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Concert Thu Apr 09 2009

Get Branded @ The Congress Theater (plus a contest)


Branded is a new series of events brought to you by Time Out Chicago and the people behind Revolution No. 9 New Years Eve with Justice. They aim to fuse the worlds of art, fashion, rock, hip hop, and electronic culture, and are kicking off the series with a show this Saturday night at the Congress Theater with a big line-up of some of the electronic world's finest. Graphic artist Dan Stiles will be creating limited edition posters, t-shirts, and skate decks for the show.

Headlining the concert is Grammy-nominated Toronto electro DJ Deadmau5 (aka Joel Zimmerman). Expect an insane light show and a giant costume mouse head. Aside from taking the electronic world by storm, he's recently released a new iPhone application that allows users to remix their favorite Deadmau5 songs directly from their phone. Also on the bill are international acts Crookers, Late of the Pier and The Whip. Local artists Zebo, Willy Joy, Loyal Divide, and Noise Floor Crew will be sharing the bill.

Branded takes place Sunday night at the Congress Theater, 2135 N. Milwaukee Ave. Tickets are $21 and available to purchase online here, or at Gramaphone Records, 2843 N. Clark St, Silver Room, 1442 N. Milwaukee Ave, or the Congress box office. The show is 17+ and lasts from 8 pm to 3am. Ticket purchase includes a one-year subscription to Time Out Chicago.

Really Quick Contest! We're giving away 2 pairs of tickets to the show, courtesy of the good folks with Loyal Divide. Just be the first 2 to email us at contests (at) gapersblock (dot) com with the subject "Branded!" and you'll be the winners! [Update!] We have our winners! Congrats to Michelle and Matthew!

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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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