As of January 1, 2016, Gapers Block has ceased publication. The site will remain up in archive form. Please visit Third Coast Review, a new site by several GB alumni.
 Thank you for your readership and contributions over the past 12-plus years. 


Sunday, May 27

Gapers Block

Gapers Block on Facebook Gapers Block on Flickr Gapers Block on Twitter The Gapers Block Tumblr

« Intonation: Helping Kids Rock Since 2006 Golden Birthday - Infinite Leagues »

Concert Wed Nov 19 2008

Fall Out Boy returns home to celebrate their new release at The Chicago Theatre

Fall Out Boy

Suburban hometown heroes Fall Out Boy are heading home next month to celebrate the release of their new album Folie à Deux. The band is partnering up with Fuse TV for a December 2nd concert at The Chicago Theatre, which Fuse will tape and premier December 16th at 9:00 PM EST to coincide with the release of Fall Out Boy's album earlier that day.

Folie à Deux is the follow up to their 2007 release Infinity on High, which sold to date 1.3 million copies worldwide. I'm not a math whiz, but that adds up to a lot of skinny jeans and eye liner, and is pretty impressive for a band that started as a side project fueled by teenage mall rat angst.

The new album promises a few surprise guest, including the confirmed inclusion of Elvis Costello on one of the new tracks, making this a collaboration of two bands I wouldn't have thought I would ever mention in the same breath.

Fall Out Boy has consistently released a stream of sugary pop punk tracks that although sometime sophomoric in their nature, always possess the qualities of a hit. I sometimes find a FOB track sneaking up on my car stereo, and you can't help wanting to belt along with the earnest vocals of Patrick Stump and feel like a pop punk kid all over again.

Relive some youthful exuberance and welcome the hometown boys back to Chicago on December 2nd at The Chicago Theatre. Select tickets go on sale at Friday November 28 at 10:00 AM for $10 via Ticketmaster. There will be a two ticket minimum/maximum per order. The majority of tickets will be available at The Chicago Theater box office only on the day of the show on a first come, first serve basis.

GB store

stevejon6 / December 16, 2008 4:54 AM

Cheers for writing about this. FYI - here's some more info about straem heroes online

kat / May 24, 2011 2:10 AM

It's good to see young new bands like this. It looks like a good group.

GB store

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.

Read this feature »


  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

GB store


Featured Series


Transmission on Flickr

Join the Transmission Flickr Pool.

About Transmission

Transmission is the music section of Gapers Block. It aims to highlight Chicago music in its many varied forms, as well as cover touring acts performing in the city. More...
Please see our submission guidelines.

Editor: Sarah Brooks,
Transmission staff inbox:



Transmission Flickr Pool
 Subscribe in a reader.

GB store

GB Store

GB Buttons $1.50

GB T-Shirt $12

I ✶ Chi T-Shirts $15