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DJ / Dance Sat Apr 10 2010

Last Minute Plans: Avant Mutek with Akufen

avantmutekfrontwebinvert.jpgIn light of the Arcade Fires and New Pornographers of the world, it's maybe easy to miss a few of the more experimental artists our neighbors to the north have to offer. It might even be a surprise to hear that Canada has a thriving electronic music scene. Indeed, Montreal boasts one of the longest running and world-renowned electronic music festivals in the world. Mutek has been bringing some of the most influential and innovative musicians and artists to our side of the Atlantic for eleven years, and for 2010 they've rolled out something special. A taste of Mutek's forward-thinking style is on tour in other Canadian cities as well as select dates in the states as Avant Mutek. It makes its stop in Chicago tonight and features two Montrealer ambassadors who are as internationally acclaimed as Mutek itself, legendary microhouse producer Akufen and Stephen Beaupre. With support from locals Leo 123, Hernan Sanchez and Jeff Pietro, Chicago's edition of Avant Mutek goes down at Green Dolphin Street tonight, Saturday, April 10, at 10pm, although there will be an Ableton workshop at 7pm for the techie early birds. Tickets are a cool $10 in advance, $15 at the door. If you find yourself wanting more after this small preview, Mutek festival itself goes from June 2-6th, 2010 and annually in early June.

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Mr. Tunes / April 15, 2010 11:11 PM

actually kind of refreshing because lately we've been more well known for electronic music like deadmau5 and mstrkrft up here. the mutek scene is more interesting, but almost too high-brow for normal crowds in canada.

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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
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Can You See The Sunset From The Southside
Chicago Reader Music
Chicagoist Arts & Events
Chicago Music Guide
Chicago Singles Club
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Dark Jive
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Jim DeRogatis
Fake Shore Drive
Gowhere Hip Hop
The Hood Internet
Jaded in Chicago
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Little White Earbuds
Live Fix Blog
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Oh My Rockness
Pop 'stache
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Sound Opinions
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Theft Liable to Prosecution
Tribune Music
UR Chicago
Victim Of Time
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House of Blues
Kingston Mines
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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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