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Empty Bottle, Inc.

A Giant Dog / Bleach Party / The Deadly Vipers / DJ Creepy Donnie

Thursday, Jul 06, 2017 9:00 PM CDT
Empty Bottle, Chicago, IL
21 years and over

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Forging their friendships in the crucible of their Houston, TX, high school, Sabrina Ellis (vocals), Andrew Cashen (vocals, guitar), and Orville Neeley (drums) first got their start covering AC/DC, The Ramones, Joan Jett, and the finer points of the Back to the Future soundtrack at school dances under the band name Youth In Asia. Reuniting in Austin in 2008, they enlisted their pals Andy Bauer (guitar) and Graham Low (bass) and christened the act A GIANT DOG. AGD is raucous ear candy culled from the hook-driven melodies of Slade, the glammy swagger of Marc Bolan, the morbid fantasy of Killer-era Alice Cooper, and the unpredictable wit of Sparks. Sabrina and Andrew’s lyrics, equal parts brutally honest, clever, and debased, have a knack for taking their idiosyncratic depravities and making them feel universal. These songs are by, for, and about the losers, freaks, and outcasts. 

Pile, A GIANT DOG's third LP and first for Merge Records, shows a band whose years of road-dogging have honed them into unstoppable rock machines. Their second time working with producer Mike McCarthy (Spoon, White Denim, Trail of Dead) reveals Sabrina’s impressive pipes, Andrew’s sweet licks, and a pummeling rhythm section—everything is tighter, more focused, crisper.

BLEACH PARTY formed in May 2012 and has been knocking out their surfy rock & roll ever since. Comprised of members of RABBLE RABBLE and RODEO, the four-piece was hailed for their "swinging, fuzzed-out garage" by the Chicago Reader and Chicagoist calls their single "Empty Heads" a "a fuzzy, melodic rocker filled to the brim with happy hooks." The sweaty rock 'n' rollers released their latest LP last summer on Tall Pat Records and haven't been back since celebrating its release at CUDDLESTOCK in November. Needless to say, we're tickled to have em here tonight-AH. Old pal CREEPY DONNIE DJs enjoyable music throughout the night. Git sum.

Rising Detroit sludge mongrels THE DEADLY VIPERS return to kick things off. We ain't seen em since they opened for the SOLEDAD BROTHERS as part of Good Vybes Fest 2016 with a riotous concoction of psychedelia and punk. This gruesome foursome carry their crusade through waves of thundering beats, heavy jams and rambunctious pandemonium. Performed by a group of kick ass chicks who are intensely dedicated to The Sound, THE DEADLY VIPERS are for real, no doubt about it, and we're stoked to have em back.

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