EmptyMansions / Scott Lucas & the Married Men / T'Bone
Wednesday, May 01, 2013 9:00 PM CDT
Empty Bottle, Chicago, IL
21 years and over
Buy your tickets in advance and you might be lucky enough to win a copy of the EMPTYMANSION's debut record on vinyl, courtesy of the fine folks at Riot House Records! This offer is only available to advance ticket buyers, so get on it and check your e-mail the day of the show to see if you won! The prize can get picked up at the door the night of the show.
Known primarily as the drummer of early-2000s indie-rock staples INTERPOL, SAM FOGARINO compiled a collection of songs during and after a fifteen month tour with his primary band before they went on hiatus. Teaming up with guitarist DUANE DENISON (THE JESUS LIZARD, TOMAHAWK) and INTERPOL's live keyboardist and former SECRET MACHINES member BRANDON CURTIS on bass, keys and singing back-up, EMPTYMANSIONS released their debut record, snakes/vultures/sulfate, in early April on Riot House Records. The trio's "familiar" guitar-bass-drums structure is hazy and lysergic, blending meditative yet thrilling songwriting for a result SPIN calls a "testosterone-fueled explosion of desert grind, arty slack and psych breadth." SCOTT LUCAS is known as the singer/guitarist for Chicago rock duo LOCAL H, but in the last few years LUCAS has broadened his pallet and expanded his lineup to a seven piece band that includes organ, violin and accordion. SCOTT LUCAS & THE MARRIED MEN emerged in 2010 with their country and folk-leaning rock that LUCAS claims is also "for people who like metal." The group has veered away from the quiet, somber sounds of their past work and their most recent album, June 2012's Blood Half Moon, is a scorching, distinctively darker effort that's surprisingly uplifting and unsurprisingly engaging from start to finish. Tonight we'll get to see LUCAS and his MARRIED MEN in their stripped-down, four-piece touring incarnation. Opening is Chicago-based T’BONE, a new-ish band whose guitar-oriented debut, Mt. Trashmore takes the seemingly introspective genre of post-rock and adds a dose of ridiculousness to keep things fresh. T'BONE incorporates various influences into their cheeky but anthemic tracks - expect doses of 70s rock, instrumental math and punk energy to come and go throughout their set.