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Review Tue Apr 06 2010

Review: Miike Snow @ Metro 4/4

Due to high demand, the electro-pop Trio from Stockholm, Sweden, Miike Snow, added a second show at Metro Sunday night with Delorean and Light Pollution joining them. Even as their second Chicago show, they still managed to sell over 800 tickets to an all ages crowd — Metro holds 1,100 — on a very rainy Easter Sunday.

I hopped in the barricade a few minutes before their set began and chatted with Metro employee, Joel, who was working stage security, "What's up with the bubbles," he said- looked up, and pointed up to the right balcony, "That girl has been standing there blowing bubbles the entire night."

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(Photos of Miike Snow by Katie Hovland.)

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I noticed the fog creeping slowly across the stage, and then the bluish stage lights dimmed into black, and the house music that had been playing between sets died out. The dark curtain on the stage had a large, white decal of Jackalope and members of Miike Snow came out wearing white hockey masks and black, vinyl jackets.

They have been compared to Animal Collective and TV on the Radio, which I can see because of the upbeat vibe and sound. Miike Snow is touring the United States until October this year, so if dance-pop is your thing, don't miss out on their shows.

Miike Snow is Christian Karlsson, Pontus Winnberg, Andrew Wyatt. They have remixed songs by Peter Bjorn and John, Kings of Leon, and Vampire Weekend, and have worked with other artists such as Madonna, Kylie Minogue, and Britney Spears — who in 2005, they won a Grammy for Best Dance Recording for the track "Toxic." Their self-titled album came out in May of 2009 by Downtown Records --- Their singles "Animal" and "Plastic Jungle" were played in episodes of the TV-series Gossip Girl as well as MTV's The Buried Life.

Set List:

1. Intro
2. Cult Logic
3. Burial
4. Black and Blue
5. A Horse is not a Home
6. Silvia (into Plastic Jungle)
7. Sans Soleil
8. Rabbit
9. Animal

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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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