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Mutual Benefit @ Pitchfork Fest 2014 (more by James Richards IV)
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Mutual Benefit tagged Chicago last weekend to play Pitchfork Fest 2014, and have since expanded their fall North American tour. That run now includes a show at the Empty Bottle on September 25 with support from Ricky Eat Acid. Advance tickets for the Chicago show are on sale now.

An updated list of Mutual Benefit dates can be found below...

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Iceage in Portland in 2013 (more by Autumn Andel)
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Denmark punks Iceage are still working on their third full-length (no hard details yet), but that hasn't stopped them from announcing a North American tour with London experimentalist Helm. They land in Chicago for a show at the Empty Bottle on October 22 with additional support from Father Murphy. Tickets for that show go on sale on Monday (7/28) at 10AM CST.

Meanwhile, Iceage's Danish cohorts and Matador labelmates Lower will be touring with Merchandise this fall. As discussed, that tour includes a show at the Empty Bottle on October 10 (tickets).

Full tour schedule for the Iceage tour available at BrooklynVegan. Check out the the band's latest country-punk tinged single "The Lord's Favorite" below...

Continue reading "Iceage share new song, playing the Empty Bottle on fall tour w/ Helm (dates, new song stream)"

Merchandise @ Schubas in June (more by Milos Markicevic)
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Merchandise's 4AD debut After The End is due to hit stores in about a month (on 8/25), and the band have now shared a new video for the LP's second single "Enemy." The clip was directed by Tim Saccenti and draws inspiration from filmmaker greats Stan Brakhage, Kenneth Anger and William Eggleston. You can check it out at the bottom of this post.

Merchandise have also announced a fall North American tour with direct support from like-minded Danish quartet Lower. That tour includes a show at the Empty Bottle on October 10 with additional support from local outfit Final Grin. Advance tickets for the Chicago show are on sale now.

All Merchandise dates and their new video lie after the jump...

Continue reading "Merchandise share new video, playing the Empty Bottle on fall tour w/ Lower"

Earth @ NYC's Le Poisson Rouge, June 2011 (more by Greg Cristman)
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Dylan Carlson's mighty Earth are slated to welcome their 10th album, titled Primitive And Deadly, in September via Southern Lord. The LP features a slew of guest vocalists and instrumentalists including the incomparable Mark Lanegan, Rabia Shaheen Qazi (Rose Windows), Bill Herzog (Sunn O))), Brett Netson (Built To Spill), and Jodie Cox (Narrows). Qazi provides vocals on the LP's lead single "From the Zodiacal Light" which is available to stream over at Pitchfork.

After a lengthy summer European run, Earth will be touring throughout North America with support from King Dude this fall. That tour includes a show at the Empty Bottle on September 29. Tickets for the Chicago show go on sale this Friday (7/18) at 10AM CST.

All Earth dates are listed below...

Continue reading "Earth releasing new LP, playing the Empty Bottle on tour with King Dude"

photos by James Richards IV

Lee Fields & the Expressions at West Fest on 07.12.2014
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West Fest 2014 kicked off yesterday afternoon (Saturday, July 12) with performances from Lee Fields & the Expressions, Pink Avalanche, Jevon Jackson, Ssion, and many more across two stages. Pictures from day 1 of the street fest are in this post. West Fest 2014 continues today (Sunday, July 13) with sets from Death, Protomartyr, Turn To Crime, and more.

Pictures from day 1 of West Fest 2014 lie after the jump...

Continue reading "West Fest 2014 day 1 pics: Lee Fields & the Expressions, Pink Avalanche, more"

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Chicago-based heavy shoegaze // dreampop outfit Lightfoils are slated to welcome their debut full-length effort, Hierarchy, next week (on 7/8) via Saint Marie Records. The LP was produced by the all-things-heavy expert Sanford Parker, and serves as the follow-up to their 2012 self-titled EP. They've already shared the LP's lead single "Diastolic," and its pulsating second single "Mock Sun" makes its premiere in this post. You can check out both tracks below. Hierarchy is up for preorder via Saint Marie's webstore.

