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Concert Wed Jul 28 2010

The Dead Weather Ticket Giveaway


Jack White is a modern day "Renaissance Man" if there ever was one. Whether he's part of the peppermint striped duo that was his claim to fame, or producing some of the most historic acts in music, or creating his own label and pop-up store, he keeps busy.

His latest project, The Dead Weather, boast an impressive line-up including members of The Kills, The Raconteurs, and Queens of the Stone Age. While touring with his band The Raconteurs, White's voice had some problems, and Alison Mosshart of The Kills had to fill in on some songs. The vibe felt right, and the two, along with Raconteur/Greenhorns Jack Lawrence and QOTSA Dean Fertita, combined forces to create The Dead Weather. It's gritty, dirty blues garage rock at its finest, abrasive and sexy with the powerhouse guitar licks and howls of Mosshart and White entwined.

The group is headlining The Congress during their stop in Chicago Friday night, and we've got the chance for you to see them live! Just email us at with the subject "Stormy!" and you and a friend might win a pair of tickets to the show on Friday! [Update! We have selected our winners and they've been notified! Thanks to everyone who wrote in.]

Tickets are $35 and the show is all ages. Doors open at 7:30pm with Harlem opening. The Congress Theater is located at 2125 N. Milwaukee Ave.

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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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