Fri Sep 13 2013

9:30 PM (Doors 9:00 PM)

Empty Bottle

1035 N. Western Ave. Chicago, IL 60622

$10 (advance), $12

Ages 21+

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Buy advance tickets and you will be entered to win some vinyl! Our friends in BARE MUTANTS have given us a copy of their new LP, The Affliction, out now on In The Red, as well as their debut 7" on HoZac, and the fine folks in VERMA are providing their new LP Coltan (Trouble In Mind) along with a new 7" on HoZac. WOWE what a prize! The winner will be able to pick up his/her prize the night of the show.

Tonight we're here to celebrate the release of the new debut album from Chicago's BARE MUTANTS! A group comprised of some of our favorite local bands - THE PONYS, MANNEQUIN MEN, THE 1900s and LIKE PIONEERS - the LP is titled The Affliction and it'll be released on one of our favorite LA-based labels, In The Red. Their gorgeously laid back sound and smoke machine obsession have had us swooning since mid-2011 when they first played our stage, and since then they've opened for some damn big acts; legends like ROKY ERICKSON, TY SEGALL and THEE OH SEES, AFGHAN WHIGS and DIVINE FITS. Tonight they're here to shine on their own and we expect their tightly-wound, tense-yet-tranquil wall of sound will blow us away once again. Chicago's own VERMA open up tonight's show, playing their progressive psych experiment that's atmospheric, synth-heavy and tranced the fuck out. They celebrated the release of their newest record this past October when they opened for MOON DUO and we were lucky enough to host them on the Saturday of this year's HoZac Blackout Fest. It's pretty much a 100% guaranteed that each live show will blow you away no matter what the setting so get here early (and often) tonight. Kicking things off tonight is VLLLAGE, the current musical vehicle for singer/songwriter STEPHEN UCHEREK, with his new lineup, including members of UNMANNED SHIP and BIG SMOKE CITY. With a handful of excellent releases up on the ‘ol Bandcamp, VLLLAGE consistently creates fuzzy, catchy, low fuss, high quality tuneage.

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Bare Mutants (Record Release) / Verma / VLLLAGE

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  • Bare Mutants (Record Release)

    Bare Mutants (Record Release)

    Pop

    "New band out of Chicago fronted by former Ponys vocalist, Jered Gummere. The Affliction is a low-key, sombre album featuring thick organ, space echo swells, and heavy tambourine. Their sound harkens to the avant minimalism of The Velvet Underground while drawing wider influence from a range of classic 80’s 4AD bands and beyond. This is great stuff! Firt 200 copies on brown vinyl. Ships the first week of August."

    - In The Red Records

    "To say that we’ve been long-time fans of multi-talented Jered Gummere’s many musical combos over the past 15+ years would be a severe understatement. From the bands he was wrapped up in early in his teenage years, such as The Muggles, Defilers, Real Cool Killers, and the formidable Guilty Pleasures, to his ascent to mainstream recognition with The Ponys, it’s become clear that Jered is known as one of the most important songwriters of our generation. His influence on pop music over the first half of this century is undeniable, impacting most notably Jay Reatard, and much of the current Brooklyn sound, right up to all the modern bands that still try to capture that elusive something that The Ponys delivered on a nightly basis. Ahead of their time undoubtedly, and with that same pioneering spirit fully intact, Gummere’s newest assemblage, Bare Mutants, coalesces all of the most pivotal nuances of his repertoire into a perfectly minimal, mid-tempo snapshot of this morosely powerful tone.

    Adding in essential Chicago nutrients such as Seth from Mannequin Men on bass and Jeanine from The 1900s on backups and tambourine, along with multi-talented friends Pete & Leslie on drums and organ, Bare Mutants have come together as a tightly-wound, tense-yet-tranquil wall of sound that surges and ebbs within the raw emotion and gut-wrenching intensity of a band that’s on its way somewhere big, and wide open. Both heart-crushing tracks on this debut single aren’t going to quicken anyone’s pulse, yet the solemn seduction that awaits you within these celestial grooves is immeasurable in its trance-inducing tension, as well as how deeply it’ll be stuck inside your head.

    Recommended If You Like:
    Echo & The Bunnymen, The Pin Group, Dutchess & The Duke, Crystal Stilts, The Ponys, Medication, The Cure"

    - HoZac Records

  • Verma

    Verma

    Alternative Rock

    Bent equally on bristling psychedelic squall and driving motorik, Verma emerged in the wake of an experimental improvisational collective. Blending a wide range of influences from proto-metal, minimalism, electronic, space rock and drone, the group constructs and explores cinematic sonic landscapes. Verma is amoebic in nature, coexisting with the mechanical. The driving rhythm section creates a solid architecture for swirling guitars and haunting vocal melodies, all beneath a haze of sweeping synthesizers. This repetitive dervish of sound rises from dark roots to a meditative plane, at once the atmosphere of metamorphosis and cerebral introspection.

  • VLLLAGE

    VLLLAGE

    Pop

    VLLLGE is stepheneven, bill grubb, and paul parts. the three LLL's are symbolic of the 3 piece line-up. Debut EP on the way. Guitar jams for the new era - on twitter --> @VLLLGE

Empty Bottle, Inc.

Bare Mutants (Record Release) / Verma / VLLLAGE

Fri Sep 13 2013 9:30 PM

(Doors 9:00 PM)

Empty Bottle Chicago IL
Bare Mutants (Record Release), Verma, VLLLAGE
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$10 (advance), $12 Ages 21+

Buy advance tickets and you will be entered to win some vinyl! Our friends in BARE MUTANTS have given us a copy of their new LP, The Affliction, out now on In The Red, as well as their debut 7" on HoZac, and the fine folks in VERMA are providing their new LP Coltan (Trouble In Mind) along with a new 7" on HoZac. WOWE what a prize! The winner will be able to pick up his/her prize the night of the show.

Tonight we're here to celebrate the release of the new debut album from Chicago's BARE MUTANTS! A group comprised of some of our favorite local bands - THE PONYS, MANNEQUIN MEN, THE 1900s and LIKE PIONEERS - the LP is titled The Affliction and it'll be released on one of our favorite LA-based labels, In The Red. Their gorgeously laid back sound and smoke machine obsession have had us swooning since mid-2011 when they first played our stage, and since then they've opened for some damn big acts; legends like ROKY ERICKSON, TY SEGALL and THEE OH SEES, AFGHAN WHIGS and DIVINE FITS. Tonight they're here to shine on their own and we expect their tightly-wound, tense-yet-tranquil wall of sound will blow us away once again. Chicago's own VERMA open up tonight's show, playing their progressive psych experiment that's atmospheric, synth-heavy and tranced the fuck out. They celebrated the release of their newest record this past October when they opened for MOON DUO and we were lucky enough to host them on the Saturday of this year's HoZac Blackout Fest. It's pretty much a 100% guaranteed that each live show will blow you away no matter what the setting so get here early (and often) tonight. Kicking things off tonight is VLLLAGE, the current musical vehicle for singer/songwriter STEPHEN UCHEREK, with his new lineup, including members of UNMANNED SHIP and BIG SMOKE CITY. With a handful of excellent releases up on the ‘ol Bandcamp, VLLLAGE consistently creates fuzzy, catchy, low fuss, high quality tuneage.

(BV Chicago) (Chicagoist) (Earbuddy) (Examiner) (Gapers Block) (Impose) (Lifestyle Mirror) (MySpace) (Reader) (SPIN) (Tiny Grooves)