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Terrible Spaceship Recreates The War of the Worlds

Seventy years ago, radio history was made when Orson Welles and the Mercury Theatre Company broadcast their version of The War of the Worlds. That recording inspired Chicago musician Travis Chandler to create the project “Terrible Spaceship.”

You can catch Terrible Spaceship performing Saturday night at Martyrs' on North Lincoln Avenue in Chicago.

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