• Sat June 17, 2017 9:00 pm $40.00

    Wowie zowie - THE HOLD STEADY is hitting the Windy City to perform three shows in three days! In addition to their show here on 6/17, they will be performing at our sister venue Thalia Hall 6/15 and 6/16. We're calling this Chicago Seemed Wired Last Night, and will be offering many exciting options for all you die-hard fans. Merch bundles and signed posters will be offered as add ons. 

    THE HOLD STEADY is an indie-rock band formed in Brooklyn in 2004. Known for their lyrically-driven storytelling, the band consists of Craig Finn (vocals, guitar), Tad Kubler (guitar), Galen Polivka (bass), Bobby Drake (drums), Franz Nicolay (keyboards) and Steve Selvidge (guitar). The band performed at the Empty Bottle in 2005, and just last year Craig Finn performed solo via the Empty Bottle Presents stage at West Fest.

    Chicago group VARSITY are back after opening for PORCHES and AMERICAN WRESTLERS last year. They’re bringing along their sunny garage-pop that's making all the boys and girls (in America) wet themselves with excitement. After creating major buzz with their first album, Thanks for Nothing, they released their second album, self-titled, in March 2015 & a handful of rad singles since then... word on the street there's another brewing and we can expect new songs tonight!

    Third round of #EB25 shows is upon us, & we're bringing back even more influential bands of Bottle's past. Come one, come all - let's party like it's 1992.


    Thanks to our partners EventbriteTopo ChicoA.V. Club & Chicago Athletic Association for supporting our 25th Anniversary! #EBlovesyou

    Coming in from out of town? Book your hotel room at Chicago Athletic Association!