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Event Wed May 27 2009

Do Division This Weekend

dodivisionhand.jpgSummer in Chicago officially arrives this weekend with the Do Division Street Festival. The kick off of street-fest season, Do Division features food, fashion, and sidewalk sales from Division Street businesses and most importantly--music, programmed by the Empty Bottle. The Handsome Furs, Menomena, White Rabbits and Flosstradamus ,among others, will all hit the main stage this weekend. There will also be a Family Fun stage plus the Second Annual Bass, Bubbles and Beats DJ party in the Wicker Wash Car Wash.

Another bonus--if you were concerned about missing Around the Coyote Arts Festival this year since it moved from its original location at Wicker Park's Six Corners, fear no more because this year the event has moved to West Town and coincides with Do-Division. Click here for ticket information.

Do Division takes place on Division Street from Ashland to Leavitt from 2pm to 10pm. Full band listing and set times after the jump.


Saturday, May 30th:
8:30pm Flosstradamus
7:00pm Handsome Furs
5:30pm Viva Voce
4:00pm JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound
2:30pm Dark Meat
1:00pm Lamajamal

Sunday, May 31st:
8:30pm Menomena
7:00pm White Rabbits
5:30pm Hollywood Holt
4:00pm Mt. St Helens Vietnam Band
2:30pm Jai Alai Savant
1:00pm Bad Veins

Bass, Bubbles & Beats DJ Party:
Wicker Wash Car Wash

Saturday, May 30th:
2:00 Julius Oliver
3:00 Uncle Milty
4:00 Korviel/Chesa
5:00 Todd/ G
7:00 Nathan Scott
8:00 Dj Inphiniti
9:00 Ben Castanadal

Sunday, May 31st:
2:00 Sebastian R.
3:00 On The Front
4:00 Facing Forward
5:00 The Ability
6:00 Rookie of the Year
7:00 Lee Michaels
8:00 Dino G
9:00 Victor R

Family Fun Fest:

Adventure Stage

Saturday, May 30th:
12:00 - 12:45 - Tall Tales Storytellers (The Mill)
1:00 - 1:45 - Jeanie B!
2:00 - 2:30 - Hogwash: An Improvised Tall Tale
2:45 - 3:15 - Kiara
3:30 - 4:15 - Mr. Singer & Kerry Appleberry
4:30 - 5:15 - The Mime Company
5:30 - 6:00 - Super Stolie

Sunday, May 31st:
12:00 - 12:45 - Mary Macaroni
1:00 - 1:45 - Chang's Martial Arts
2:00 - 3:30 - The Schnozberries
3:45 - 4:15 - Quest Theatre Ensemble
4:30 - 5:00 - Rock for Kids - All Star Choir
5:15 - 6:00 - Little Miss Ann Band

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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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  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
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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
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Congress Theater
Cubby Bear
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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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  & 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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