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Lollapalooza Tue Mar 20 2012

2012 Lollapalooza Secret Sale "Happening This Week"

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According to the official Lollapalooza Twitter account, "The Lolla $75 Secret Sale is happening this week." The exact time and date are of course a secret -- hence the name -- but if you're desperate to get into Lollapalooza for the lowest price possible, now's your cue to go create an account on Frontgate Tickets and put @Lollapalooza up in a separate tab in your browser. The quantity will be small, and they'll sell out almost instantaneously.

UPDATE: And once again the secret sale came and went in a flash. The announcement went out via the Lollapalooza e-list and in what seemed like moments later they were sold out -- which was bound to happen, since only 750 souvenir tickets were released. The festival turn to Twitter and Facebook followers only to announce that passes were sold out.

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Disappointment turned to anger for many music fans when more than 70 of the three-day passes quickly appeared on ticket broker website StubHub, for prices ranging from $375 to $999.

For the multitudes who missed out, the next chance at tickets will be Tuesday, March 27, when "early bird" three-day passes go on sale for $200 apiece.

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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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