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Concert Wed May 28 2008

Take One for the Team

One for the team 2.jpgRecently signed to Militia Group, Minnesota's indie-pop masters, One for the Team, arrive here in Chicago tomorrow night (5/29). This spring tour, that they find themselves on, is intended to build a little hype around their Militia debut Build It Up (out August 19th). Their first album, Good Boys Don’t Make Noise, was released by lead singer Ian Anderson’s record label Afternoon Records back in 2006. You see Mr. Anderson is more than just a pretty face on stage, he is also more then just the owner of a label, Ian also runs his own pr company (Vitriol Promotions). In addition, he is a blogger over at MFR, and he is a soon to be published writer.

Enough about Ian, One for the Team is a band right? With Grace Fiddler (Battle Royale) on vocals and synth, John Krueger on Bass, Elliot Manthey on Drums, and Bill Caperton on Guitar, this is a band and a great one at that. Musically, they create a unique form of pop that is always shifting and extremely danceable. The first single from the new album is entitled, “Best Supporting Actor”, and immediately brings forth a feeling of fun and pure joy.

One for the Team will be appearing at Beat Kitchen with The Days on Thursday Night (5/29) @ 9:00pm (doors). The show is $8 and is 17 and over.

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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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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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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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