Lightfoils will be celebrating the release of Hierarchy with a show at the Empty Bottle on July 8 with A Sunny Day in Glasgow (who recently released a new LP of their own). Advance tickets are still available. They'll also play the Double Door on August 9 with American Cosmonaut (tickets).

All Lightfoils dates and those song streams lie after the jump...

Continue reading "Lightfoils releasing debut LP (hear a track), playing the Empty Bottle w/ A Sunny Day in Glasgow"

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Austin band The Young are slated to release the follow-up to 2012's Dub Egg, titled Chrome Cactus, on August 26 via Matador. You can get a feel for the LP by checking out its lead single "Metal Flake" at the bottom of this post.

The Young will be embarking on a North American tour in support of Chrome Cactus in late-August. That tour includes a show at the Empty Bottle on September 18 with Sex Snobs. Advance tickets for the Chicago show are on sale now.

All dates and that song stream lie after the jump...

Continue reading "The Young releasing new LP, playing Empty Bottle on fall tour (dates, new song stream)"

Oneida @ the Yard in NYC, July 2008 (more by Chris La Putt)
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Brooklyn experimentalists Oneida have announced that they'll be embarking on a summer North American tour in mid-July. That tour includes a show at the Empty Bottle on July 30 with support from local krautrock favorites CAVE. Advance tickets for the Chicago show are on sale now. Oneida are also readying a tour-only cassette called The Brah Tapes, which is a collection of live and studio material from the past five years. The tape track "RPT" made its premiere via BrooklynVegan and is also available to stream at the bottom of this post.

All Oneida dates and a stream of "RPT" lie after the jump...

Continue reading "Oneida playing the Empty Bottle w/ CAVE on summer tour"

Lee Fields & the Expressions in Brooklyn, July 2012 (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
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Lee Fields & the Expressions welcomed their new album, titled Emma Jean, earlier this month via Truth & Soul Records. The LP serves as the follow-up to 2012's Faithful Man, and the effort is available to stream at the bottom of this post. The music video for album opener "Just Can't Win" can also be found below.

Lee and co. are about to embark on a summer North American tour, which includes a headlining set at West Fest on July 12. They'll also be doing some touring this fall and will be returning to Chicago for a show at the Empty Bottle on September 16. Advance tickets are on sale now.

All known Expressions dates, a stream of Emma Jean, and the video for "Just Can't Win" lie after the jump...

Continue reading "Lee Fields & the Expressions released 'Emma Jean,' touring, playing the Empty Bottle in September"

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Tickets to see Braid at Township are on sale now.

Tickets to see Gap Dream at Subterranean go on sale this Friday (6/27) at 10AM CST.

Tickets to see White Lung at Subterranean go on sale this Friday at 10AM.

Tickets to see The Growlers at Lincoln Hall go on sale this Friday at noon.

Tickets to see Metronomy at Lincoln Hall go on sale this Friday at noon.

Tickets to see Califone and S. Carey at Lincoln Hall go on sale this Friday at noon.

Tickets to see Spoon and EMA at The Chicago Theatre go on sale this Friday at 10AM. A JAM Productions presale for the show is currently active, and the password is "RENT".

Tickets to see Cymbals Eat Guitars at Schubas go on sale this Friday at noon.

Tickets to see Living Colour at Park West are on sale now.

Tickets to see Twin Shadow at Metro go on sale this Friday at noon.

Tickets to see Justin Townes Earle at the Vic Theatre go on sale this Friday at 10AM.

Tickets to see Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats at Subterranean go on sale this Friday at 10AM.

Tickets to see Mirah and Death Vessel at the Empty Bottle are on sale now.

Tickets to see Tennis and Pure Bathing Culture at Lincoln Hall go on sale this Friday at noon.

Tickets to see Jungle and Empress Of at Thalia Hall are on sale now.

Tickets to see Trust at Lincoln Hall go on sale this Friday at noon.

Tickets to see Chromeo at the Riviera Theatre go on sale this Friday at 10AM.

Tickets to see King Diamond at the Vic Theatre go on sale this Friday at 10AM.

Tickets to see This Will Destroy You at Lincoln Hall go on sale this Friday at noon.

