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Concert Thu Mar 06 2008

Sending the 4-Star City to the Lone Star City

The title might be awkward, but the party will be anything but. And the cause? Worth it. This Saturday, beginning at noon and continuing all the way into the wee hours of the morning, the Hideout hosts a day-long music festival devoted to benefiting 18 Chicago bands who are all bound for South by Southwest in Austin, Texas. These are some of the hottest and brightest musicians Chicago has to offer and here’s hoping their SXSW experience helps up the ante on the national scale too.

Each band will receive a case of Goose Island 312 and a bag of road munchies from Whole Foods, and the take from the admission price will be split up evenly amongst all of the musicians to help with transportation costs. Additionally, the show is sponsored by ASCAP , who is providing the support for quick band changes.

Details and lineup below!

Doors: Open at 11:30am.

Tickets: No advance tickets will be sold. First come first serve. $10 for the entire day (in and out permitted)

Featuring. . .
1:30—Cameron McGill
2:15—Mittens on Strings
3:00—JT and the Clouds
3:45—The Hood Internet
4:30—Hollywood Holt
5:15—Bound Stems
6:00—Make Believe
6:45—Reds and Blue
7:30—Pit Er Pat
8:15—Waco Brothers
9:00—Tight Phantomz
9:45—Killer Whales
10:30—Icy Demons
11:15—Tom Schraeder & His Ego
12:00—Ezra Furman and the Harpoons
12:45—The Scotland Yard Gospel Choir

Godspeed local giants! May the good people of Austin never know what hit them!

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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
Concord Music Hall
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Cubby Bear
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Elbo Room
Empty Bottle
Green Mill
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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
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
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Victory Records

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