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Cut/Copy @ Abbey Pub

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If you kind of sort of live in the past musically, whether it's 1984 or 2004, tragically holding onto those New Order tapes or waxing poetically about the time you were in New York and electroclash was big, then get yourself to the Abbey Pub tomorrow night. Cut Copy, from Melbourne, released In Ghost Colours in March and they're touring America for just a bit before heading back to the land down under. Recorded with DFA's Tim Goldsworthy, the album is on par with the quality you would expect from DFA and word is the live shows are intense even if electronic music isn't your thing. The band often describes their sound as disco, but there are so many sounds and moods on their albums that calling it a collage would be more accurate. One thing is for sure with this new direction, singer Dan Whitford is front and center leaving any ambiguities or simmering lyrics on the cutting room floor. Expect a more personable band, which is a rare find in the electronic/DJ/future-robot music that typically haunts the dance floor.

So re-watch 24 Hour Party People, get your hair aqua-fresh, and party like Reagan is still in office. The first show is all ages with Black Kids opening at 6:30pm. The second show is 18+ and starts at 10pm with Mobius Band as well as Black Kids opening. Both shows are $15 in advance and $18 at the door. You can purchase tickets here or at the Abbey Pub (3420 W. Grace at Elston).

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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
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Can You See The Sunset From The Southside
Chicago Reader Music
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Chicago Music Guide
Chicago Singles Club
Country Music Chicago
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Dark Jive
The Deli Chicago
Jim DeRogatis
Fake Shore Drive
Gowhere Hip Hop
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Largehearted Boy
Little White Earbuds
Live Fix Blog
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Oh My Rockness
Pop 'stache
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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
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Beat Kitchen
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House of Blues
Kingston Mines
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Mayne Stage
The Mutiny
Old Town School of Folk Music
Park West
The Promontory
Red Line Tap
Reggie's Rock Club & Music Joint
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Symphony Center
Tonic Room
Uncommon Ground
The Vic
The Whistler

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Groove Distribution
He Who Corrupts
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Minty Fresh
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mP Shows
Permanent Records
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