The Road to the Bottle for Moon Duo has not been especially long or arduous. The journey began in Portland, which these days is home for front man Ripley Johnson. From there they've made a line across the top of the country, with stops in Fargo, Minneapolis & Milwaukee before arriving at our doorstep to celebrate the release of their latest LP. We're no strangers to Ripley and his work. His other group, WOODEN SHJIPS, celebrated the release of their breakthrough 2013 album, Back to Land
, in front of a way sold out crowd right here at the Bottle. More reason to get here early tonight, since all the heads know this one is sure to be a ripper.
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This Friday we'll be celebrating the release of the debut album by Chicago's own BARE MUTANTS. Comprised of some of our favorite local bands - THE PONYS, MANNEQUIN MEN, THE 1900s and LIKE PIONEERS - the LP is titled The Affliction
and it was release released on one of our favorite LA-based labels, In The Red
. If you know us, which you probably do by now, you know we can't get enough of these bodacious dudes and lady-dudes. Front-dude JERED GUMMERE continues to blow us away, and this record further solidifies his place as one of the absolute top-notch songwriters to grace our stage...
In case you don't already know, if you buy tickets in advance
to Friday's show you'll be entered to win some sweet, sweet vinyl records! BARE MUTANTS have given us a copy of their new LP, as well as their debut 7" on HoZac
, and the smokin' hot members of VERMA have provided their new LP Coltan
(Trouble In Mind
) along with their new HoZac
7-inch. WOWE what a prize! The winner will be contacted the day of the show and can pick up his/her prize the night of the show.
Here are some nice things "the press" has to say about that excellent BARE MUTANTS LP...
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SMOKER, previously known as STEPHEN PAUL SMOKER, celebrates the release of their new record Strange Ways
, at the Bottle on Friday, September 6th. Hey, that's tomorrow! Or tonight, depending on when you're looking at this! Opening the show are Chicago sisters THE KUHLS and direct support will be the wonderful weirdos in WILD JESUS & THE DEVIL's LETTUCE. Wowe what a night! Buy advance tickets here
, or pay $8 at the door!
Listen to the new record below...
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