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DJ / Dance Thu Mar 01 2012

The-Drum & Supreme Cuts Hunt The Great White Melville House Party

The literature publishing house with the greatest ratio of edutainment blog posts vs difficult web 3.0 page design, Melville House is turning 10. As a reflection of their genre pushing publishing schedule the birthday publisher booked The-Drum and Supreme Cuts, two of Chicago's most adept blenders of musical tropes and added an unknown quantity of author readings. The whole literary/dance shebang will be going down at the Stop Smiling storefront on Friday March 2.

The-Drum and Supreme Cuts have shaken dancefloors with their mix of slinky utopian r&b, space elevator atmospheric dubstep, and Chicago juke style body controlling nanobot percussion. This is the music you tried to describe to your girl, boy, zee, or android lover from the future on the phone after you read Samuel R Delany's post-modern classic Dhalgren and watched Hackers* on the same night.

Melville House hasn't announced the authors who will be doing readings yet but given their history of publishing books that leap from the last interview of Kurt Vonnegut, to the history of the vocoder, to steampunk adventures it'll be a diverse lot.

The Melville House 10th Anniversary Party with music by The-Drum and Supreme Cuts will be at the Stop Smiling storefront located at 1371 N. Milwaukee Ave. Doors are at 9PM and admission is free.

*(Time traveling shout out to Hackers era Angelina Jolie. No girl, I can't tell you what your future holds.)

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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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  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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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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