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Contest Thu Sep 16 2010

HEAVEmedia Celebrates their 3rd Birthday with Owen (and a contest)

owen.jpgChicago-based site HEAVEmeda.com are celebrating their third birthday this weekend, and they've come a long way from a little blog to a full blown site with web content including audio and video, as well as putting on shows that showcase local talent. It's a lot of hard work by some dedicated people, and to celebrate they're throwing a party with some of their favorite acts. Topping the bill is Mike Kinsella's solo project Owen. You might be familiar with Kinsella's work in American Football, Joan of Arc, and Cap'n Jazz, all regular staples in the Chicago music scene. Owen's 2009 album New Leaves took almost three years to complete, during that time Kinsella became a husband and a father, and New Leaves took on a new sound a direction inspired by the change in Kinsella's life. Opening up before Owen is Brooklyn based Savoir Adore (this will be their first Chicago show so give them a warm welcome) and The Streets on Fire.

To celebrate, our friends over at HEAVEmedia.com are offering a prize to one lucky Owen fan (a birthday gift in reverse) here on Gapers Block. An Owen prize pack, which includes a copy of New Leaves, posters, and a copy of the new Owen 7" and also one ticket to the show. Email us at contests@gapersblock.com with the subject "Owen" and you'll win some sweet swag and plans for Friday night. [Update! We have our winner! Congrats to Matt!]

Tickets are still available for the show, so head out, buy Amy from Heave a drink because she works her butt off, and wish the site a very happy 3rd birthday!

HEAVEmedia.com presents Owen, Savoir Adore, and the Streets on Fire at The Empty Bottle, Friday September 17th. Tickets are $12 and can be purchased here. The show is 21+ and things kick off at 9:30pm.

 
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Our Final Transmission Days

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