Fri Feb 24 2017

9:00 PM

Empty Bottle

1035 N. Western Ave. Chicago, IL 60622

$10 (advance), $12

Ages 21+

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Emerging from underground venues in Chicago’s Northwest side, NE-HI made its name on both its live energy and cleverly wrought guitar anthems. On its second album Offers (Grand Jury), out Februrary 24th, the band takes those basement-forged instincts and refines them, lets its guitars explore new angles, and focuses its songwriting. The result shows there are a wide range of post-punk possibilities yet to be explored. It all started at Animal Kingdom, a flash-in-the-pan DIY basement in Chicago’s Logan Square. NE-HI’s more ambitious sound and heady arrangements broke away from garage rock’s back-to-basic’s approach. The band’s disparate influences--Wire’s post-punk, Springsteen’s everyman anthems, along with echoes of dreamy atmospheres of Dave Roback’s Rain Parade and the jangly buzz of Kiwi pop legends The Clean--began burning through. Offers is NE-HI finding that rising to the occasion means living up to your own standards, not someone else’s. 

Returning to the Bottle after headlining a rocking Friday night in January is DEEPER. This quarteet started in 2014 as a shimmering dream-pop four-piece and have since adopted a fuller, more nuanced sound with a stronger focus on guitar interplay and driving rhythms. On their excellent Fire Talk debut, "Trans," released this past May, DEEPER channels the anxiety and uneasiness of modern life by weaving chiming guitar swirls to a dense climax. We're expecting big things outta these fellas in 2017.

Opening the evening is CAFE RACER. Formerly known as GROSS POINTE, this Chicago band made their live debut right here back in March. The psych/shoegaze rock n roll quartet are influenced by everything from BRIAN JONESTOWN MASSACRE to JESUS & MARY CHAIN. They sound more groovy and noisey with textured melody than their past aggressive garage punk history.

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NE-HI (record release) / Deeper / Cafe Racer

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  • NE-HI

    NE-HI

    Pop

    Born out of the backyards and basements of Chicago's DIY music scene, NE-HI's nostalgic-rock brings you back to a time that may have never existed. It may be the past. It may be the future. But, it is certainly a place where you feel younger, better looking, and you dance until you are soaked in sweat. A place where you know the best bands before your older brother and all the cool kids at school. The quartet's guitar-driven songwriting and distinct harmonies produce a sound that is both raw and relaxed, rough and humble. Formed to score a friend's film in the summer of 2013, the foursome–made up of Alex Otake, James Weir, Jason Balla and Mikey Wells–recognized the electricity between its four members and chose to continue making music. Since then, the foursome has toured the Midwest and East Coast, building a reputation as a promising young American band.

  • Deeper

    Deeper

    Post-Punk

    Deeper is a band based in Chicago Illinois and consists of Shiraz Bhatti, Mike Clawson, Nic Gohl, and Drew McBride. Formed in 2014, they initially performed dream-pop songs, but adopted a more aggressive sound in late 2015 with a stronger focus on interplay between guitars. Unsatisfied with the passivity of the previous sound, the band focuses on channeling the anxiety and uneasiness of modern life.

  • Cafe Racer

    Cafe Racer

    Garage Rock

    Café Racer is a Canadian rock and roll band based out of Montreal, known for an eclectic range of songs and a highly energetic show.

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NE-HI (record release) / Deeper / Cafe Racer

Fri Feb 24 2017 9:00 PM

Empty Bottle Chicago IL
NE-HI, Deeper, Cafe Racer
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$10 (advance), $12 Ages 21+

Emerging from underground venues in Chicago’s Northwest side, NE-HI made its name on both its live energy and cleverly wrought guitar anthems. On its second album Offers (Grand Jury), out Februrary 24th, the band takes those basement-forged instincts and refines them, lets its guitars explore new angles, and focuses its songwriting. The result shows there are a wide range of post-punk possibilities yet to be explored. It all started at Animal Kingdom, a flash-in-the-pan DIY basement in Chicago’s Logan Square. NE-HI’s more ambitious sound and heady arrangements broke away from garage rock’s back-to-basic’s approach. The band’s disparate influences--Wire’s post-punk, Springsteen’s everyman anthems, along with echoes of dreamy atmospheres of Dave Roback’s Rain Parade and the jangly buzz of Kiwi pop legends The Clean--began burning through. Offers is NE-HI finding that rising to the occasion means living up to your own standards, not someone else’s. 

Returning to the Bottle after headlining a rocking Friday night in January is DEEPER. This quarteet started in 2014 as a shimmering dream-pop four-piece and have since adopted a fuller, more nuanced sound with a stronger focus on guitar interplay and driving rhythms. On their excellent Fire Talk debut, "Trans," released this past May, DEEPER channels the anxiety and uneasiness of modern life by weaving chiming guitar swirls to a dense climax. We're expecting big things outta these fellas in 2017.

Opening the evening is CAFE RACER. Formerly known as GROSS POINTE, this Chicago band made their live debut right here back in March. The psych/shoegaze rock n roll quartet are influenced by everything from BRIAN JONESTOWN MASSACRE to JESUS & MARY CHAIN. They sound more groovy and noisey with textured melody than their past aggressive garage punk history.