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News Tue May 20 2008

Tuesday Transmission Quick Links

- Alarm Magazine interviews bass-driven Chicago favorites Dianogah.

- As noted in Merge, Chicago-gal Liz Phair will perform Exile in Guyville live in honor of the album's reissue, along with three unreleased B-sides and "Guyville Redux" DVD. Chicago concert date/location TBA.

- Third Coast Audio Festival's Radio Ephemera contest now offers a free t-shirt to the first five entrants. Details.

- Removed "out of some weird spite thing" after lil' label Mr. Hyde Records folded in 2006, the six albums are now back online.

- Tomorrow night, 5/21, is local label Contraphonic's DJ Night @ The Burlington.

- Final lineup for the music end of the Taste of Chicago has been announced. It's going to be Gomez and Alejandro Escovedo on July 4th, Bonnie Raitt and on July 5th, and Aly & AJ, A Cursive Memory, and Keke Palmeron on July 6th.

- And speaking of music at the Taste, if you want to participate in the Battle of the Bands during the Taste of Chicago there's info here [PDF] and the application here [PDF].

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Nilay / May 28, 2008 1:38 AM

The Mr. Hyde comps are quite amazing, and I'm not just saying that because a band of mine is on four of them -- that was a vibrant and eclectic scene we had in HP, and it's a shame it died away after so many of us graduated.

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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

  Labels, Promoters
  & 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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