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Concert Fri Sep 18 2015

Got Plans for Tuesday? A Contest for a Concert!

Happy Friday, readers! As a special treat, we'd like to give away a pair of tickets to two very unique concerts coming up next week, accompanied by fun merch bundles!

Both shows are happening on this upcoming Tuesday, September 22. The first is Reverend Horton Heat at the Metro. Formed back in 1985, the group has rocked crowds since then with its unique contemporary rockabilly style. Featuring Jim "Reverend Horton" Heath, Jimbo Wallace, and Scott Churilla, their tunes boast an eclectic blend of country, punk, swing and much more, constantly keeping listeners on their toes. Heath hailed from Texas and Oklahoma, and brings those roots into the band's sound for an constantly electrifying musical experience.

The other show is Comeback Kid at Reggie's; with a bit of a different sound, Comeback Kid offers up punch-filled punk tunes. Formed in Winnipeg, Canada, the group's name is an ode to NHL player Mario Lemieux returning to the league. Andrew Neufeld and Jeremy Hiebert, former members of hiatus-status band Figure Four, began forming the unique group, who has released six albums, along with a live concert taping from 2002-2014. Indulge in a bit of mashing and head banging during this high-octane set.

To enter, list your concert preference (or if you're into both, list both for random entries!) within the comments. Be sure to use your email address so we can reach you! We'll be accepting entries until 1pm CST on Monday, September 21 and will alert the winners right after.

In addition to a pair of tickets to a show of your choice, each of our two winners will also receive:
-Autographed poster
-Vinyl 12" record


Good luck entering, and enjoy the show!

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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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