Death Vessel @ the Empty Bottle in March (more by Jeff Ryan)
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Singer-songwriters Mirah and Death Vessel (aka Joel Thibodeau) have announced that they'll be teaming up for a fall US tour together. That tour is slated to begin in late-September and includes a show at the Empty Bottle on October 4. Advance tickets for the Chicago show are on sale now.

All dates and a couple of videos lie after the jump...

Continue reading "Mirah & Death Vessel playing the Empty Bottle on fall US tour"

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Tickets for ALL Pitchfork Festival aftershows go on sale today (6/20) at noon CST.

Tickets to see The Cult at Concord Music Hall are on sale now.

Tickets to see Drake and Lil Wayne at First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see Propagandhi at Concord Music Hall are on sale now.

Tickets to see Chet Faker and Mount Kimbie at Concord Music Hall are on sale now.

Tickets to see Sleep's second show at Thalia Hall are on sale now.

Tickets to see X at City Winery Chicago are on sale now.

Tickets to see Zammuto at Schubas go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see J. Roddy Walston & The Business and Pujol at Metro go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see Pinback and Tera Melos at Bottom Lounge go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see Mike Birbiglia at The Chicago Theatre go on sale today at 11AM.

Tickets to see The Life and Times and Deleted Scenes at Beat Kitchen are on sale now.

Tickets to see Gardens & Villa at the Empty Bottle are on sale now.

Tickets to see The Cave Singers at Schubas go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see Woman's Hour at the Empty Bottle are on sale now.

Tickets to see Delta Spirit at the Vic are on sale now.

Tickets to see Alkaline Trio at Metro are on sale now.

Tickets to see Brian Posehn at Beat Kitchen are on sale now.

Tickets to see Alt-J's second show at the Riv are on sale now.

West Fest 2012 (more by Zach Pollack)
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West Fest 2014 is slated to take place on July 12 & 13 on West Chicago Avenue (between North Damen Avenue & North Wood Street) in West Town. The Empty Bottle-programmed main stage features Lee Fields & The Expressions, Death (who also play the Empty Bottle on July 12), Protomartyr, Ryley Walker, Pink Avalanche, Turquoise Jeep (yes, them), Turn To Crime, Mannequin Men, and more. You can check out the complete lineup with set times at the bottom of this post. Admission is a suggested donation of $5 per day.

The full West Fest 2014 lineup can be found below...

Continue reading "West Fest 2014 lineup: Death, Lee Fields, Protomartyr, Ryley Walker, more"

Deafheaven @ Sasquatch 2014 (more by Chris & Rae Graham)
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Pitchfork Music Festival 2014 is just a month away (July 18-20), and a bunch of fest aftershows have now been announced. There are a few slated to take place around the corner from Union Park at Bottom Lounge, and others at Schubas and Lincoln Hall.

Here are your late-night show options...

July 18
Deafheaven, Perfect Pussy @ Bottom Lounge
FKA Twigs @ Bottom Lounge (Upstairs)
Wild Beasts, Mutual Benefit @ Lincoln Hall
Cloud Nothings, The Wytches @ Schubas

July 19
Dum Dum Girls, Ex Hex, Speedy Ortiz @ Bottom Lounge
Real Estate, Peter Matthew Bauer @ Lincoln Hall
DIIV, Lodro, Regal Degal @ the Empty Bottle

July 20
Majical Cloudz, Hundred Waters @ Lincoln Hall

Tickets for ALL Pitchfork Festival aftershows (linked above) go on sale this Friday (6/20) at noon CST.

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Tickets to see Flesh Wounds at the Empty Bottle are on sale now.

Tickets to see Heartless Bastards at City Winery Chicago are on sale now.

Tickets to see Brody Dalle at Bottom Lounge are on sale now.

Tickets for ALL Lollapalooza Aftershows go on sale today (6/6) at 10AM CST.

Tickets to see United Nations and Frameworks at Township are on sale now.

Tickets to see The Clean and Boogarins at Schubas go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see Jacco Gardner at the Empty Bottle are on sale now.

Tickets to see Sleep at Thalia Hall go on sale today at 10AM.

