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Preview Mon Aug 09 2010

The Arrivals @ Ronny's, 8/12


The Arrivals (Photo by Katie Hovland)

Be sure to head over to Ronny's - 2101 N. California Ave - this Thursday for a night of some of the best punk rock that Chicago has to offer. Long-running Chicago band, The Arrivals, headline and feature guitarists/vocalists Lil Dave Merriman, (Textbook Committee) and Isaac Thotz, (Treasure Fleet) as well as Paddy Costello, (Dillinger Four) on bass and Ronnie Dicola on drums.

The Arrivals are on the verge of putting out a new record, their fourth full-length overall, entitled Volatile Molotov early this October on Recess Records that they recently recorded at Atlas Studios with recording engineer Matt Allison (Alkaline Trio/Less Than Jake/Smoking Popes). You can listen to a track off The Arrival's new record called "Frontline" here.

Also playing are Chicago punk/rock 'n roll veterans Mexican Cheerleader, (ex Apocalypse Hoboken/Oblivion) and Hawkbit.

The show is this Thursday, August 12th. Doors are at 10pm and tickets are only available at the door for $7. Sorry kids, this show is 21+.

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sturdy / August 10, 2010 6:10 PM

HA! Nice photo. Reminds me of something:

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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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Red Line Tap
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