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Contest Tue Jun 03 2014

Contest: Kelis @ Park West!

Kelis and the Neptunes were pretty synonymous for a while. Then there was "Milkshake." There's also that whole thing where she's wildly more popular overseas than here. But through her career, Kelis has just kicked out the jams no matter who she's paired up with, whether Dallas Austin or Raphael Saadiq or any of numerous notable producers. On her latest album, the singer who's gotten club hits out of R&B, soul, house and hip-hop teams up with TV on the Radio's Dave Sitek for an R&B and funk-heavy effort that puts a new spin on some of the things she's done in the past. And her recent shows have been a terrific showcase of her entire career.

Gapers Block's giving a pair of tickets to see Kelis next Monday at Park West. Write to with "JERK RIBS" in the subject line for a chance to win. Update: And we have a winner. Enjoy the show, Tracy.

Kelis headlines Park West on Monday, the 9th. Son Little opens at 8PM. The show's 18+ and $20. Park West is at 322 W Armitage.


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Feature Mon Nov 16 2015

When David Meets Diode, It's a Whole Other World

By F. Amanda Tugade

Over the last few years, David Cohen's made a career by staying current and exercising his right to compromise with technology's past. To his fans and Chicago's DIY community, he is known as Diode Milliampere, a solo artist with more than a knack for making music from obsolete hardware.

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Alarm Magazine
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Can You See The Sunset From The Southside
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Country Music Chicago
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Oh My Rockness
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Theft Liable to Prosecution
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UR Chicago
Victim Of Time
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Cubby Bear
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Empty Bottle
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Honky Tonk BBQ
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Kingston Mines
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Mayne Stage
The Mutiny
Old Town School of Folk Music
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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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  & Shops:

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He Who Corrupts
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mP Shows
Permanent Records
Reckless Records
Smog Veil Records
Southport & Northport Records
Thick Records
Thrill Jockey Records Touch & Go/Quarterstick Records
Victory Records


Mon Nov 30 2015
Free Monday @ Empty Bottle

Thu Dec 3 2015
Secret History of Chicago Music Book Release @ Empty Bottle

Thu Dec 3 2015
amfm Jazz Series @ National Museum of Mexican Art

Fri Dec 4 2015
Cuddlestock @ Empty Bottle

Fri Dec 4 2015
Strand of Oaks @ Metro

Sat Dec 5 2015
Yakuza @ Empty Bottle

Sat Dec 5 2015
Lowdown Brass Band @ Hideout

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