Tickets to see Sonny & the Sunsets at Schubas go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see King Crimson at the Vic Theatre go on sale today at 10AM.

Tickets to see Erasure at The Chicago Theatre go on sale today at 10AM.

Tickets to see White Fence and King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard at Subterranean go on sale today at 10AM.

The Sidekicks @ Brooklyn's Saint Vitus in 2013 (more by Vladislav Grach)
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The Sidekicks, Sundials, and Chicago's own Dowsing are joining forces for a summer US tour. That tour kicks off in late-July and includes a show at Township on August 1. Ticketing information for the Chicago show is forthcoming, but you can check Ticketweb for updates.

Sidekicks frontman Steve Ciolek is also a member of Saintseneca, who are slated to play the Empty Bottle on June 15 (tickets). Dowsing guitarist/vocalist Erik Czaja's other project Kittyhawk just recently signed with Count Your Lucky Stars, who will release their debut LP, Hello, Again, in October. They'll play Township on July 26 with Weatherbox and Dikembe (tickets).

All Sidekicks and Kittyhawk dates, plus some song streams, lie after the jump...

Continue reading "The Sidekicks, Sundials & Dowsing playing Township on summer US tour (dates, song streams)"

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North Carolina garage punks Flesh Wounds welcomed their new Bitter Boy 7" last month via local indie heavyweights Merge Records. It's a killer nab for Merge, who don't typically deal in snarling, harder-edged garage stompers, yet it's a nice change all the same. You can give the single's A-side "Bitter Boy" a spin at the bottom of this post. The tune is backed by both "Kennel Cough" and "Let Me Be Clear," and 7"s are available for purchase via Merge's webstore. You can also hear the full 7" via Merge Radio. In addition to "Bitter Boy," a stream of their 2014 self-titled 7" can also be found below.

Flesh Wounds will be embarking on a June US tour next week, which surrounds their appearance(s) at the 2014 Northside Music Festival. That tour includes a show at the Empty Bottle on June 19 with Mr. Elevator & the Brain Hotel. Advance tickets for the Chicago show are on sale now.

All Flesh Wounds dates and those song streams lie after the jump...

Continue reading "Flesh Wounds released a 7" on Merge, playing Empty Bottle on summer tour (dates, song streams)"

Reigning Sound @ Wicker Park Fest 2013 (more by Lindsey Best)
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Long-running garage rock crew Reigning Sound are slated to welcome their new album, Shattered, on July 15 via new home Merge Records. The LP's lead single "Falling Rain" is just as solid as anything in their back catalog, and you can take a listen to the tune at the bottom of this post. RS have been doing some touring in support of the album and will be hitting the road again come July. That tour includes a show at the Empty Bottle on September 1, and advance tickets for the Chicago show are on sale now.

All Reigning Sound dates and a stream of "Falling Rain" lie after the jump...

Continue reading "Reigning Sound releasing 'Shattered,' playing Empty Bottle on summer tour (dates, song stream)"

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Tickets to see Swans' second show at Lincoln Hall go on sale TODAY (5/23) at noon CST.

Tickets to see Plaid at Lincoln Hall go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see The Tontons at Schubas go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for all Taste of Chicago shows at the Petrillo Music Shell are on sale now.

Tickets to see OOIOO at Lincoln Hall go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see Pink Mountaintops at the Empty Bottle are on sale now.

Tickets to see How to Dress Well at the Museum of Contemporary Art go on sale today at 10AM.

Tickets to see Owen Pallett at Metro go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see Joyce Manor at the Bottom Lounge go on sale today at 10AM.

Tickets to see FaltyDL at Metro go on sale today at 10AM.

