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Concert Tue Sep 21 2010

Deerhunter Secret Show! (Updated with Location!)

Photo via the band's MySpace.

In the age of Twitter, Foursquare, and music blogs, the concept of a "secret show" has pretty much gone out the window. Nevertheless, tag the "secret" label onto any event and it is automatically enveloped in an aura of exclusivity and mystery, even if it is anything but. Still, a free show featuring experimental rock band Deerhunter is pretty darn cool, secret or not.

The show is being presented by Urban Outfitters and Levi's, and will take place Saturday evening in a yet-to-be-revealed location. What we do know is that the concert will be run on generator power, so we can expect an out-of-the-way, unconventional venue. Hints will be provided via the Urban Outfitters blog, with the exact location to be revealed at least 48 hours before the event. Clues will also be available via Urban Outfitters' Facebook, or by texting SECRET to UOUOUO.

UPDATE! The location for Saturday's show has been revealed! This unconventional show will go down at 4 pm at the underpass at 560 W Grand Ave at the Chicago River under the Kennedy overpass. Told you it'd be an unusual location. Make sure to head out early, as the show is first-come, first-served. The concert is free.

Shh... I won't tell if you won't.

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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

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  & Shops:

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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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