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Contest Mon Sep 21 2009

These Arms Are Snakes @ Subterranean (plus a contest)


Post-Hardcore/Progressive rockers These Arms are Snakes seem to want to be Chicagoans based on who they have been tour mates with. They are back in town playing the Subterranean Tuesday. This band, who was at the Sub-T last Febuary played what was told to be amazing show, just off the heels of a tour with local instramental rock stars Russian Circles through Europe. They have also spilt EPs with both Russian Circles and fellow locals Pelican.

After releasing the soon to be classic Tail Swallower and Dove last year on Suicide Squeeze, The band decided that Pitchfork didn't know what the hell they were doing and collaborated their own 500 list with what they believe to be the best songs of the past 10 years as opposed to Pitchfork's 30 year exploration. (With of course respective nods to songs they both agreed on.) Anyone who would take the time to compile another list that long is obviously a hard core music fan and TAAS's love of music shows in their thrilling live performances where crowd surfing and stage diving are common. I haven't taken the time to count the number of Chicago based bands on the list.

Act now and get in for free! We have a pair of tickets to give away to the first person to email us at with the subject "Snakes!". Update! We have a winner! Congrats to Tim!

Experimental Canucks DD/MM/YYYY and Northwest Indiana band Native opens for what is sure to be an intense night of music. The Subterranean is located at 2011 W. North Ave. Doors at 8:30. Show Starts at 9:00.

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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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