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Empty Bottle 25th Anniversary Show

Explosions In the Sky
/ #EB25

Tuesday, Oct 03, 2017 9:00 PM CDT
Empty Bottle, Chicago, IL
21 years and over

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With a reputation for scathingly intense live performances EXPLOSIONS IN THE SKY were touted early on in their career as the next phenomenon in moody and dynamic instrumental indie rock. Eventually they became one of the genre's most commercially successful bands, scoring several motion pictures and being featured in countless other films, television series, and video games. The quartet of Texas kids, made up of Mark Smith and Munaf Rayani on guitars, Michael James on bass, and Christopher Hrasky on drums, was signed for its first release on Temporary Residence Limited after half-a-listen to the foursome's 2000 CD-R How Strange, Innocence, which was submitted by the American Analog Set with a brief note saying "This totally f*cking destroys."

Getting to witness their modest beginnings on our stage almost two decades ago, it has been a humbling experience being able to co-promote shows with them at the Chicago Theatre and, most recently, The Aragon in 2016. Oh yeah, and we still think they totally fucking destroy. 

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Another round of #EB25 shows is upon us, & we're bringing back even more influential bands of Bottle's past. Keep a close watch for more announcements as we celebrate through 2017. 

Thanks to our partners EventbriteTopo ChicoA.V. Club & Chicago Athletic Association for supporting our 25th Anniversary! #EBlovesyou

Coming in from out of town? Book your hotel room at Chicago Athletic Association!

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