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Contest Wed Dec 02 2009

UPDATED: Contest for Field Music

brewis.jpg After Peter and David Brewis's Field Music became a company (their words) more than just a band in 2007, its members dabbled in side projects like the prog-influenced the Week that Was and School of Language. Even though both had their own identities, the Field Music name was still attached to them when albums were released and tours made the rounds. (In March, the Week that Was turned in an excellent set at the Empty Bottle.) For a time it was assumed that Field Music's divine indie-pop (in the vein of Apples in Stereo or a more sparse XTC) would be held to just two proper albums and a hodgepodge of B-sides and rarities. However, as creative types are wont to do, the Brewis brothers couldn't just let Field Music go and so they've resurrected the band for a 2010 comeback.

In February, they'll release a 20-track double album that pulls inspiration from a wider range of music than they've ever displayed before. As a small treat to the US, the band visits for just two dates - in New York tonight, and Saturday at Beat Kitchen. Thanks to Transmission's friends at House Call, you can see this show for free. Be the first to email "MEASURE" to to win a pair of tickets for Field Music. We have a winner. Congratulations, Oscar.

Chicago bands Sleep Out and Canasta open for Field Music at Beat Kitchen on Saturday. The show begins at 9:30PM for ages 17+ and admission is $12. Beat Kitchen is located at 2100 W. Belmont. Well, forget that. This Field Music venture to the US has been postponed until next year.

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Beat Kitchen / December 3, 2009 8:52 PM

FYI- Sleep Out and Canasta will still be performing. Tickets now $8 / 21+.

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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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