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Concert Fri Jan 13 2012

Earth People, New York and Chicago. Kool Keith Lands Jan 22nd.

Begin Transmission: The rapper with the most intertwined synapses, Kool Keith aka Dr. Octagon aka Dr. Dooom aka Dr. Ultra aka Dr. Sperm aka Lonnie Hendrix aka Black Elvis aka Elvin Presley aka Black Linen aka Underwear Pissy aka Mr Nogatco aka Mr. Gerbik The Half Alligator Shark Half Man aka Mr. Green aka Mr. Orange aka Orange Man aka Light-Blue Cop aka Kid in the Commercial aka MC Baldylocks aka Tashan Dorrsett aka Blonde Man aka Clean Man aka Shark Man aka Elephant Man aka Alien Man aka The Forth Horseman aka Poppa Large aka Willie Biggs aka Big Willie Smith aka Willie Natural aka Jimmy Steele aka Fly Ricky The Wine Taster aka Keith Matthew Thornton, will bring his lyrical circus to Reggies on Jan 22nd. The greatest MC alive will be in town to support of his upcoming album Love and Danger.

Kool Keith plays at Reggies on Sunday, January 22. Kid Static, Phillip Morris, Second City Citizens, Kid Slim, and Dezert Eeeze open. The show's $15, 18+ and starts at 7pm. Reggie's is located at 2105 South State Street.

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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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