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Concert Fri Mar 09 2007

Times New Viking and Clockclean er @ Permanent Records

Here’s a band you should get to know: Columbus, Ohio’s Times New Viking, a lo-fi punk trio whose debut LP, Dig Yourself, on the revived Siltbreeze label branded the band underground darlings and garnered the attention of Matador Records, who will release the band’s next album later this year. Inevitably drawing comparisons to Guided By Voices (cos they’re lo-fi and from Ohio, right?), TNV are a blissful racket—boy-girl vocals, fuzzy guitars, and noisy, sweet keyboards, which are all part of its high-energy live shows. The band is currently touring on its brand-new album, Present The Paisley Reich.

Banned from venues in their hometown, Philadephia’s brutal noise-rockers Clockclean er headline tonight's show. And while their controversial antics seem to take center stage, how could you not love a band that takes a sonic bow to Big Black, and is lyrically just as depraved? After all, they did open an album with: “I saw your girlfriend leaving the abortion clinic yesterday with another man.” RIYL: The Jesus Lizard, dead baby jokes.

[MP3] Times New Viking, “We Got Rocket”
[MP3] Clockclean er, “Hands Are For Holding”

Times New Viking and Clockclean er play TONITE at Permanent Records, 1914 W. Chicago Ave., at 9 pm. There is a suggested donation of $5.

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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

  Labels, Promoters
  & Shops:

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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