Fri May 13 2011

9:30 PM

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1035 N. Western Ave. Chicago, IL 60622

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Betta Promotions & The Deli Chicago present a 'Fan Choice For The Best Emerging Artists 2010 Poll' Showcase

Betta Promotions, a "small DIY group of ambitious young adults who strive to help our very talented musician friends" tonight join forces with the Deli Chicago to present a proper Friday night party. We welcome back the musical adventures of CANASTA, a sextet that uses piano, keyboard, violin and trombone to augment the standard rock set-up and craft a more ambitious strain of majestic, ultra-melodic, orchestral pop. Their latest effort, The Fakeout, The Tease and the Breaker features some of the tracks the band supplied to a certain Illinois senator who ran for president a couple years ago. In the words of Loud Loop Press, DASTARDLY's "indie-folk, Americana sound is perfect for a 2010 Hoedown (meaning PBR and cigarettes," and the Hoedown comes to life on their debut LP May You Never… Last month SOFT SPEAKER celebrated the release of their newest effort, I'll Tend Your Garden with us here at the Bottle. Featuring nine tracks of ferocious psychedelic Telecaster jangle and dense grooves of reverb, the band's LP that lives up to JIM DEROGATIS' claim that SOFT SPEAKER was "his favorite discovery" in 09. Called by NYLON, "BRIAN JONESTOWN MASSACRE on Prozac," SECRET COLOURS channel late 60s psychedlia, 90s newgaze and driving, bucolic, no frills rock into an original sound all their own.

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Canasta / Dastardly / Soft Speaker / Secret Colours

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  • Canasta

    Canasta

    Pop

  • Dastardly

    Dastardly

    Americana

  • Soft Speaker

    Soft Speaker

    Pop

    Under duress from the USM (Unified Society of Milkmen), Joseph Daley, Blair Douglass, Paul Foreman and Nicholas Rocchio shut down their independent milk delivery service in 1929.  A smattering of unsuccessful endeavors followed, until they discovered an undeniable chemistry blending finger-picked guitars with lutes and clarinets.  Although initially less lucrative than the milk business, the quartet, who settled on the name Sanftsprecher (trans. “Soft Speaker”), were championed by Austria’s Chancellor Engelbert Dollfuss in 1932 and subsequently enjoyed a period of massive popularity in their newly-adopted home country.  The band split following Dollfuss’s assassination in 1934. Their only official recording, the 78rpm single, I’ll Tend Your Garden, is highly sought after by record collectors.  In 2008, enthusiasts of the band purchased sheet music for a number of unrecorded Sanftsprecher songs that were discovered in Rocchio’s safe deposit box in UniCredit Bankengruppe.  Austria’s Tonkünstler-Orchester Niederösterreich has been recording interpretations of these songs and releasing them for the public’s listening pleasure.  Separately, a ramshackle group of Chicago-based musicians has taken it upon themselves to perform and record these songs in a strikingly rudimentary manner with crude electric instruments, much to the dismay of purist fans that prefer the orchestral versions.

  • Secret Colours

    Secret Colours

    Pop

    What would west coast pop art experimentalism sound like filtered through an industrial midwest prism? No clue, but perhaps Secret Colours can shine some light on that. The Chicago quintet channels the finest of the greats of late ’60s psychedelia, ’90s newgaze reverence, and a touch of driving, bucolic, no frills RnR straight from the greasiest of garages. Secret Colours at their most beautiful help you to turn on, tune in, and drop out. Secret Colours are bad dudes, and in a day and age where Anton Newcombe is making dance beats and Syd Barrett was long assimilated by the Borg, Secret Colours are a Kodachrome tinted breath of fresh air.

    Secret Colours released their eponymous debut in the summer of 2010 with high praise from IFC, Nylon, The Deli, as well as countless blogs and alternative newsweeklies with acute tastes, a Pitchfork video premiere, and full page profile in Chicago Reader. They kept the momentum going with a series of digital singles, including a faithful yet distinct cover of The Beatles’ “Tomorrow Never Knows.” After pummeling various audiences with their wall of sound at South By Southwest, the guys hooked up with Red Red Meat’s Brian Deck to produce their new recorded statement to the world, EP3 – a five-song collection that shows Secret Colours’ maturity and ability to hone in their craft.

    Secret Colours are Tommy Evans, Dave Stach, Dylan Olson, Justin Frederick, Margaret Albright, and Nate Wiese. Before the world ends next year, the band will stay busy on the road, probably stopping near you to fold your brain into an origami fortune teller. The fortune teller says to keep a watchful eye on Secret Colours.

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Canasta / Dastardly / Soft Speaker / Secret Colours

Fri May 13 2011 9:30 PM

Empty Bottle Chicago IL
Canasta, Dastardly, Soft Speaker, Secret Colours
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Ages 21+

Betta Promotions & The Deli Chicago present a 'Fan Choice For The Best Emerging Artists 2010 Poll' Showcase

Betta Promotions, a "small DIY group of ambitious young adults who strive to help our very talented musician friends" tonight join forces with the Deli Chicago to present a proper Friday night party. We welcome back the musical adventures of CANASTA, a sextet that uses piano, keyboard, violin and trombone to augment the standard rock set-up and craft a more ambitious strain of majestic, ultra-melodic, orchestral pop. Their latest effort, The Fakeout, The Tease and the Breaker features some of the tracks the band supplied to a certain Illinois senator who ran for president a couple years ago. In the words of Loud Loop Press, DASTARDLY's "indie-folk, Americana sound is perfect for a 2010 Hoedown (meaning PBR and cigarettes," and the Hoedown comes to life on their debut LP May You Never… Last month SOFT SPEAKER celebrated the release of their newest effort, I'll Tend Your Garden with us here at the Bottle. Featuring nine tracks of ferocious psychedelic Telecaster jangle and dense grooves of reverb, the band's LP that lives up to JIM DEROGATIS' claim that SOFT SPEAKER was "his favorite discovery" in 09. Called by NYLON, "BRIAN JONESTOWN MASSACRE on Prozac," SECRET COLOURS channel late 60s psychedlia, 90s newgaze and driving, bucolic, no frills rock into an original sound all their own.