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Concert Tue May 27 2008

Get on Your Horse and Ride!

daytrotter_red-back.jpgWith the weather finally starting to turn around, the pools starting to be filled again, the schools finally freeing all of the young minds, and the mosquitoes still in slumber, there is no better time for a road trip. Now that you have traded in your SUV for that Prius, you are no longer concern with gas prices. What’s that, there is a five month wait for the Prius? Well I am sure the fine folks over at Daytrotter would suggest horseback as a suitable way to arrive at any of their upcoming shows.

Daytrotter is one of the premier live music websites around. Combing indie music, well-conducted interviews, and weekly in-studio performances, they are one of the best music sites in Illinois. Their studio is based in Rock Island (3 hrs outside of Chicago), and to promote their cause and quality indie rock they have invited a string of bands to play at Huckleberry’s Pizza Parlor (223 18th St, Rock Island, IL 61201).

There latest set of shows kicks off tonight with the LA trio, A Faulty Chromosome @ 7:00pm.

afaultychromosome_1.jpgComplex album title, hand drawn liner notes with little artistic illustrations, lengthy song titles, referencing water-damaged Mister Rogers’s records… A Faulty Chromosome’s debut album, As An Ex-Anorexic’s Six Sicks Exit,… (self-released, 2/08), had all of the trappings a pretentious indie release. The lo-fi sound, the primitive electronics, and the sing-a-long choruses, the listener may not have known whether or not to take them seriously. However, in reading the liner notes and seeing all of the people they thank, and releasing how long it took them to record this album you realize that they are an honest hard-working band. The songs are catchy and mysterious, you find yourself dancing in confused patterns and then feeling like hiding under the table. Also in the liner notes is this line, “Sorry that it wasn’t recorded better.”, a statement that tells the listener there are bigger and better projects just around the corner. You can stream their album here.

For a complete list of upcoming Daytrotter shows visit their promotions page. For more on A Faulty Chromosome visit their myspace page.

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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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