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Album Tue Nov 17 2009


etc2.jpgJust as Kid Sister is releasing her ode to the electro-glossy, fashionable side of hip-hop, another passionate individual has dropped an album in the same genre but one that moves in a completely different direction. Radius' latest opus, ETC... is his fifth, and although it is only seven tracks in length it still packed with complex and inventive downtempo beats. For all the attention that Madlib, 9th Wonder, and other receive the talent and intelligence of Radius is often overlooked. Considered a mini-album, Gritty Goat has printed up only 50 copies of this Chicago gem, and each is hand made. Pick up a copy, along with your copy of Ultraviolet (Kid Sister) and balance out your hip hop diet.

Radius will be spinning tonight as part of Respect the DJ at Lava. Respect The DJ runs every Tuesday at Lava and is a free event.

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Ass / November 17, 2009 11:25 PM

Why do you feel the need to mention Kid Sister not once, but twice, in this post? Because they're both hip-hop? Because they're both from Chicago?

Wouldn't my hip-hop diet be just as balanced if I picked up the new albums from Gucci Mane or 50 Cent today?

This is just bad writing. If you don't actually have anything to say about the artist you're writing about, then why bother?

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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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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
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Windy City Rock


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Elbo Room
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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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Jam Productions
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