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Preview Sat Apr 04 2015

Wanna Go See Mystikal for $3?

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Yes, you heard right. This is not a drill. As part of the Red Bull Sound Select Series, you have the opportunity to hear the much-revered hip-hop artist Mystikal perform a set, for merely $3. Through a collaboration with Fake Shore Drive, stellar local acts Martin $ky and Tree Crack (Tree and Chris Crack) will open the show.

Red Bull Sound Select works to engage with local music scenes specifically, in order to bring up-and-coming acts into the public eye. April 16 will feature the legendary sounds that Mystikal has created, from the tune we can all still sing along to, "Shake Ya Ass," (even if you don't want to admit it, I know you're humming it right now) to his newest collaboration with Mark Ronson, "Get Right." You won't want to miss this one.

In order to attend, all you'll need to do is get your name on this RSVP list for $3, and make your way to Reggie's on April 16 for an unparalleled evening of music, but first, WATCH YOURSELF (I had to).

The show begins at 8pm - make sure to get in line early, as this one will surely admit a full house. Tickets cost $3 in advance, and $10 at the door. The show welcomes fans 18+, and Reggie's Rock Club is located at 2015 S. State St.

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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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