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Concert Mon Dec 17 2007

Your week beats our year...and a half

It's the end of the year, and everybody's scrambling to end the year in style. End-of-year holiday gatherings always bring up the inevitable fin de siecle feelings in us all as we race toward another new beginning. Among all the other enders and beginners that come with the final weeks of 2007, it's time you help the Elastic Foundation (2830 N. Milwaukee Ave, 2nd Floor) celebrate a year and a half of hosting Triage, a monthly musical series dedicated to showcasing free improvisation and experimental music exploration from this city and others. As the series sets its sails for the Empty Bottle in 2008, now's your last chance to dig this lovely venue which you might not have otherwise been privy to. Show starts at 8, suggested admission donation $5.

As this will be a hello/goodbye affair, expect a party atmosphere as you drift off to these sonic reducers: trio project Series Founders features Vadim Sprikut (Shattered Hymen a.o.), Brian Labycz, and Blake Edwards in a contemplative, field-recording-intensive atmosphere; Mykel Boyd will bring a lake of rippling effects to the lower end of your oh-so-sensitive ear-bones; Neil Jendon (ex-Zelienople) throbs amighty, scoring the war of never-neverland for guitar, synth, sampler, and more; also, instrument-makers (and vocal ululaters) par excellance Carol Genetti and Eric Leonardson will take the crowd by storm with their newest piece for golden throats and Electro-Who-Cardio-Schlooks tuned to resonant F minor. Just because your shoes are too tight doesn't mean you can't head over and indulge some roast beast with the rest of us. See you there!

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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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  & 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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