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Club-Hopping: Zombiepalooza, Zach Deputy

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The tweens may all be gaga for vampires these days, but those with slightly more mature and refined tastes know that zombies are much cooler, and toppermost of the poppermost among the reanimated are the Zombeatles, a.k.a. the garage-rockin' "Fab Gore." They will provide the merciless beats as the Dolls of Doom unveil their burlesque wonders during Zombiepalooza at the Abbey Pub, 3420 W. Grace, starting at 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door; call (773) 478-4408 or visit www.abbeypub.com for more information.

Genre-blurring roots-rocker Zach Deputy is a larger-than-life presence--more than a one-man band, he's a veritable one-man orchestra and choir. Accompanying himself with electronic loops as he hammers away on guitar, Deputy wraps his nimble voice around startling heartfelt songs, which are really what it's all about at the end of the day. He performs at Schubas, 3159 N. Southport, at 8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 7, and tickets are $10. Call (773) 525-2508 or visit www.schubas.com.

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