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Blog Tue Mar 04 2008

Trade your Rabbit Ears for a Pitchfork

Say what you will about the boys and girls of Pitchfork - they've been sneered at and cheered at for their reviews, most recently being slammed by URB for chicago-post-rock-centric favoritism. But whatever your opinion of them, you can't argue with their latest decision - to fill the gaping void of 24-music television with

"We're documenting artists and featuring them in ways we've never been able to," says Pitchfork founder Ryan Schreiber. " is really an extension of the kinds of features we've been doing on Pitchfork for years—it's a new way to see these artists and get to know them better as people."

In addition to regular music videos, will air full-length feature films, vintage concerts, and music DVDs free of charge, sharing a different feature every week. The channel will also include interviews with bands on the road and in the studio. For a dash of Beatles/U2 charisma, the channel is featuring "Don't Look Down", a series of New York and Chicago shows performed entirely on rooftops. The channel is set for a soft release on April 7th.

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Truefan / August 11, 2008 2:29 PM

Dude, pitchfork has become one of my favorite festivals, regardless of recent negativity. I think this pitchfork tv is an awesome idea and can't wait to tune in, especially for the Chicago shows.

Anyways a found another up and coming festival that I think you might like... its along the lines of pitchfork... www.myspace/ I think its not for a few months... but looks like it could be good.

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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


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Beat Kitchen
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Buddy Guy's Legends
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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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Groove Distribution
He Who Corrupts
Jam Productions
Jazz Record Mart
Kranky Records
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Minty Fresh
Numero Group
mP Shows
Permanent Records
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Southport & Northport Records
Thick Records
Thrill Jockey Records Touch & Go/Quarterstick Records
Victory Records

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