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Concert Wed Feb 09 2011

Spend Valentine's Day with White Mystery

Our favorite redheaded brother/sister duo are keeping popular these days, attracting love from Pitchfork, Paste, and ranking on Greg Kot's list of top 10 albums from local acts in 2010. The duo will embark soon on their "White Mystery Shreds SXSW II" tour, landing in Austin during the massive music event before a homecoming at the Double Door on March 25th. All this will be leading up to their new release, Blood & Venom, dropping April 20th. Needless to say, these two stay busy.

Before they hit the dusty trail, they're inviting everyone out to the Empty Bottle for a free show on Valentine's Day. Single? Maybe you'll meet a redhead of your own. Taken? What better way to spend this commercialized holiday than doing shots of whiskey with your beau or babe and bopping around to catchy garage rock. Either way, you're guaranteed a good time.

If you haven't seen the band live, check out their video for "Powerglove" below:

White Mystery plays Empty Bottle Monday, February 14th. Dark Fog and The Pleats open. The show starts at 9:30pm and it is free.

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Pinto and the Bean / February 12, 2011 1:03 PM

We've seen them live and they're great. I love that she refuses to use a guitar tuner pedal when performing. Empty Bottle Free Mondays are always fun too.


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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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