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Event Sat Apr 04 2009

Happy Birthday Schubas


One of Chicago's favorite music venues is currently celebrating its 20th anniversary. The beautiful building Schubas Tavern resides in was originally built in 1903 by the Schlitz Brewery. Chris and Michael Schuba bought the building in 1988 and began the laborious process of refurbishing it--ornate exterior and all. 20 years later, things are going pretty well. The venue regularly hosts popular musical acts and there are plans in motion for the opening of a new Schubas-owned venue.

Since April marks the official anniversary month, Schubas is turning it up to 11. April's lineup features Alejandro Escovedo, Richard Buckner, Cold War Kids, and The Handsome Family. Before you run off to the bar to grab a pint, make sure to check out There will be prize giveaways all month. Keep an eye out for free tickets to anniversary shows and custom designed posters by Jay Ryan, Spike Press, Delicious Design League, and more. Here is a list of some upcoming Schubas shows:

Wednesday 4/08/2009 * 9:00 PM * 21+ * SOLD OUT
Alejandro Escovedo

Thursday 4/09/2009 * 9:00 PM * 21+ * $15.00
Richard Buckner with Dawn Landes

Thursday 4/16/2009 * 9:00 PM * 21+ * SOLD OUT
Cold War Kids with Amazing Baby

Saturday 4/18/2009 and
Sunday 4/19/2009 * 9:00 PM * 21+ * $20.00
The Handsome Family with Marissa Nadler and Barry McCormack

Saturday 5/30/2009 * 10:00 PM and
Sunday 5/31/2009 * 9:00 PM * 21+ * $16.00 ($18.00 Door)
The Meat Puppets with The Retribution Gospel Choir

Monday 6/08/2009 * 9:00 PM * All Ages * $15.00 - Five Day Pass $50
Tuesday 6/09/2009 - Friday 6/12/2009 * 9:00 PM * 18+ * $15.00
Art Brut with Guests

Friday 7/24/2009 and Saturday 7/25/2009 * 10:30 PM * 21+ * $15.00
The Wrens with Guest

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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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Alarm Magazine
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