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Concert Fri Dec 05 2014

Gapers Block Holiday Concert Saturday at Metro - Don't Miss It!

2014 Gapers Block Holiday ConcertThis Saturday, Dec. 6, Gapers Block is bringing together some of Chicago's best up-and-coming bands for our 2014 Holiday Concert at the Metro, 3730 N. Clark St. Featuring MUTTS, Archie Powell & the Exports, The Kickback and Cincinnati's Pop Goes the Evil, this is one show you don't want to miss. Grab $9 advance tickets while you can or pay $12 at the door. Either way, it's going to be a great time.

MUTTS will be celebrating the release of their latest album, Fuel Yer Delusion, vol. 4, which is dedicated to anyone who's chasing a dream. It's something MUTTS knows plenty about, traveling across the country to play their heavy, bluesy rock at over 100 shows in the past year.

Between their reckless stage presence and blend of hard rock, pop hooks, and snark, Archie Powell & the Exports were the the obvious choice to write the new Malort theme song. Their latest album, Back in Black, is RedEye's pick for best Chicago album of 2014.

Fresh off the debut of their Daytrotter Session, The Kickback will add their own raucous pop rock to this mix, including tracks from their upcoming album produced by Spoon's Jim Eno.

All told, these are three bands that proudly represent Chicago's rock scene. Both Archie Powell & the Exports and MUTTS performed at this year's Riot Fest, and all three were featured in the latest release from Chicago Mixtape. Together with Pop Goes the Evil, it's sure to be a solid show.

So whether you're a dreamer, a heavy drinker, or someone looking for a good time ahead of the holiday insanity, be sure to join us this Saturday at the Metro. Get your tickets now!

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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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Alarm Magazine
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Can You See The Sunset From The Southside
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Oh My Rockness
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Theft Liable to Prosecution
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