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Contest Fri Dec 04 2009

Ticket Giveaway: The Arctic Monkeys @ The Riviera, 12/6


We gushed about this British garage rock group back in August when they were in town playing Lollapalooza. If you missed the chance to catch their frenzied and energetic live set this summer, you've got another chance as they roll into town and set up camp at The Riviera Theatre Sunday night.

The Arctic Monkeys may have started as an internet sensation, but have kept their career relevant with a large devoted group of fans, a infectious live show, and by keeping true to their garage rock punk sound, while still branching out into darker layers of work. Their latest release, Humbug, pays homage to the guitar noodling and organ sounds of late '60s pop music, which gives their live setting a darker tone, yet stays true to their bouncing-off-the-wall concert style. The music is universally pleasing to a rock fan, and would be a perfect way to spend a Sunday evening in Chicago.

And Gapers Block and the fine folks over at Domino Records would like to treat you to that enjoyable Sunday evening with the Arctic Monkeys. We're giving away a pair of tickets to the show Sunday night, thanks to the bands lovely label. Just be the first to email us at with the subject line "Monkey!" and you'll be a winner. Update: We have a winner! Congrats to Nicolas!

The Arctic Monkeys play The Riviera Theatre, Sunday December 6th at 7:00pm. Tickets are $27.50, and the show is all ages. Tickets are still available.

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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
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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
WFMU's Beware of the Blog
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House of Blues
Kingston Mines
Lincoln Hall
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The Mutiny
Old Town School of Folk Music
Park West
The Promontory
Red Line Tap
Reggie's Rock Club & Music Joint
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Thalia Hall
The Shrine
Symphony Center
Tonic Room
Uncommon Ground
The Vic
The Whistler

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Groove Distribution
He Who Corrupts
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Kranky Records
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mP Shows
Permanent Records
Reckless Records
Smog Veil Records
Southport & Northport Records
Thick Records
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Victory Records

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