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News Fri Mar 12 2010

Friday Quick Links

When we're not losing the office Oscar pool, we're hunched over our laptop, ruining our posture looking at these things:

  • Download Clash cover album The Sandanista Project for free (for a limited time) featuring Jon Langford, Sally Timms, more. (via)
  • Last week's "Honkeytonk Friday" selection at Songs:Illinois was Whitey Morgan and the 78s (the only non Bloodshot band selected to play both of their parties at SXSW next week). Keep an eye on Transmission for some fun vicarious SXSWmusic fun.
  • Classic rock meets metal at the apex of Bible of the Devil (straight outta Chicago). They play Quenchers, Saturday 3/13.
  • Naked Raygun goes back into the studio (and then back out on tour).
  • In Worst Week Ever news, EMI lost both a court case to Pink Floyd and the privilege of representing local-boys-made-good OK GO (the boys started their own label).
  • Pete Margesak at The Reader has the line on the reissue of Chicago's own Green's 1986 self-titled album.
  • WBEZ's 848 program delved into the dark underbelly of rockabilly this week.
  • If you like Kraftwerk (with vocals by Eve), you'll probably like Teddybears (via).
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Michelle / March 12, 2010 2:00 PM

Tough week at EMI, their chief executive of recorded-music bailed this week too.

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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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