Gapers Block has ceased publication.

Gapers Block published from April 22, 2003 to Jan. 1, 2016. The site will remain up in archive form. Please visit Third Coast Review, a new site by several GB alumni.
 Thank you for your readership and contributions. 

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To those who love the small music venue: the Double Door may be in jeopardy. One of my most-frequented music venues in Wicker Park, the Double Door is fighting its landlord in court over a proposed quadrupling of its current rent. If they can't pay, you may well see a Banana Republic where rock and roll used to live. Take some action here. Read about the issue as it developed over the year here and here.

 
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