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Benefit Tue Aug 18 2009

7th Annual Rock for Kids Music Mixer


Don't be left out of this Friday's 7th Annual Rock for Kids Music Mixer at SmartBar. Dozens of Chicago musicians, artists, local labels, and music lovers (like ourselves) were tapped to once again create unique mix CDs that will go to the highest bidder (see a growing list of mixers online). Rock for Kids is a wonderful local non-profit which provides music programs like ethnic percussion, choir, guitar, rock band, piano and production classes to help underprivileged and homeless children strengthen music, academic and social skills and build self-esteem.

What to expect? Well, we've got a slew of mixes from our wizened Transmission staff including ones with titles like: "The Mullet Mix", "The French and the Swedes in America", "Lady Names", "We Sing of Only Blood or Love: On the Road" (which is packaged in a copy of Kerouac's On the Road), "PUT ME IN YOUR BELLY!!!", "All My New Favorite Old Stuff", and much more! See Rock for Kids' Flickr set of a few of the donated mixes.

Update: Here's a slick preview photo of Bob Nanna's grab-bag-o-fun for the mixer. Includes a rare Braid / Poghoh split 7" test-pressing, some Faesthetic magazines, Threadless buttons and more. Also, we hear the following will also be up for bid:

  • Damon Ranger blackbox Mix CD includes rare tracks including an unreleased song from Foo Fighters.

  • Aware Records includes a 23 CD Aware Music collection, including signed CDs from John Mayer, Jack's Mannequin, Brandi Carlile and more.

  • Hot Doug's mix includes $25 worth of gift certificates to Hot Doug's and a certificate to be the Celebrity Sausage for a day.

  • The Empty Bottle's mix CD come inside of the original light board for the venue - a collector's item for any Empty Bottle Fan!

  • Johnny Marr's mix CD doesn't have swag, but it's by freakin' Johnny Marr from the Smiths and Modest Mouse.

It just gets better, so you better come out and bid!

Can't make it? Bid online by proxy!

The silent auction gets going Friday, August 21, from 7pm-10pm at SmartBar (below Metro) 3730 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL. Music provided by DJ LA Jesus. Recommended $5 donation at the door.

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Kids Music / September 24, 2009 12:58 AM

Your blog is like an encyclopedia for those who want to know more about this. Thanks for the interesting information.

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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 Guide
Chicago Singles Club
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Live Fix Blog
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Oh My Rockness
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Sound Opinions
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Theft Liable to Prosecution
Tribune Music
UR Chicago
Victim Of Time
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Beat Kitchen
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The Burlington
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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
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Dave's Records
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Drag City
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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
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