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Friday Quick Links

While fireworks explode in the alley, we're reading things online:

  • Kid Sister's "Big N' Bad" video hasn't come out yet, but the behind-the-scenes video has.
  • If you really need a new Kid Sister video, check her live performance in NYC at Webster Hall singing "Do Do Do."
  • Andrew Bird, a longtime supporter of Rock for Kids (an organization which provides music education to Chicago kids who can't get it anywhere else) has announced the Andrew Bird Rock for Kids Scholarship to provide one year of music instruction to a worthy student enrolled at ChiArts (Chicago High School for the Arts). Learn more and donate.
  • Pitchfork is playing blog roundup with its latest venture Altered Zones, to launch mid-July. It'll be an international music blog collective but no Chicago blogs on that bill (so far).
  • Chicago blogger Chris Catania of the Live Fix takes a long look at why concertgoers riot after a scheduled Drake show in NYC turned very bad very quickly when the crowd quickly surpassed expectations.
  • Need to get through the afternoon with a smile? Keep an eye out for Schubas' weekly Friday playlists selections you can stream from work, er...your own computer. Here's last week's gem from Digital Media Director Brendan Fitzpatrick.
  • The Reader previewed Chicago sound object artist and musician Nick Butcher's show at the Bottle.
  • Bloodshot artist Robbie Fulks covers Michael Jackson with his album Happy.
  • Free double EP by Chicago band Suns.
  • More analysis of the investigation of Lollapalooza's "radius clause" by Jim DeRogatis.
  • Bonus play: What future-famous lead singer originally fronted '70s rock band Montrose? (Be the first to answer this bit o' trivia in the comments below and we'll send you a Transmission sticker.)
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Jeff / July 4, 2010 5:03 PM

Sammy Hagar

anne / July 6, 2010 9:54 AM

That's right, Jeff! Email me your mailing address and I'll send you out a sticker.

For those of you who want to bask in the glory of Montrose, here's a lil video from 1974. Check that 'do on Sammy!

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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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