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Stars Align Tue Jul 21 2015

Join us for Stars Align with Gabe Liebowitz and Jennifer Hall


Images: Gabe Liebowitz and Jennifer Hall

Our concert series Stars Align is moving to The Whistler in Logan Square and we're kicking it off with a collaboration between Gabe Liebowitz (Dastardly) and Jennifer Hall that you don't want to miss.

Both artists reintroduced themselves recently after taking time off to take their music in new directions.

Liebowitz and Dastardly recently debuted their new album The Hollow after a three-year hiatus.

"We kind of found ourselves in a rut, we were playing so much and we were touring so much that we didn't have the time to really put effort into evolving our sound," Liebowitz told us.

The Hollow is so theatrical it feels like a rock opera at times, weaving together intricate layers of sound to create moody set pieces behind Liebowitz's evocative vocals.

Jennifer Hall told DNAinfo she was considering leaving music before discovering her musical center and recording her new self-titled EP, which she calls a "reintroduction to a more authentic version of me."

And this latest version is nothing short of impressive. Hall is a truly great singer, blending rock and soul in a way that's polished to perfection without losing its emotional edge.

Hall and Liebowitz are both talented singers and songwriters in their own right, but anything can happen when they get together and strip these new musical identities down to the bare essentials. And you only get one chance to see it all happen live -- don't miss it.

We couldn't be more excited to bring Stars Align to its new home, and thanks to our sponsors at Begyle Brewing, the show is still free. So join us the next time the Stars Align, Sunday, August 9 at 9pm at The Whistler, 2421 N Milwaukee Ave. Let us know you're coming (and tell your friends!) on Facebook.

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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


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Aragon Ballroom
Auditorium Theatre
Beat Kitchen
Bottom Lounge
Buddy Guy's Legends
The Burlington
California Clipper
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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

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Bloodshot Records
Dave's Records
Delmark Records
Drag City
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Flameshovel Records
Groove Distribution
He Who Corrupts
Jam Productions
Jazz Record Mart
Kranky Records
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Minty Fresh
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mP Shows
Permanent Records
Reckless Records
Smog Veil Records
Southport & Northport Records
Thick Records
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