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Concert Tue Oct 23 2007

Luke Temple/Chuck Prophet At Schubas

Luke Temple's had some early successes in his career to date including a song selected for Grey's Anatomy and a notable word of praise from Sufjan Stevens. To my ears he wrote one of the great score-a-new-girlfriend mixtape songs with "Make Right With You" from his 2005 debut Hold A Match For A Gasoline World. I was expecting his new record, Snowbeast, to be a bit of concession to the hype, but instead he's made the most challenging record of his short career. It's some odd combination of Sufjanish indie folk together with lofi experimental bedroom pop. There's plenty of weird instrumentation, but the real surprise is the deep bass and Luke's upper registry vocals. All these elements combine to make one of the best records of the year. Snowbeast is available here through Mill Pond Records (owned by a former Sup Pop intern). Luke Temple joins Chuck Prophet for a 10pm show at Schubas on Oct. 27.

[mp3]: Luke Temple - "Saturday People"

[mp3]: Luke Temple - "People Do"

Oh yeah and the great Chuck Prophet is headlining. Even if you don't remember his band Green On Red from the late 80's/early 90's you should have come in contact with his recent string of solid solo records. He's perfected a kind of euro-trash americana soul sound. Here's the slinky "Freckle Song" from his new Yep Roc release Soap and Water.

[mp3]: Chuck Prophet - "Freckle Song"

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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


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Aragon Ballroom
Auditorium Theatre
Beat Kitchen
Bottom Lounge
Buddy Guy's Legends
The Burlington
California Clipper
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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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Dave's Records
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Drag City
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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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