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Concert Tue Apr 17 2007

Gettin' Busy With the Kid

Well, if you're still bummed about the cancellation of last Friday's A-Trak and Flosstradamus show at Smart Bar, you have two chances to catch Flosstradamus this week. Between zipping in and out of town to spark crowds in other cities, they're playing a couple of events in Chicago. They'll be performing with Kid Sister at Subterranean tomorrow night. Kid Sister has also had a busy schedule of late, since both she and the Floss guys have been cited as the next big blow-up for 2007. Having seen Sis tear it up around town a number of times in the past year, I've been amazed at how she keeps getting better each time. Dynamic and adorable, she dances and bounces all over the stage while she raps. Her energy is positively infectuous; and she, in turn, gets likewise amped by the excitement of the crowd. And she's usually at her best when she joins Floss to kick it during one of their sets. If that weren't enough, Brooklyn deejay and remixer Nick Catchdubs is scheduled to man the decks, too — meaning that this party's going to be a monster. (Yep. Looks like Thurday's going to be a low-productivity day for some of us.) The Cool Kids are billed to open. 2011 W. North Ave. 9pm-2pm. Tickets are five dollars.

And, oh yeah...if you can't do Wednesday, Flosstradamus will also be spinning at Sonotheque this Friday evening. Check the club's website for further details.

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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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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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