Cruse Control: A Fundraiser for Kurt Cruse, Sr. featuring Tight Phantomz / Dave Davison (Maps & Atlases) / Little Fires
Sunday, Mar 23, 2014 7:00 PM CDT
(6:00 PM Doors)
- Sunday, Mar 23, 2014 10:30 PM CDT
Empty Bottle, Chicago, IL
21 years and over
Cruse Control is a benefit show for Kurt Cruse, Sr., a great friend who is currently fighting colon cancer. He's been in treatment and will have surgery soon, but has been without healthcare coverage during the diagnosis and beginning of his treatment. His hometown of Bradford, Ohio is throwing him a fundraiser, but friends here in Chicago have decided to band together to help raise funds for this most-excellent dude. His son, Kurt, has created a donation page if you want to help out before the event goes down. As you might expect, Kurt Sr. is not asking for any of this, but it's not up to him and it's going to be a great night!
There will be all sorts of fundraising efforts in place the night of the event, including a Silent Auction, a 50/50 raffle (3/$5, 8/$10; must be present to win), and Donation Stations (i.e. laptops) set up around the club. Black Dog Gelato will be giving out frozen treats and we're hopefully going to have a special punch for the event.
TIGHT PHANTOMZ return to headline the event and their monstrous full-length album Silk Prison is a years-in-the-making blend of classic rock, metal and punk that's easily one of the best Chicago rock releases of the past two years. They're playing for a good cause tonight, so be sure to show up to witness the PHANTOMZ in all their eye-winking, high-kicking glory. Known around the world as the lead singer and guitarist of Chicago indie-rock stalwarts MAPS & ATLASES, songwriter/guitarist/singer DAVE DAVISON graces our stage for a solo set and we couldn't be more excited to have him join the party. Opening the show is LITTLE FIRES, a new Chicago-based rock'n'roll band that blends surf, punk and power-pop influences to create a sound that's all their own. These fellas will make you want to tap your foot and shake your butt, no doubt, and they packed the Burlington for their very first show just last month.