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Contest Wed Aug 24 2011

Contest: Release the Sunbird @ Schubas!

rogue.jpg Did you ever wish that Rogue Wave were folkier? Well, then have I got something for you! After the release of Rogue Wave's 2010 Permalight, singer Zach Rogue recorded a handful of rough demos and added some gorgeous male/female harmonies (with the help of Kate Long) along with a breezy folk sound under the moniker Release the Sunbird. The guitar work on the project's debut, Come Back to Us, at points is reminiscent of Nick Drake, but the subject matter is much more uplifting. Fans of early Rogue Wave will spot similarities between Out of the Shadow and Come Back to Us in its simple songwriting that fills up with elegant instrumentation.

Release the Sunbird headlines Schubas this Saturday, the 27th. It's an early show at 7PM that's 21+ and $14. However, your friends at Transmission are giving away a pair of tickets to this show. Write into contests@gapersblock.com with "Come Back" in the subject line for a chance to win. [Update: We have a winner! Congrats, Anna. And thanks for writing in, everyone.] Schubas is at the corner of Belmont & Southport.

 
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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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