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Concert Mon Nov 24 2008

Skybox Brings Various Kitchen Utensils to SubT for Thanksgiving Eve

The folks at Subterranean are smart. They know if they're going to get a crowd in on Thanksgiving Eve they should probably go after those who will be dining here over the feast filled holiday. They also know that to get people out that night they'd better book a pretty exciting show.

Maybe something involving dancing Pilgrims? Something celebrating various kitchen utensils? Well isn't it lucky we have a band like Skybox right here in town to fit the the bill! This Wednesday they're playing a 17+ show promoted by the video below, dancing pilgrims included.

Thanksgiving Celebration: 11/26 @ Subterranean

For the show itself the band has been threatening to do things up right for Thanksgiving eve. Perhaps they'll even go beyond the Pilgrim and Indian options and opt for dressing as drumsticks and cornstalks. One way or another, it's sure to be a festive night.

Back in Phoenix, AZ Skybox was well known for their cabaret style performances. Their sets would be punctuated as much by the variety of their musical styles as by their creativity and willingness to entertain their fans. It took the band a while to feel out the expectations their new Chicago audience had of them. But they have been here since April of 2006 and show no signs of leaving.

As Tim Ellis the band's front man said "We like the culture, how [Chicago] is a real hard working place." Skybox has enjoyed the cross pollination of the city's rich music scene. The diversity of the city as a whole, as well as the folks they see in front of them from up on stage, has kept the band creative and creating. This past summer saw Skybox back in the studio recording another album. There's no working title to be shared yet, but the finishing touches are being taken care of.

Skybox plays with Pool of Frogs and Netherfriends. Doors are early at 8pm. Tickets $8.
Subterranean, 2011 W. North Ave, 773.278.6684

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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

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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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