• Thu January 5, 2017 9:00 pm $5.00

    DEAD FEATHERS cascade back to the Bottle for a checkup on your psychedelic trance. That powerful, female lead vocals blended with a gritty atmospheric bite - DEAD FEATHERS means fucking business. Not as soft as PURSON, but not as roaring as ROYAL THUNDER, DEAD FEATHERS assert themselves in front of any crowd.  CALLIOPE’s sound is reminiscent of classic 60’s acid rock, but manage to transcend their sound to the contemporary taste. If you’re debating dropping acid before the show - DON’T - CALLIOPE will do the trick. Or whatever, you’re an adult.  DIAGONAL is first up to put you in the mood. All three of these bands have played the Empty Bottle’s stage, so be sure to expect one mind-warping show.

    Unfortunately, the Mad Alchemy Liquid Light Show is no longer going to be able to perform at this show, due to a winter storm that prohibited them from traveling. We've been assured that they will do their best to make it back in the spring, so be in the look-out for that gig and come to this one anyways!


    Mad Alchemy is an analog liquid light show in the great San Francisco tradition of Bill Hamm, Glen Mckay and Brotherhood of Light from the heyday of the Bay's psychedelic ballrooms. Principal Lance Gordon has been involved with this art form since 1971 and learned the essence of liquid projections from a former member of the Brotherhood of Light at 17. With a team of 3 to 4 people, Mad Alchemy typically blends 6 to 9 projections (all overhead), together creating a dramatic montage of color always moving and changing.

    Sensing a renewed interest in this kind of projection 6 years ago, Lance has devoted all of his attention to reviving this analog style and taken Mad Alchemy on the road, completing seven US and two European tours. The most recent US AND European tours (late October, November, and December 2014) were in support of the Temples from the UK. Throughout the tour we performed in Iconic venues like the Forum, London; Trianon, Paris; Ritz, Manchester Rickshaw Thearter, Vancouver and the domestic greats Irving Plaza in New York and the Fillmore in San Francisco.