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News Fri Jun 04 2010

Friday Quick Links

Too hot to handle, too cold to hold.

  • Speaking of Lolla, you can win 3-day passes at this First Fridays event tonight at the MCA featuring Mucca Pazza.
  • Ha Ha Tonka performs in a shower at Reggie's Rock Club.
  • Jessica Hopper at The Reader talks to Rhymefest about all things Chicago including what qualifies as the "East Side" (reprazent).
  • In case you missed Kanye West's new leaked single "Power," Fake Shore Drive also has the really cool album art.
  • Interesting afternoon activity once the weather starts to really warm up, check out the "Blues With a Feeling" photo exhibit.
  • I've been neglecting Big Rock Candy Mountain in my weekly web perusals. (Shame on me.) There's some good stuff from Ten Foot Polecats on there now.
  • CYSTSFTS has the line on some sweet honkytonk from Arliss Nancy, including a link to download the EP for free.
  • In his new Vocalo blog, Jim DeRogatis weighs in on the merits of Sleigh Bells and the moral highground concerning Tipper and Al Gore's pending divorce.
  • P.S. if you can correctly guess the song and artist from whence my opening line comes from without using Google or the internets, you get a gold star.
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bk / June 4, 2010 12:45 PM

hi anne,
bobby brown??

BK / June 4, 2010 1:57 PM

don't know the name of the song, but it was in Ghostbusters 2
PS i like gold stars & ghostbusters, but i love theivery corp :)

anne / June 4, 2010 2:32 PM

BK: You are right! It was Bobby Brown's classic "On Our Own" the theme from Ghostbusters 2. Nice work! Gold star for you!

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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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