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Blog Fri Jan 22 2010

Friday Quick Links

When we're (well, really just me) not getting in fistfights over the last pair of Hunter boots, we're often online.

  • You're coming to our party at the Metro tonight, right? Four bands for zero dollars if you do the right thing and bring our flyer to the door before 9pm. Details here.
  • Speaking of White Mystery, Greg Kot has more (very nice things) to say about them (even though he doesn't let it slip that you can get into this show for free, hrm).
  • Enjoy Chicago hip-hop and help Haiti earthquake victims all in one place at this upcoming show on the 31st at Reggie's.
  • Loud Loop Press has a list of some of the things that Chicago artists are doing to aid Haiti.
  • Bloodshot Records is proud to feature their "Drinking Buddies" (artists they like, but who aren't on the label) starting with Jane Baxter Miller (performing Saturday at the Hideout).
  • Peter Margasak has the line on the Pravda Records label reunion show at the Abbey Pub tonight.
  • I Fight Dragons won the award at Deli Chicago's Emerging Artists of 2009 poll. (Hey Champ came in second, with Netherfriends in third.)
  • And DeRo has the line on the expanded Lilith Fair lineup which actually has my interests piqued. It includes Loretta Lynn, Heart, and Cat Power (I'll believe it when I see her). No dates or specific city lineups set yet.
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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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