• Sat October 14, 2017 9:00 pm $20.00
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    An Empty Bottle 25th Anniversary Show featuring Pelican and Wolf Eyes with Sweet Cobra.

    Chicago’s own instrumental rock gods PELICAN are returning to us tonight to help celebrate the big 25th Anniversary AGAIN. The four-piece, now scattered across the USA, will be making their sixteenth appearance on the Bottle stage tonight and it's an honor to welcome them back. With a ferocious velocity, they've continuously affirmed their spot as one of the most crushing instrumental bands today. Together for close over years, PELICAN has paved a very sizeable road for those of their kind, toeing a line between genres of alternative rock and metal. With a tactile approach to their sludgey, earth-shaking songwriting, they're able to rip faces off with torrential riffs and the occasional, yet epic, drum burst.

    We haven't seen WOLF EYES here for about a year and a half now. There’s no better comeback they could have made than a co-headlining monster show with PELICAN. Since the late 90s, Michigan trio WOLF EYES have been known to create harsh and hypnotic electronic landscapes that merge the frenzied energy of hardcore with the nihilistic menace of early industrial and noise.  A homemade atomic bomb, the group has toured constantly since the early 2000s and their unfathomably prolific output has garnered a strong cult following, as well as a new generation of curious listeners. WOLF EYES most recent record, Undertow, released this year on their own record label, Lower Floor, finds the Detroit noise trio a bit tamer than usual, as they apply a wrecking ball to the spacious frameworks of world music, ambient, and even reggae. 

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    Another round of #EB25 shows is upon us, & we're bringing back even more influential bands of Bottle's past. Keep a close watch for more announcements as we celebrate through 2017. 

    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!