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Concert Thu Sep 18 2008

Na Na Na

"I stopped thinking in terms of traditional songwriting. I worked on shapes, forms, and textures, scents and colors. Elements which are more earthy and organic inspired me."

Youtube sensation Theresa Andersson is one talented woman. I say ONE woman because she is able to create every part of her music live all by herself. Every song she performs live is a perfectly orchestrated and choreographed dance with her drums, guitar, fiddle, dulcimer, tambourine, record player, 2 mics and her 30 odd loop pedals. She tracks every instrument and vocals live and loops them within the live performance by operating her pedal loops through out the show with her toes. It is incredible.

Her debut album, Hummingbird, Go! was released on Sept. 2nd by Basin Street Records. Recording each part herself in her New Orleans kitchen, Andersson then took album to Sweden and left it in the hands of friend and producer Tobias Froberg. While the album was being mixed Theresa needle felted 1,500 individual CD jackets for the teaser EP "I the River."

Theresa Andersson will be performing at SPACE in Evanston this Sunday (9/21) with Janelle Kroll. The show starts at 8:00pm and tickets are $10.

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bob / September 18, 2008 4:51 PM

This would be cool if the song she did was good but its not. I've seen this done by many artist. After about 10 minutes of it, all you think about is why doesn't this person just get a band or just play to some backing tracks. But at least she doesn't deal with a shit head band member.

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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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