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Transmission Event Wed May 30 2007

Transmission Thursday at the Five Star!

AwwwwWell, it's Thursday again, and you know what that means -- TX will be at the Five Star. DJ Brad Owen will be there as always, spinning your favorite punk and New Wave tunes, as well as some newer indie faves, and the Five Star will be pouring as many $2 drafts as space and time will allow. Last week was pretty wild for a rainy night -- many strangers were accosted, a few unfortunates took to the stripper pole, and eventually the barstaff just started handing out free shots. All in all, a TX kind of night -- check out the pics after the jump. We'll be back again this and every Thursday, see you there! (The Five Star is at 1424 W. Chicago, just east of Chicago and Ashland.)


ceci n'est pas une sticker
Ceci n'est pas un TX sticker.

This is not an official use of the TX stickers

The only entrant in the Pete Shelley look-alike contest

To Transmission!
From this...

Look what we did this...

Pole #2
...and then inevitably to this.

Pole #1

Pole #3
I love you, TX readers.

The Hit
Bass players can be quite smooth.

DJ Brad Owen
DJ Brad Owen puts up with my endless requests for the Clash with aplomb.

This is surprisingly not me.

Sad Face

That's me. Come say hi!

PS. By the way, fuck you, Empire Liquors. You are made of ten asses.

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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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