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Album Tue May 17 2011

Score Company of Thieves' Latest For Free

The much anticipated follow-up to Company of Thieves' debut album, Ordinary Riches, has finally arrived. Their latest release, titled Running from a Gamble, hits shelves today and the band has offered no shortage of ways to hear the new tracks. For starters, the band has been posting acoustic versions of every song on the album over on their YouTube channel and the entire album is streaming in full over at Spinner. But if you'd like a real, physical copy of the CD in your hands, head on over to an FYE store with this coupon in hand to snag a free copy. And of course, if you like to actually pay for music, the album is available to purchase on iTunes.

Company of Thieves will be playing songs from Running from a Gamble tonight at FYE in the loop, 26 E. Randolph St, starting at 6 pm.

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kevincorcoranjr / May 30, 2011 5:22 PM

blend up adele's sassy, powerful vocals, foster the people's addicting beats, and katy perry's infectiously unique hooks and you get Company of Thieves! The mix is like nothing I've ever heard.. and i LOVE it! Most amazing part? The album was FREE! - ( follow the link and you can get your copy for free as well.

It's so nice to be reminded that amazing music is still alive as ever. Thanks COT! :)

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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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