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Contest Thu Mar 05 2015

Win Tickets to Rock Out with the Tossers this Weekend

It's not quite St. Pat's but you can still get your Erin go Bragh on this Saturday, March 7, at the Metro (3730 N. Clark St.) with local favorites, The Tossers. Southsiders by birth, the band makes it's annual pilgrimage to Wrigleyville this weekend with an action-packed night of music and general Irish-themed musical merriment. Seriously, if you can't get to a pub in Ireland this year, this is the next best thing (even if you're not too sure about that pennywhistle, just go along for your own sake). No green beer, no pinching, just old fashioned good times.

But that's not all! We've got two pairs of tickets to giveaway. Just email us at with the subject line "Tossers!" and we'll pick two winners at random at 3pm today. Must be 18+.

Here's a great Tossers tune, complete with some classic Chicago scenes. It also happens to be the title track of their latest album from 2013.

The Tossers play the Metro on Saturday, March 7. Kevin Flynn and the Avondale Ramblers and Continental open. Tickets are $18 (adv) $20 (day of). Doors open at 8pm, music starts at 9pm. 18+

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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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