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Concert Mon Nov 30 2009

If You're Wondering If They Want You To


Weezer may not have the most innovative album of the year, but they've certainly got an innovative marketing strategy. Between their Weezer Snuggie, Dwight Schrute-coined album, and collaboration with Kenny G, Weezer has gone to show in 2009 that they're willing to be as ridiculous as possible at all times - and I absolutely love it. Their catchy hooks and poppy lyrics certainly don't hurt, either.

If you can appreciate a band who do not take themselves too seriously, catch =W= tomorrow night at the Aragon at 7 pm. Jack's Mannequin and Motion City Soundtrack open this all-ages show. Tickets are $44.75 and can be picked up here.

And if you still just can't get enough Weezer, the T-Mobile Motorola CLIQ Challenge gives us a chance to bring the band to a college campus here in Chicago. Just follow the link and vote for your favorite Chicago school to ensure the winning college will be right here in the Windy City. The school with the most votes will win a live performance from Weezer, and $1 per vote received (for up to $25k). Sweet deal.

To sweeten it even more, we have not one, not two, but three copies of Weezer's Raditude to give away to our lucky readers. Just be the first three to email us at with the subject line "Rad!" and we'll send your CD along, straight to your door. Update! We have our three winners! Congrats to Paul, Kate and Jon!

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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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