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Concert Mon Jun 16 2008

Free Show! Free Show!

R-1266508-1205162936.jpegWho ever said you can’t get something for nothing? True, the free concert is a rare event, mainly because cd sales are down, and full time musicians need concert attendance to pay the bills. However, this Wednesday the Toronto-based duo of Ethan Kath and Alice Glass (a.k.a. Crystal Castles) will perform songs from the self-titled debut for free! It doesn’t seem like it was that long ago that they came through town with Health and completely blew me away. As their set begin the house light were cut, it was pitch black as Ethan began to play. Slowly, he built a melody that echoed through the darkness, building to a massive breaking point. As the music erupt a lone strobe light was turned on, and Alice began to jump and scream. For the next hour she did not stop jumping, occasionally swinging the strobe from her neck, the show was a non-stop dance party.

Opening for Crystal Castles, is the soon to be buzz band Chicago’s Pretty Good Dance Moves. They are re-releasing their debut Ep on July 15, and then doing a KEXP in-studio on July 16. Pegged as a trendy dance act, PGDM will prove the world wrong by showing their depth and range and the ability play a wide range of styles. This trio blends electronic music with just the right amount of organic elements to create an exciting brand of music that will allow you to bring out your best dance moves (or at least your pretty good ones).

Crystal Castles, Pretty Good Dance Moves, LMNOP, and Franki Chan will be performing for free at The Double Door on June 18th. A $10 suggested donation is appreciated. All contributors will receive a limited edition silk screen show poster and partial proceeds will go to benefit Rock for Kids. The doors open at 8pm and the show begins at 9pm.

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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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