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Concert Fri Jan 07 2011

TNK Kicks Off Next Week

tnkSponHeader.jpgNow that cabin fever is settling in as we hit mid-January in Chicago, it's time to get yourself out of the house and into a concert (or five). Schubas and Lincoln Hall's annual winter music festival Tomorrow Never Knows kicks off next Wednesday, and this year has some extra special perks, including the Metro getting in on the act--which also means official SmartBar after-parties, and shows for the kids.

Still debating whether or not you should pick up one of those 5-day passes? Perks include admission to all shows at all three venues, plus free trolley rides between them. You'll also be invited to the opening night party at Lincoln Hall which includes a hosted bar by Tito's Handmade Vodka, with Sound Opinons hosts and music critics Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot providing the tunes (You can also get in by purchasing a ticket to that evening's The Helio Sequence show).

For all the details, and to purchase single day tickets or 5-day passes, check out TNK's official website where you can also listen to some of the bands playing the fest. Be sure to check back with Transmission next week because we'll be bringing you reviews of various TNK shows throughout the fest.

Check out the full lineup after the jump.

Lincoln Hall

Wednesday 1/12/11:
The Helio Sequence with Sun Airway, Houses and California Wives

Thursday 1/13/11:
The Besnard Lakes with Frankie Rose & The Outs, Lia Ices and A Lull

Friday 1/14/11:
Mister Heavenly with Screaming Females, Title Tracks and The Dig

Saturday 1/15/11:
Handsome Furs with Jaill, Oberhofer and Cloud Nothings

Sunday: 1/16/11:
Little Dragon with Alex Winston, Billygoat and Mister Joshua


Magic Kids with Generationals, Pet Lions and In Tall Buildings

Thursday 1/13/11:
Marketa Irglova with Sam Amidon, Jeremy Messersmith and Bone & Bell (Sold Out - 5-day passes still available)

Friday 1/14/11:
Twin Shadow with Fol Chen, Brahams and Apache Beat (Sold Out - 5-day passes still available)

Saturday 1/15/11:
The Concretes with Seapony, Kopecky Family Band and The Red River
3pm All Ages Show: Boogers

Sunday 1/16/11:
S. Carey with Darwin Deez, Young Man and Lionlimb
3pm All Ages show: HuMaN_TiM + RoBoT_TiM


Friday 1/14/11:
Freddie Gibbs with Shad, Rita J and Special Guest TBA

Saturday 1/15/11:
Tanlines with Reptar, Young Empires Yawn and Kid Color (DJ sets)

Read all our Tomorrow Never Knows coverage.

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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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