Tickets to see Com Truise at Lincoln Hall go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see Mike Watt's Il Sogno del Marinaio at Schubas go on sale today at noon.

photos by Joshua Ford

"I don't think it's coincidence that after seeing Nazoranai I had a dream in which Chicago was destroyed by a Lovecraft-y supernatural force." - Dr. Neptune

"Don't I have APPS to remind me of Important Things like almost-free Nazoranai shows within blocks of my home?" - Kat O'Rly

"The Nazoranai set @theemptybottle is starting WAY louder than any part of the Big Ears set. Their set up is insane." - Sei Jin

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The experimental trio of Stephen O'Malley (who we recently interviewed), Keiji Haino, and Oren Ambarchi (aka Nazoranai), played an Empty Bottle-presented Red Bull Sound Select show at the Empty Bottle on May 20. The show was part of a handful of North American gigs for the musicians who count SunnO))) and Khanate among their other projects.

Unfortunately we missed Oozing Wound and Ryley Walker, but enjoy some video and pictures of the headliners, below...

Continue reading "Nazoranai (Stephen O'Malley, Keiji Haino, Oren Ambarchi) blew eardrums @ Empty Bottle --- pics & video"

Pink Mountaintops @ the Vic Theatre in February (more by James Richards IV)
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Stephen McBean's Pink Mountaintops resurfaced this year with Get Back, their first new effort in five-years. The collective are currently on tour throughout North America and will be heading to Europe for most of June. They'll return stateside for another run of dates in July, which includes a performance at the Empty Bottle on July 23. Advance tickets for the Chicago show are on sale now.

All Pink Mountaintops dates and a couple of song streams lie after the jump...

Continue reading "Pink Mountaintops playing the Empty Bottle on summer North American tour (dates, song streams)"

Morgan Delt @ Austin Psych Fest 2014 (more by Tim Griffin)
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Delightfully twisted Los Angeles psych rock auteur Morgan Delt welcomed his fantastic self-titled LP in late-January via Chicago's own Trouble in Mind. It's some truly brain-scrambling stuff (in a good way), and you take take a listen to the album in its entirety at the bottom of this post. Delt, who just recently played Austin Psych Fest, will be opening a handful of Midwest dates for The Flaming Lips in June/July. Before that run kicks off, Delt will tag Chicago for a free show at the Empty Bottle on June 9 with Verma and Canada's Crosss. Verma headline in celebration of their forthcoming TiM LP Sunrunner, and no RSVP is needed.

All Morgan Delt dates and a stream of his self-titled LP lie after the jump...

Continue reading "Morgan Delt playing a free show at Empty Bottle with Verma & Crosss, touring w/ The Flaming Lips"

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Los Angeles three-piece Cherry Glazerr welcomed their fuzzed-out debut LP, Haxel Princess, earlier this year via Burger Records. They do jangly pop quite well, with big riffs and lots of attitude. You can stream the full album at the bottom of this post. The trio will be touring throughout the US this summer. They've got a handful of dates on their schedule, including a performance at the Empty Bottle on August 8. Tickets for the Chicago show are on sale now.

All Cherry Glazerr dates and a stream of Haxel Princess lie after the jump...

Continue reading "Cherry Glazerr touring, playing the Empty Bottle in August"

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Tickets to see CityCop at Township are on sale now.

Tickets to see Urge Overkill at the Double Door go on sale this Saturday (5/10) at noon CST.

Tickets to see The Smoking Popes and Braid at the Double Door go on sale this Saturday at noon.

Tickets to see Glass Animals at the Empty Bottle go on sale this Friday at 10AM.

Tickets to see Amen Dunes and Axxa/Abraxas at Constellation are on sale now.

Tickets to see Robyn + Royksopp at Pritzker Pavilion go on sale this Friday at 10AM.
A JAM Productions presale will be active from 10AM to 10PM today (5/8); the password is "MONUMENT".

Two-day passes for A.V. Fest // Hideout Block Party 2014 are on sale now.

Tickets to see The Horrors at Lincoln Hall go on sale this Friday at noon.

Death @ Burgerama III in March (more by Debi Del Grande)
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Detroit protopunk unit Death just recently welcomed another album of archival material via Drag City. Death III is said to be the "final missile from the vault of Death" and the collection hit stores on April 22. Death also appear to be announcing a summer North American tour. Only a couple of shows have been announced so far, including a performance at the Empty Bottle on July 12. Tickets are on sale now.

All known Death dates and a few videos lie after the jump...

Continue reading "Death playing the Empty Bottle on summer tour"

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