Fri Feb 1 2013

10:00 PM

Empty Bottle

1035 N. Western Ave. Chicago, IL 60622

$15.00

Ages 21+

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We here at the Bottle love us some booty-shaking tunes and we're ecstatic to welcome back BIG FREEDIA, the undisputed "Queen Diva" of Bounce Music, and her DIVAS, aka the Azzy Rockettes.  At the forefront of a musical movement making butts jiggle from New Orleans and beyond with hit singles, "Gin in My System" and "Azz Everywhere!" from her albums An HaOh Yeah and Queen Diva, BIG FREEDIA's bringing her "Sissy Bounce" from the 3rd Ward to our humble stage once again. Once known as DAAN, a favorite gay-electro trio that packed house shows and small clubs, BAATHHAUS is a queer-performance-art-group-band comprised of multidisciplinary artists Patrick Andrews, Dan Foley, Jesse Young and new addition Jesse Hozeny, creating provocative and original music, dance, and visual art. BAATHHAUS weaves its songs together with narrative, choreography, and costumes combining popular music and culture with dark themes and avant-garde theatrical work (glitter and gore) explicitly exploring the concepts of "otherness." Performances usually give a metaphorical wink to audiences while seriously addressing strong political and social themes. Local all lady four-piece SWIMSUIT ADDITION kick things off with their version of dirty surf-pop/cheerleader grunge. Coming off an impressive 2012 that saw them release a stellar EP and a 7-inch, these ladies have been hailed by the Chicago Reader for their "apocryphal-Halloween-scare-story bubblegum that's full of broken glass."

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  • Big Freedia

    Big Freedia

    Alternative Rock

    Big Freedia (pronounced “Free-da”) is the undisputed “Queen Diva” of Bounce Music, and performs six or more times a week in various venues throughout her home town of New Orleans.

    Bounce Music is an original urban music rising up from the challenging yet fun-loving nature of the New Orleans housing projects which dominate the city’s street culture, and Freedia performs a derivative of Bounce reserved for self-proclaimed “Sissies” (a locally used name for biological men with varied and ambiguous sexual identities) that has risen to prominence in recent years and features explicitly gay and cross-dressing musicians and themes. Big Freedia, like other “Sissy” artists, has achieved mainstream success with several New Orleans hit singles such as “Gin in My System” and “Azz Everywhere!” from her albums “An Ha, Oh Yeah” (1999) and “Queen Diva” (2003). Freedia began her musical career almost 15 years ago at the Walter L. Cohen High School in New Orleans, where she was enlisted as choir director from her Sophomore to Senior years. She sees her performance as a Bounce artist as an extension of this work, often interacting in a call and response/teacher and student fashion with her audiences.

    While also running a successful decorating business (for which she has counted the Mayor’s office as a client), Freedia has begun traveling outside the city regularly with her dancers, The Divas, and live DJ, Rusty Lazer, playing to sold out audiences from the East to the West Coast alongside (or onstage with) artists such as Spank Rock, Ninjasonik, Monique, The Rapture, 7 Seconds, Snoop Dogg and many more. 2011 has been a banner year for the Queen Diva as she's begun to travel to Europe and beyond, headlining shows in Paris (Social Club), Amsterdam (Valtifest), Milan (Nike Stadium) and London. Freedia will perform at Meredith Festival in Australia this December, followed by a 4 city Austalian tour, then returns to the Big Easy to put the finishing touches on her next album which will include collaborations with New Orleans' most prominent rappers and beatmakers alongside the work of unique producers and performers from around the world.

  • BAATHHAUS

    BAATHHAUS

    Dance

    BAATHHAUS (formerly DAAN) is a Chicago based queer-performance-art-group-band comprised of multidisciplinary artists Patrick Andrews, Dan Foley, Jesse Young, & Jesse Hozeny creating provocative and original music, dance, and visual art. BAATHHAUS weaves its songs together with narrative, choreography, and costumes combining popular music and culture with dark themes and avant-garde theatrical work (glitter and gore) explicitly exploring the concepts of "otherness". Performances usually give a metaphorical wink to audiences while seriously addressing strong political and social themes.

    The group has performed in association with Double DJ, Links Hall, Diamond Rings, and CSS. BAATHHAUS is heavily entrenched in Chicago's underground queer performance community.BAATHHAUS shows have drawn comparisons to David Bowie, Klaus Nomi, Lady Gaga, and The Wooster Group.

    BAATHHAUS categorizes their music as "queer-electro-fuck."

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    Swimsuit Addition

    Music

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Big Freedia, BAATHHAUS, Swimsuit Addition

Fri Feb 1 2013 10:00 PM

Empty Bottle Chicago IL
Big Freedia, BAATHHAUS, Swimsuit Addition
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$15.00 Ages 21+

We here at the Bottle love us some booty-shaking tunes and we're ecstatic to welcome back BIG FREEDIA, the undisputed "Queen Diva" of Bounce Music, and her DIVAS, aka the Azzy Rockettes.  At the forefront of a musical movement making butts jiggle from New Orleans and beyond with hit singles, "Gin in My System" and "Azz Everywhere!" from her albums An HaOh Yeah and Queen Diva, BIG FREEDIA's bringing her "Sissy Bounce" from the 3rd Ward to our humble stage once again. Once known as DAAN, a favorite gay-electro trio that packed house shows and small clubs, BAATHHAUS is a queer-performance-art-group-band comprised of multidisciplinary artists Patrick Andrews, Dan Foley, Jesse Young and new addition Jesse Hozeny, creating provocative and original music, dance, and visual art. BAATHHAUS weaves its songs together with narrative, choreography, and costumes combining popular music and culture with dark themes and avant-garde theatrical work (glitter and gore) explicitly exploring the concepts of "otherness." Performances usually give a metaphorical wink to audiences while seriously addressing strong political and social themes. Local all lady four-piece SWIMSUIT ADDITION kick things off with their version of dirty surf-pop/cheerleader grunge. Coming off an impressive 2012 that saw them release a stellar EP and a 7-inch, these ladies have been hailed by the Chicago Reader for their "apocryphal-Halloween-scare-story bubblegum that's full of broken glass."

(BV Chicago) (Flavorpill) (NPR)