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Event Wed Dec 05 2012

A Wednesday for Giving and Giveaways

So, it's official. Winter is here, and seemingly for good, concluding that strange few days where I saw numerous individuals walking around in shorts and flip flops, in December. To boost your spirits as the official winter doldrums roll in, I've highlighted a few events to partake in where you can contribute to your sense of holiday cheer.

If you purchase anything on Bloodshot Records' website today, Chicago's respected label for alt-country musical stylings, you are entered to win the last of the Waco Brothers designed flasks in stock, and a limited edition copy of their record, New Deal. All you need to do is purchase items from the Bloodshot Records holiday sale and write "Waco Bros" under the comment section as you complete your purchase. Simple as that!

Schubas is giving away a pair of tickets for the Other Lives and Indians show on Friday evening. Comment on the relevant status on their Facebook page and you could gain the chance to see this indie folk group play some of their hauntingly melodic tunes, with Indians as the opening act.

Looking to go to the Of Montreal show this Sunday evening at The Metro? Enter to win tickets via the venue's Instagram contest - Instagram a picture of "how you listen to Of Montreal" and utilize the hashtag #OMMETRO and you will not only be entered to receive a pair of tickets to the show, but you can also win CDs of Daughters of Cloud and Paralytic Stalks, and a silkscreen print thrown in as an additional bonus. Thursday is the deadline to enter their contest.

And now, it is time for giving. Bloodshot Records will be hosting their annual Stuffed Animal Drive, benefiting Nicholson Academy, educating kindergartners through 8th graders in the Englewood neighborhood. Drop off stuffed animals at their offices, located at 3039 W. Irving Park Road, anytime from 10am-6pm on weekdays until December 11, with an additional collection period at the Hideout's Holiday Sale on December 12.

In addition, you can participate in The Metro and Smart Bar's canned food drive, benefiting the Greater Chicago Food Depository. Bring any canned or boxed food items over to The Metro office, located at 3730 N. Clark Street, or any Metro show during the month of December, and donations will be taken to the Greater Chicago Food Depository by food drive partners, CHIRP Radio.

It's a gloomy realization that winter is here to stay, but add some warmth to your heart by participating in some events where you can give and receive on this wintry Chicago day.

 

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Lollapalooza Wed Jul 30 2014

How to Make the Most of Your Lollapalooza Weekend

By Transmission Staff

It's not enough to just say you're going to three days of music in Grant Park, you really have to plan your attack. After years of Lollapalooza experience, here's our fresh takes on how to best rock the fest.

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  Chicago Music Media

Alarm Magazine
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Can You See The Sunset From The Southside
Chicago Reader Music
Chicagoist Arts & Events
ChicagoMusic.org
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Theft Liable to Prosecution
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  Venues:

Abbey Pub
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Aragon Ballroom
Auditorium Theatre
Beat Kitchen
B.L.U.E.S
Bottom Lounge
Buddy Guy's Legends
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Constellation
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Honky Tonk BBQ
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Martyrs'
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Metro
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Red Line Tap
Reggie's Rock Club & Music Joint
The Riviera
Rosa's
Schubas
Thalia Hall
The Shrine
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Subterranean
Symphony Center
Tonic Room
Township
Uncommon Ground
The Vic
The Whistler

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  & Shops:

Alligator Records
Atavistic
Beverly Records
Bloodshot Records
Dave's Records
Delmark Records
Drag City
Dusty Groove
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He Who Corrupts
Hozac
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Numero Group
mP Shows
Permanent Records
Reckless Records
Smog Veil Records
Southport & Northport Records
Thick Records
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Events

Thu Jul 31 2014
Spin's Lollapalooza Kick Off Party w/Interpol, Gemini Club & Wildcat! Wildcat!

Thu Jul 31 2014
Neon Marshmallow @ Burlington

Thu Jul 31 2014
School of Rock Allstars @ Beat Kitchen

Fri Aug 1 2014
Kodaline & Split Single @ Schubas

Fri Aug 1 2014
Neon Marshmallow @ Burlington

Fri Aug 1 2014
Lollapalooza

Sat Aug 2 2014
White Denim @ Empty Bottle

Sat Aug 2 2014
Neon Marshmallow @ Burlington

Sat Aug 2 2014
Matthew Sweet @ Space

Sat Aug 2 2014
Lollapalooza

Sun Aug 3 2014
Neon Marshmallow @ Burlington

Sun Aug 3 2014
Great Midwest Uke Fest @ Chief O'Neill's

Sun Aug 3 2014
Lollapalooza

Mon Aug 4 2014
Maps & Atlases and Wooden Shjips @ Downtown Sound

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