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Concert Mon Jan 15 2007

Yes Yes Ya'll...

In what promises to be a pan-generational wall-to-wall boom-bap fest, Reverse Promotions presents its fourth annual Sangageddon event at Smart Bar this Thursday night. Electro-funk godfather Afrika Bambaataa’s set may be the big-name draw for the occasion -- seeing how his legacy is so old-school that it’s practically pre-school and is Hall of Fame fodder to boot. But aficionados will most likely turn out to check the appearance by cut’n’paste mixer Steinski. While Steinski’s claim to fame largely rests on his “Lessons” mixes from the early 1980s, he sporadically resurfaces with a new mix or DJ appearance that proves he’s kept up his game over the years. With recent guest spots on the London mix show Solid Steel, he’s delivered mixes that are eclectic, very danceable, and often hilariously clever (for example, dropping Alec Baldwin’s venomous rant from Glengarry Glen Ross over the beat of Three Times Dope’s “Greatest Man Alive”). Also scheduled is a performance by quirkily inventive L.A. electronic musician Daedelus. Local DJs Intel, Skor, and Galapagos4 affiliate Maker will be rounding out the evening’s bill. Admission is $15 and the doors open at 10pm. If you have to work the next day, plan accordingly -- because this party, as the hours for the event suggest, just might last all the way 'til 4am.

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Feature Thu Dec 31 2015

Our Final Transmission Days

By The Gapers Block Transmission Staff

Transmission staffers share their most cherished memories and moments while writing for Gapers Block.

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  Chicago Music Media

Alarm Magazine
Big Rock Candy Mountain
Boxx Magazine
Brooklyn Vegan Chicago
Can You See The Sunset From The Southside
Chicago Reader Music
Chicagoist Arts & Events
Chicago Music Guide
Chicago Singles Club
Country Music Chicago
Cream Team
Dark Jive
The Deli Chicago
Jim DeRogatis
Fake Shore Drive
Gowhere Hip Hop
The Hood Internet
Jaded in Chicago
Largehearted Boy
Little White Earbuds
Live Fix Blog
Live Music Blog
Loud Loop Press
Oh My Rockness
Pop 'stache
Pop Matters
Resident Advisor
Sound Opinions
Sun-Times Music Blog
Theft Liable to Prosecution
Tribune Music
UR Chicago
Victim Of Time
WFMU's Beware of the Blog
Windy City Rock


Abbey Pub
Andy's Jazz Club
Aragon Ballroom
Auditorium Theatre
Beat Kitchen
Bottom Lounge
Buddy Guy's Legends
The Burlington
California Clipper
Concord Music Hall
Congress Theater
Cubby Bear
Double Door
Elbo Room
Empty Bottle
Green Mill
The Hideout
Honky Tonk BBQ
House of Blues
Kingston Mines
Lincoln Hall
Logan Square Auditorium
Mayne Stage
The Mutiny
Old Town School of Folk Music
Park West
The Promontory
Red Line Tap
Reggie's Rock Club & Music Joint
The Riviera
Thalia Hall
The Shrine
Symphony Center
Tonic Room
Uncommon Ground
The Vic
The Whistler

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Alligator Records
Beverly Records
Bloodshot Records
Dave's Records
Delmark Records
Drag City
Dusty Groove
Flameshovel Records
Groove Distribution
He Who Corrupts
Jam Productions
Jazz Record Mart
Kranky Records
Laurie's Planet of Sound
Minty Fresh
Numero Group
mP Shows
Permanent Records
Reckless Records
Smog Veil Records
Southport & Northport Records
Thick Records
Thrill Jockey Records Touch & Go/Quarterstick Records
Victory Records

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