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Benefit Thu Jul 22 2010

More Benefits for Madina Lake's Matthew Leone

In addition to the massive Smashing Pumpkins benefit we posted yesterday, a ton of other Chicago musicians and businesses are stepping up to the plate to raise money for Matthew Leone's medical bills, including two major shows at the end of August featuring some of our best local talent. The first show is taking place Saturday, August 21st at Double Door. Two of Matthew's bandmates, Nathan and Mateo, will be performing an acoustic set alongside sets from AM Taxi, The Fold, The Lifeline and David Costa. Over at the Hard Rock Hotel the following day (Sunday, August 22nd), The Lovehammers, Kill Hannah, Scott Lucas (of Local H), Makeshift Prodigy and The Frantic will be performing. In addition to the money raised from ticket sales, the Hard Rock Hotel will be donating $15 for every room booked throughout the entire month of August. A silent auction will be held at both shows featuring a plethora of items from local businesses, and an eBay auction is being held with items ranging from a signed platinum record of A Perfect Circle's Mer De Noms to a Lego sculpture commissioned by Pete Wentz.

Tickets for the Double Door show are currently on sale, and tickets for the Hard Rock Hotel show will be available starting July 26th. Both shows are 21+, $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Tickets for both shows may be purchased here. Even if you have no interest in either of these shows, please still consider taking out your wallet and making a donation directly to Matthew Leone's Sweet Relief Fund.

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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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