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Concert Thu Mar 01 2012

Destroyer Sets His Sites On Chicago! Can Our City Survive?

Romantic and doomed, brainy but really strung out fans of acoustic-based, stonesy prog music with deep-buried dark poetry accompaniment take note Dan Bejar and his sunny band of ambient-prog-disco-yacht rock Destroyer is returning to Chicago. The upcoming show on Sunday June 24 at The Metro will mark Destroyer's third trip to Chicago within 12 months including a set at last summers Pitchfork Fest. Tickets for the show go on sale Satuday March 3 at noon.

Destroyer started a solo folk project of Dan Bejar's in the mid 1990s. After Dan joined The New Pornographers Destroyer membership swelled into a full band. They skirmished along the lines of baroque psych-folk until last years album Kaputt. Taking a deep influence from classic italio house records, Baltic rock, and the forgotten era of saxophone pop-rock Destroyer put out their most critally well received album. Destroyer's set at Pitchfork was met with sun soaked smiles and positive vibes.

Destroyer with opening act Sandro Perri will be playing Sunday June 24 at The Metro. Tickets are $18 plus service fees and go on sale March 3 at noon. The Metro is located at 3730 N Clark St. Doors are at 8pm and the show is 18+.

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Tyler / March 4, 2012 1:03 PM

Holy Jesus what happened to music? this is awful.

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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

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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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