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News Fri Jul 09 2010

Friday Quick Links

When we're not mopping our collective brows, we're inside the air conditioner, where it's coolest, looking at things online:

  • Big Rock Candy Mountain makes up for lost time in praising Chicago music by offering up a swinging mix for your enjoyment.
  • Get The Hood Internet's latest free mixtape by signing up with Anatomy Magazine.
  • More free mix fun from Creamteam with Summerfun from Hard Mix.
  • First annual Great Midwest Ukefest is coming up on August 22nd right here in Chicago at Chief O'Neill's. Details on Facebook.
  • Can You See the Sunset from the Southside really got me liking Stegosaur.
  • Fake Shore Drive posts an aptly timed behind-the-scenes video of Mikey Rocks (Cool Kids) recording a rap song "The Choice is Yours" to lure LeBron James to Chicago. Well, we know how that worked out now.
  • Fake Shore Drive also posts a rumored track list for the upcoming Kanye West album due out this fall.
  • Chicagoist has Lilith Fair on the "deathwatch" after they've cancelled 10 dates nationally and headliner Kelly Clarkson pulled out of the Chicago stop of the resurrected tour.
  • A hilariously accurate review of Rush at Charter One Pavilion.
  • New Hit It or Quit It podcast is posted over at Vocalo with much discussion about Prince and all things he deems worthy.
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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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