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News Fri Jul 30 2010

Friday Quick Links

When we're not rocking out with Prince, we're looking at things like these:

  • Howard Stern doesn't know who Carl Kasell is (pronounced like Castle, btw, Howard). Ass.
  • Reckless Records employee Chris Connelly uses his commute time well. He wrote a novel and two albums while on the "L".
  • Watch Chicago punk scene documentary You Weren't There for free online for just 1 week, courtesy of Pitchfork TV.
  • Get your limited edition Lollapalooza 2010 t-shirt right here. Designed by Chicago artist Cody Hudson (aka Struggle Inc.).
  • Sound Opinions' next night at the movies will take place 8/12 at Lincoln Hall features not only the film "Once" but also a performance by the film's stars, Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová, of The Swell Season. Tickets are $14. Quite the bargain!
  • Memories of Chicago's WMAQ, once the city's oldest radio station, which went off-air ten years ago, on August 1, 2000.
  • Speaking of Mr. West, I'd nearly forgotten the cuteness of this video for Kid Sister's song "Pro Nails" (in which Kanye makes an appearance). I think she rocks the brunette look much fiercer now, by the way.
  • Wolf Parade's Hadji Bakara is going back to college for more learnin' at U of C! Here's hoping the events committee finds him in time for Summer Breeze.
  • Does your favorite bar jukebox have a Twitter feed? Well, the one at Simon's Tavern in Andersonville does. Make suggestions by following @simonsjukebox.
  • We're not endorsing pirating anything, but there's some folks out there who are getting mighty DIY with making copies of vinyl records.
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aubrey / July 30, 2010 12:22 PM

That Sound Opinions "Once" screening has been sold out for a bit now.

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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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