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Event Thu Jun 11 2009

More Than Just Ribs at Ribfest

waltermeego.jpgI love barbecue as much as the next guy, but luckily there's more than just ribs at this weekend's Ribfest.... This year the fest has a pretty kick-ass music lineup that would satisfy any indie-darling including Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin, Margot and the Nuclear So & So's, Dusty Rhodes & the River Band along with hometown groups Walter Meego, OFFICE and Tom Schraeder & His Ego.

Ribfest takes place this weekend at the intersections of Lincoln, Irving Park and Damen. The full lineup and set-times after the jump.

Friday, June 12

South Stage:
5pm Deanna Devore
7pm The Blakes

North Stage:
6pm Tom Schraeder & His Ego
8pm Harlem Shakes

Saturday, June 13

South Stage:
12pm The Summer Salts
2pm Jukebox the Ghost
4pm Brighton, MA
6pm Thao with the Get Down Stay Down
8pm Walter Meego

North Stage:
1pm REGO
3pm Chris Bryan
5pm Wheat
7pm Dusty Rhodes & the River Band
9pm Margot and the Nuclear So & So's

Sunday, June 14

South Stage:
1pm Upstairs Nick
3pm Absentstar
5pm Tulsa
7pm Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin
9pm Annuals

North Stage:
12pm Matt Robinson Band
2pm Musikanto
4pm Dick Prall
6pm Hoots and Hellmouth
8pm Asylum Street Spankers

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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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