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Singer-songwriter Jake La Botz takes a different approach to touring. Instead of hitting the usual dive bars to promote Graveyard Jones, his new CD, the alt-bluesman will perform at tattoo parlors across the country, including a stop at 252 Tattoo today. La Botz, who grew up in Chicago, first inked himself with a sewing needle when he was 14; he's now covered in tats.

He's also a familiar face on the big and small screens, with roles on Gilmore Girls and in Ghost World, where he was a member of the intentionally awful Blueshammer band. Graveyard Jones is a simultaneously grimy and reflective look at America's underbelly.
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