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Wavefront Music Festival Thu Jun 21 2012

Contest: Win Tickets to the Wavefront Music Festival

It goes without saying that Chicago has a lot to offer. Many consider our music scene to be bar none. There's a ton of history here. And, come on, have you driven down Lake Shore Drive on a sunny day? I don't care how bad the traffic is, you can't deny that this city is gorgeous. If you're a good Chicagoan, you'll find a way to enjoy all of these elements this summer. If you're a great Chicagoan, you'll find a way to combine them into one weekend.

The folks behind Spybar seem to have done that with the inaugural Wavefront Music Festival: two full days of local and national dance music talent right on the lakefront at Montrose Beach. Paying homage to the house music genre that's rooted in Chicago, Wavefront has gathered an impressive lineup of DJs and producers including American/Canadian super duo Duck Sauce (the guys who brought you the seemingly omnipresent club hit "Barbara Streisand"), Jesse F. Keeler's post-Death From Above 1979 electro project MSTRKRFT, DJ sets from LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy and Pat Mahoney as well as a slew of local artists on the rise.


Wavefront is giving you a chance to do Chicago right this summer and Gapers Block is proud to give you the chance to do it....for free. We're giving away 10two-day passes to the festival (which hits Montrose Beach June 30 and July 1) and all you have to do is email with the subject line "Beach Party" for your shot at getting down in the sand. Deadline for entries is noon Friday (tomorrow) when we'll pick 10 lucky winners, so be sure to email before then (just one entry per person, please). [Update! We've picked our winners, thanks to a random number generator, and we're emailing them now. Thanks to everyone who entered!]

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Charles Bahmandeji / June 21, 2012 3:34 PM

It's James Murphy from LCD not Pat Murphy. Just correcting. :)

Stephanie L / June 21, 2012 5:08 PM

Just submitted my entry - hope I win:)

Joseph Montegna / June 21, 2012 10:25 PM

I just entered the contest. Please pick me! I have festival fever but no money.

Andrew Huff / June 22, 2012 1:19 AM

Thanks Charles -- clearly Pat Mahoney's first name is contagious. Correction made.

Samantha / June 22, 2012 6:01 PM

When will we know if we've won?

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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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