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Benefit Thu Apr 28 2011

Rock for Kids 9th Annual Music Mixer, Friday, 4/29/11

Get your hands on one-of-a-kind mixtapes — most (though not all) in CD form — made by a golden slice of Chicago music talent at this annual fundraiser for nonprofit Rock for Kids. The group provides music classes and programming to at-risk youth in Chicago who otherwise wouldn't receive music education. Bid in this silent auction on awesome mixes and swag from local musicians (including Empires, Scotland Yard Gospel Choir, Jon Langford, Steve Krakow (aka Plastic Crimewave Sound), In Tall Buildings), local labels and buisiness (including Bloodshot and Threadless), radio DJs from WXRT and CHIRP, music critics including The Reader's Miles Raymer, and yes, even Gapers Block: Transmission staffers, plus so many more!

Extra added bonus, we've made this event the site of our April Gapers Block Get-Together, so come and say hi to some of your most musical of GB staff friends. Come out and support a worthwhile cause, and walk away with some sweet tunes for your ears and a warm spot in your heart. Tickets $10 (available online or at the door). The first round of auction items goes up for bidding at 6pm (get there early!) and the whole auction runs until 10pm. DJs TBA. Smart Bar is located under the Metro at 3730 N. Clark St. 773-549-0203.

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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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