Tag: Everything’s Great?

Everything’s Great? (Episode 8)

For our 8th Episode, still with a Parental Advisory on iTunes, we are honored to welcome three of the righteous dudes from beloved Chicago institution, Permanent Records. Dave, Robert and Jamie get around the table to talk about in-stores, Boris and other favorite bands. Then Dave gets Permanent Records founders Lance and Liz on the phone all the way from LA to talk about Permanent's Bronze Anniversary and the party we'll be hosting with them at the Bottle on Oct 27 celebrating the release of Oozing Wound's newest LP.  This month we also welcome one of our favorite local bands, Running to discuss higher education and other "high" exploits.  They'll be joining in the celebration on October 27 and then will be returning to the Bottle to open the two sold out Thee Oh Sees shows here in November. Read More »

Posted October 27th, 2014

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Everything’s Great? (Episode 7)

For our 7th Episode, still with a Parental Advisory on iTunes, we are honored to have Brian Case and Jered Gummere around the table to talk about the various ways they have been musically bowling us over for over a decade. From Brian's time with the 90 Day Men, joining the Ponys - including an amazingly hindsight-hilarious tour story involving Duran Duran's tour bus - Brian's work in Disappears, Jered's work in Bare Mutants and their respective bonkers solo projects, it was pretty great to spend time talking to these regular guys about their killer musical output.  This month we also welcome the drummer that makes the girls weak, Noah Leger, to chat on being the guy to take Steve Shelley's place and the many ways working for Blue Man Group changes lives. Read More »

Posted August 7th, 2014

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Everything’s Great (Episode 6)

Welcome back to the Empty Bottle podcast, Everything’s Great? Every month your hosts Bob Johnson, Kevin Graves and Christen Thomas will be giving you the front door and back stage stories from the Empty Bottle, inviting members of the Bottle, friends, family and staff up to the back of the office to tell stories, talking to bands that will be playing the Bottle in the coming month and playing tracks from those bands. Read More »

Posted July 2nd, 2014

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Everything’s Great? (Episode 5)

Welcome back to the Empty Bottle podcast, Everything’s Great?  Every month your hosts Bob Johnson, Kevin Graves and Christen Thomas will be giving you the front door and back stage stories from the Empty Bottle, inviting members of the Bottle, friends, family and staff up to the back of the office to tell stories, talking to bands that will be playing the Bottle in the coming month and playing tracks from those bands. This month we are officially on iTunes – find us, subscribe and have us plop into your iTunes every single month. We are pleased to welcome the wonderfully coiffed Zach Medearis and Aaron Orlowski from Outer Minds upstairs this month to talk about their storied musical history together – there was a lot of solid content about drugs, tattoos and Frito pie that we’ll have to save for a “very special episode” of the podcast (coming soon).  We also grab some beers with Matthew Hannigan and Jason Balla for a soundman edition of Staff Infection where we learn about how the dashing men got into the biz, hear stories from as near as the stage downstairs and as far away as Russia. Our favorite roving reporter Ronnie also plays dress up and discusses flying and meditation with the one and only King Khan, all the way from Berlin. It’s seriously some of the best international reporting we’ve heard all year. Under all the hilarity, you’ll hear songs from the following bands who will be playing Empty Bottle shows in the coming month. See you in July. Read More »

Posted June 4th, 2014

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Everything’s Great? (Episode 4)

Welcome back to the Empty Bottle podcast, Everything’s Great?  Every month your hosts Bob Johnson, Kevin Graves and Christen Thomas will be giving you the front door and back stage stories from the Empty Bottle, inviting members of the Bottle, friends, family and staff up to the back of the office to tell stories, talking to bands that will be playing the Bottle in the coming month and playing tracks from those bands. Read More »

Posted May 7th, 2014

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Everything’s Great? (Episode 3)

Welcome back to the Empty Bottle podcast, Everything’s Great?  Every month your hosts Bob Johnson, Kevin Graves and Christen Thomas will be giving you the front door and back stage stories from the Empty Bottle, inviting members of the Bottle, friends, family and staff up to the back of the office to tell stories, talking to bands that will be playing the Bottle in the coming month and playing tracks from those bands. This month we’re pleased to welcome Luca Cimarusti - to talk sex and his band Basic Cable - and Bruce Lamont and Eric Chaleff - to talk sex and the scene at the Empty Bottle a decade ago - into the back room for some drinks and jokes and sex talk. Our favorite roving reporter Ronnie also talks with Cole from the Black Lips about rainbows and denim.  Under all the hilarity, you’ll hear songs from the following bands who will be playing Empty Bottle and Empty Bottle Presents shows in the coming month.  See you in May. Read More »

Posted April 3rd, 2014

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Everything’s Great? (Episode 2)

Welcome back to the Empty Bottle podcast, Everything’s Great?  Every month your hosts Bob Johnson, Kevin Graves and Christen Thomas will be giving you the front door and back stage stories from the Empty Bottle, inviting members of the Bottle, friends, family and staff up to the back of the office to tell stories, talking to bands that will be playing the Bottle in the coming month and playing tracks from those bands. This month we're pleased to welcome Matt Williams, Erin Page, Brian Costello and Mike Lust into the back room for some drinks and jokes.  Under all the hilarity, you'll hear songs from the following bands who will be playing Empty Bottle and Empty Bottle Presents shows in the coming month.  See you in April. Read More »

Posted March 10th, 2014

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Everything’s Great? (Episode 1)

Welcome to the Empty Bottle podcast, “Everything’s Great?”  Every month your hosts Bob Johnson, Kevin Graves and Christen Thomas will be giving you the front door and back stage stories from the Empty Bottle, inviting members of the Bottle, friends, family and staff up to the back of the office to tell stories, talking to bands that will be playing the Bottle in the coming month and playing tracks from those bands. Read More »

Posted February 5th, 2014

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