scene. The group's rough garage-punk sensibilities provides a glimpse at the days of the early KBD records and the Voidoids. “It's Over” has a brilliantly thick atmosphere, comprised of contrasting of melody (the fuzzy, pop-filled keys) and the harsh (Ron Asheton-like) buzzsaw guitar, and hard-hitting drumming. More important than the musicianship, however, is the songwriting. Absolutely Not has a knack for writing utterly listenable songs; there's no pretense, there's no gimmick. “It's Over” just makes you want to dance, sing, and listen to good music."
-BANNED! Punk Zine

Born in Fargo, grown in Duluth, matured in Chicago. Making music makes my head spin. Everything else can drop away, music will still be there.

Lucy Stoole

Lucy Stoole wants your love and undivided attention and she will get it one way or another...

Lucy was born to two loving parents who hated her. She now lives in Tijuana most of the year giving abortions to trust fund girls on "vacations". Lucy became a bearded lady after an unfortunate mix-up in her medicine cabinet. Instead of herr usual breakfast of Vicodin, Valium and Quaaludes, she ended up taking a handful of testosterone pills! Lucy has never been a girl that takes things lying down(unless she gets paid up front), so she soldiered on and decided to continue her dream of becoming a star...and a slut.

Anita Borshen



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