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Concert Wed Jun 17 2009

Lollapalooza Schedule Announced


The official Lollapalooza schedule has been posted! Check out to start making your Lolla plans (click here to go directly to the schedule). The site is overloaded at the moment, but while I wait for it to load I'm crossing my fingers that Depeche Mode and the Beastie Boys won't be playing head-to-head. Lollapalooza takes place August 7th - 9th in Grant Park. Tickets can be purchased here.

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Rich / June 17, 2009 10:59 AM

Fri: Kings of Leon and Depeche Mode
Sat: Beastie Boys and Tool
Sun: Killers and Jane's Addiction

Chris / June 17, 2009 2:46 PM

Seriously? they put Beastie Boys and Tool on at the same time then the next night Killers and Janes Addiction?? They couldn't have swapped those so you can see Beastie Boys and Tool?? I want my money back, this sucks.

Stephanie Griffin / June 17, 2009 5:14 PM

Here's my first-glance schedule:

Fri: Manchester Orchestra, White Lies, Bon Iver, Ben Folds, Crystal Castles, The Decemberists, Andrew Bird, Depeche Mode

Sat: Early afternoon open until Chairlift at 4, then Arctic Monkeys, Santigold, Lykke Li, Animal Collective, BEASTIE BOYS!!!

Sun: Friendly Fires, Bat for Lashes, Cage the Elephant, Dan Deacon, Vampire Weekend, Cold War Kids, Lou Reed OR Snoop Dogg (undecided... don't judge me), Silversun Pickups, Jane's Addiction

chicago web design / June 18, 2009 2:42 PM

Fri:Depeche Mode
Saturday: TOTR,Coheed and Cambria, Atmosphere, Tool
Sunday: No Thanks.

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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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