Fresh Streams: Mammifer, TACOCAT, Bleached

Me oh my oh man. Spring and sunshine, how we have missed ya. This week the ladies will be bringing the streaming magic to your ears with fresh spins from BLEACHED, TACOCAT, and MAMIFFER. Throw on a crop-top, tie your hair up, and get ready to rock grrrl power hard just after the jump. Read More »

Posted April 1st, 2016

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Levitation Chicago 2016 :: Empty Bottle Presents

This past weekend of  LEVITATION CHICAGO at Thalia Hall was quite the time! Spring is upon us and we find ourselves on the other side of a killer three days of music at LEVITATION CHICAGO music festival.  Let's dive on in to revisit how great of a time we had music-friendly-dancing (and drinking LAGUNITAS beer)all over Thalia Hall. [Pictures by Allison Taich ] Read More »

Fresh Streams: Yuck, Mothers, Acid Dad

Monday got you down? Confused by the inconsistencies of winter's temperature choices? Settle down and look no further than this week's Fresh Streams to calibrate your system featuring two debut albums and a familiar face. Read More »

Posted February 22nd, 2016

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Fresh Streams: Cian Nugent, Idiot Glee

Two Fresh Streams segments in one month?! You better be grateful. Welcome to January streams round TWO. We are making sure to keep you in check with your emotions while also giving you the opportunity to be saturated in nostalgia with these upcoming releases. Read More »

Posted January 28th, 2016

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Fresh Streams: Bloodiest, Eleanor Friedberger, Ty Segall, Tortoise,

Hello and welcome to another segment of Fresh Streams. Today we’ve provided quite a range of musical selections to address a number of feelings on your complicated emotional spectrum. There’s a solid chance you haven’t heard some of these albums, because these babies entered the world no more than 3 days ago! So cute. Read More »

Posted January 14th, 2016

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Fresh Streams: Pinkish Black, VIDEO, Triathalon & Midnight Reruns

Fresh Streams is a new segment we’re doing, which will pop up as it fits with our calendar. On these posts you’ll find album streams of bands that are playing the Empty Bottle in the coming days/weeks/months. For music fans who are constantly inundated with music news and new records, we think this will be exstreamly useful (sorry! / you’re welcome?). There’s a lot to sift through each week, so if we miss something, shoot us a comment with the link and we’ll add it to the list (and maybe even comp you a ticket to that show)… Give a listen to the fresh new albums below — these bands wouldn’t be playing here if we didn’t like em! Read More »

Posted October 28th, 2015

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Fresh Streams: Zombi, Here We Go Magic, Wax Idols & Sweet Spirit

Fresh Streams is a new segment we're doing, which will pop up as it fits with our calendar. On these posts you'll find album streams of bands that are playing the Empty Bottle in the coming days/weeks/months AND also have records streaming on the good old world wide web. For music fans who are constantly inundated with music news and new records, we think this will be exstreamly useful (sorry/you're welcome?). There's lots to sift through each week, so if we miss something, shoot us a comment with the link and we'll add it to the list (and maybe even comp you a ticket to that show)... Give a listen to the fresh new albums below -- they wouldn't be playing here if we didn't like em! Read More »

Posted October 13th, 2015

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That’s Amore: HSY – “Sally”

If you thought we didn’t like writing about Canadian punks, then there's a good chance you've never read this here blog. Canada’s ever-growing punk landscape has become a hotbed for varying guttural acts and the sludgy cult leaders (not actually) in Toronto, Ontario’s post-punk, grimed-out outfit HSY ("Hussy") beg for your ears' attention. This four-headed beast has a few splits under their belt, as well as a self-titled 7-inch and their spankin' new, debut full length, Bask, out September 11 on Buzz Records, is completely out of control. Read More »

Posted September 24th, 2015

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RECAP: ‘Beyond The Gate’ @ Bohemian National Cemetery (9.10.15)

On September 10th, 2015 we returned to the Bohemian National Cemetery on the northwest side of Chicago for the fourth installment of the Beyond The Gate series, which Empty Bottle Presents produces alongside J.R. ROBINSON, leader of Chicago doom collective WREKMEISTER HARMONIES. For this end of summer concert, EARTH, DISAPPEARS and HOLY SONS performed on stage and ROBINSON kept the tone in place with cryptic vinyl selections before and in-between bands. It was a thrill to host such this line-up in such a gorgeous and haunting setting, especially since the skies were clear after a long (and stressful) day of rain. We are incredibly thankful and excited that all of the artists  were as into the idea of performing in this setting as we are. Read More »

Posted September 17th, 2015

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Chicago Reader’s ‘Best Of Chicago’ 2015

Thank you to everyone who voted in the Chicago Reader's 2015 Best of Poll, especially if you voted for us to win Best Music Venue and Best Rock Club. It's our third year in-a-row taking home both top spots and fifth year getting the Best Rock Club nod in the Chicago Reader. Of course, awards and recognition aren't the reason we do what we do, but it's always damn nice to be recognized by the community for all the hard work that goes into making this place run day-in and day-out. Special thanks to all of the incredible artists who've graced our stage over the past 365, all the fans who've come out to see the shows, and of course, to our incredible staff for all of their hard work. Read More »

Posted July 1st, 2015

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