Alkaline Trio / Brendan Kelly
Friday, Sep 14, 2012 10:30 PM CDT
Empty Bottle, Chicago, IL
21 years and over
It’s been almost TWELVE YEARS since we’ve welcomed Chicago’s melodic cult rockers ALKALINE TRIO to our stage, and dammit we’re excited as hell to have em back. Some of the friendliest dudes ever to make such dark, depressing and self-degrading punk rock, ALK3 has amassed a rabid – following over the past 16 years, continuously rewarding fans with a solid string of punk gems. Their 2011 release, Damnesia out via Epitaph Records/Heart & Skull, was a collection of fan favorites re-worked in an intimate semi-unplugged format, but we’re sure they’ll be ready to melt faces and hearts with their infectious hooks and delightfully dark but tongue-in-cheek lyrics. Equally cult-y in the best way possible, BRENDAN KELLY graces our stage after a 20-year career fronting such esteemed Chicago punk bands THE LAWRENCE ARMS, SLAPSTICK, THE FALCON, and BROADWAYS. In a rare hometown solo set, KELLY is sure to please devotees with his stripped-down approach and signature rasp taking hold of all their favorites from a storied career. This show helps kick off a weekend of RIOT FEST activities and we’re damn proud to welcome these good ol’ boys back to our humble stage.
This show is Sold Out. There will be a limited number of tickets available the night of the show. RIOT FEST 3-day passes will be allowed in based on attendance. First-come first-serve.