Fri Apr 18 2014

9:30 PM (Doors 9:00 PM)

Empty Bottle

1035 N. Western Ave. Chicago, IL 60622

Ages 21+

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Returning to the Bottle after debuting here back in September, experimental pop singer-songwriter JENNY HVAL headlines tonight in support of her fantastic 2013 LP, Innocence Is Kinky, out via Rune Grammofon. Produced in Bristol, England by PJ HARVEY collaborator JOHN PARISH, who helped bring out the intimate qualities of her lyrics while sharpening her improvisational tendencies, the effort weaves spellbinding new forms of intelligent, experimental pop with injections from mythology, theory and gender politics. The record is highly influenced by her sound installation work she's done over the past few years and you can trace her no-holds-barred streams of consciousness and unorthodox subject matter touch on such heroes as PATTI SMITH, MICHAEL GIRA, NICK CAVE and KATE BUSH. This is HVAL's last headlining date before she hits the east coast and U.K. opening for the unfuckablewith SWANS. Former EMERALDS member MARK MCGUIRE hits the Bottle to play his third Chicago show in less than a month, the first time opening a sold out Metro show with THE WAR ON DRUGS before he hit our stage a few days later, opening for EARTH. We're jazzed to hear more songs off of his critically acclaimed Dead Oceans debut, Along The Way, released this past year. Channeling Midwestern underground consciousness, the multi-instrumentalist has emerged with an album that details the inner journey of an individual seeking definition and enlightenment. MCGUIRE presents a unique vision of modern psychedelia with a sound that is complex and meditative, creating a direct connection with fans in a live setting through his hypnotic playing. WEDDING DRESS are certainly no strangers to the Bottle and we’re stoked to host their EB debut tonight! The band, which formed in early 2012, features members of MAPS & ATLASES, SUNS and JOAN OF ARC, and they combine their previous work to create meaty and substantial rock that’s filled to the brim with soul – definitely openers you don’t want to miss. Tonight they're here to celebrate the release of a brand new 7", courtesy of Lovitt Records, so pick it up before you head home.

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  • Jenny Hval

    Jenny Hval

    Music

    Jenny Hval has in recent years made a name for herself as a writer, journalist, recording artist and sound artist both in Norway and abroad. When her third record Viscera was released in 2011, WIRE magazine described the record as: “a stunning achievement both conceptually and musically.” Multidisciplinary and transgressive are words often employed to describe her art, but Jenny Hval’s polyphonic artistry is in fact seamlessly interwoven between musical, literary, visual and performative modes of expression. Despite her young age, she has already infused, carved and modulated an artistic voice that is altogether present, accessible and obscurely complex at the same time.

    Her fourth album, Innocence Is Kinky (2013), was recorded at Toybox Studios, Bristol, with producer John Parish, lauded for his work with PJ Harvey, Giant Sand and Sparklehorse.

  • Mark McGuire

    Mark McGuire

    Alternative Rock

    Mark McGuire is an artist based in Cleveland, OH. He also releases music as The Magi Of Eire, The Road Chief, and carries the Lakota name Iktomi Wicasa (Spider Man). VISION UPON PURPOSE next full length coming soon.. WARRIORS OF THE RAINBOW UNITE!

  • Wedding Dress (7" release show)

    Wedding Dress (7" release show)

    Alternative Rock

Empty Bottle, Inc.


Jenny Hval, Mark McGuire, Wedding Dress (7" release show)

Fri Apr 18 2014 9:30 PM

(Doors 9:00 PM)

Empty Bottle Chicago IL
Jenny Hval, Mark McGuire, Wedding Dress (7" release show)
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Ages 21+

Returning to the Bottle after debuting here back in September, experimental pop singer-songwriter JENNY HVAL headlines tonight in support of her fantastic 2013 LP, Innocence Is Kinky, out via Rune Grammofon. Produced in Bristol, England by PJ HARVEY collaborator JOHN PARISH, who helped bring out the intimate qualities of her lyrics while sharpening her improvisational tendencies, the effort weaves spellbinding new forms of intelligent, experimental pop with injections from mythology, theory and gender politics. The record is highly influenced by her sound installation work she's done over the past few years and you can trace her no-holds-barred streams of consciousness and unorthodox subject matter touch on such heroes as PATTI SMITH, MICHAEL GIRA, NICK CAVE and KATE BUSH. This is HVAL's last headlining date before she hits the east coast and U.K. opening for the unfuckablewith SWANS. Former EMERALDS member MARK MCGUIRE hits the Bottle to play his third Chicago show in less than a month, the first time opening a sold out Metro show with THE WAR ON DRUGS before he hit our stage a few days later, opening for EARTH. We're jazzed to hear more songs off of his critically acclaimed Dead Oceans debut, Along The Way, released this past year. Channeling Midwestern underground consciousness, the multi-instrumentalist has emerged with an album that details the inner journey of an individual seeking definition and enlightenment. MCGUIRE presents a unique vision of modern psychedelia with a sound that is complex and meditative, creating a direct connection with fans in a live setting through his hypnotic playing. WEDDING DRESS are certainly no strangers to the Bottle and we’re stoked to host their EB debut tonight! The band, which formed in early 2012, features members of MAPS & ATLASES, SUNS and JOAN OF ARC, and they combine their previous work to create meaty and substantial rock that’s filled to the brim with soul – definitely openers you don’t want to miss. Tonight they're here to celebrate the release of a brand new 7", courtesy of Lovitt Records, so pick it up before you head home.

(AV Club) (BV Chicago) (Noisey) (Paste) (Pitchfork) (Reader) (Stereogum) (Sun-Times) (Tiny Mix Tapes)