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sxsw2010 Tue Mar 16 2010

Blogging All the Way from SXSW 2010: Hood Internet and White Mystery

sxsw2010.gifOnce again, we're thrilled to be enjoying the hustle and bustle of Austin, Texas through some of our favorite Chicago musicians. The Hood Internet is loading up their luggage with lots of fruits and vegetables (I'm sure) to keep themselves running at optimal levels while they create beautiful digital mashups. Along with DJs STV SLV and ABX, we'll also be getting regular reports and pictures from the ginger rock powerhouse of White Mystery. Dare we say, that Alex White and her brother Francis are poised on the verge of world domination? Yep, we just said it. They'll be heading to Austin as well, but skipping back home early to celebrate the release of their new album at the Hideout on Saturday (keep an eye out here for more on that one).

If you're headed down to Austin, you can check out these guys at the following venues (based on our latest information — times subject to change). We even have a super list of all the Chicago bands heading down to play at SXSW that we could find. If you're in Chicago, basking in the green glow of the river, keep your eyes on Gapers Block: Transmission for all the rowdy updates.

Hood by Matt of You Ain't No Picasso.jpg The Hood Internet in action (Photo by Matt of You Ain't No Picasso)

The Hood Internet at SXSW 2010:

Thurs., 3/18 - 2:15pm Schubas + Lincoln Hall's 14th Annual SXSW Round-Up at Yard Dog Gallery, 1510 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX

Fri., 3/19 - 6pm My Old Kentucky Blog presents Pumps And A Bump at Peckerheads, 402 E 6th St, Austin, TX

Fri., 3/19 - 10:15pm The Hype Machine's Lose Control 2 at Vice, 6th Street & San Jacinto, Austin, TX

Fri., 3/19 - 12:30am It's Chicago! at The Lodge, 411 E 6th St, Austin, TX

Sat., 3/20 - 2:30pm The dubFrequency Loft at Malverde, 400 West 2nd St, Austin, TX

Sat., 3/20 - 5pm Mewbox presents Hello Stranger at Elysium, 705 Red River St, Austin, TX

Sat., 3/20 - 7pm Do512 & Shiner Present:The Big One 2010 at The Compound, 1300 E 4th St, Austin, TX

Sat., 3/20 - 11pm Official SXSW showcase at Karma, 119 W. 8th St., Austin, TX

White Mystery at the Gapers Block Metro Show
White Mystery performing at the Metro
for Gapers Block's 6th Anniversary party last spring (Photo by David Schalliol).

White Mystery at SXSW 2010:

Wed., 3/17 - 8pm SXSW HoZac Showcase at Trailer Space, 1401 Rosewood Avenue, Austin, TX

Thurs., 3/18 - 2pm Acid Marshmallow Showcase at Broken Neck, 4701 Red Bluff Road, Austin, TX

Thurs., 3/18 - 3pm SXSW Third Man Pop Up Store at Frank Restaurant and Grocery, 407 Colorado St, Austin, TX

Thurs., 3/18 - 3:30pm SXSW Girl's Rock! Austin with Exene Cervenka, at Cafe Mundi, 1704 E. 5th St., Austin, TX

Fri., 3/19 - 8pm SXSW In the Red Showcase at Beerland, 711 Red River Street, Austin, TX

Sat., 3/20 - 9pm White Mystery Record Release party at The Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia Ave., Chicago, IL

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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

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  & 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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