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Friday Quick Links

When we're fighting the Triple H (no, not that Triple H, we're talking hazy, hot, and humid), we're inside, sitting in front of our computer, looking at things on the internet.

  • Chicago Public Schools teacher Joe Becker is also a rap artist. He uses his music to reach his students at Rachel Carson School on the South Side. (Unfortunately, his contract was not renewed this year.)
  • The Onion's A.V. Club features Chicago band Rise Against in their "Undercover" project doing their best Nirvana impression.
  • Tweedy knows how to give the audience what they want. Here he is singing/reciting "Single Ladies" (sans leotard).
  • Speaking of, Lolla's radius clause policy also recently caught the eye of Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan.
  • File under "Forgot to post earlier" but here's some video of the Dutchess & the Duke performing from the bar at the Empty Bottle earlier this month. (Actual singing starts around 1:30 in.)
  • It's like Frankenstein meets the Wolfman, but here's John Hodgman, Neil Gaiman and OK GO's Damien Kulash singing "So Happy Together" in St. Paul recently.
  • Gold star time. Name all the members of the muppets' band, which features Animal on drums (without using the Google!). Bonus for the full name of the band. Answers in the comments, please. Extra bonus stars for naming which instruments they each play.
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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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