Sat Mar 29 2014

9:30 PM (Doors 8:30 PM)

Empty Bottle

1035 N. Western Ave. Chicago, IL 60622

Ages 21+

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Providing his multi-instrumental talents to OKKERVIL RIVER since its inception, JONATHAN MEIBURG has been writing, recording and releasing material under the SHEARWATER name with a rotating cast of musicians since 2001 and has gained notoriety for his ability to craft expansive and lush recordings that continuously break sonic grounds. For their most recent effort, Fellow Travelers, out November 26th via Sub Pop, SHEARWATER cover songs by their previous tourmates – St. VINCENT, XIU XIU, COLDPLAY, WYE OAK, and many more. The band has managed to transform and remain inventive through the years and they've amped up their sound to explore new territory (more rock, less folk) – continuing the ever-evolving artistic journey that is SHEARWATER. DEATH VESSEL is the solo project of JOEL THIBODEAU, a Providence, RI-based singer-songwriter whose reed-thin but sturdy voice and acoustic arrangements are ageless and weary, gently walking the line between intense emotion and contemplative remove. This timeless approach, as seen on his upcoming third LP, Island Intervals, out February 25 on Sub Pop, caught the attention of SIGUR ROS's singer JONSI BIRGISSON and producer ALEX SOMMERS, who invited THIBODEAU to record the album in their remote Iceland studio this past year. The result demands its own sonic and lyrical world, one that's strange and mysterious and should be a chilling thrill to witness live on an early springtime evening. JESCA HOOP has lived all over the map, raised harmonizing in a Mormon family before rambling around the high-mountain deserts of Southwest and finally settling in Los Angeles to share her ever-present songwriting passion with a wider audience. Her rich life experience is reflected in her distinctive voice and natural gift for inventive craft that is familiar but defies genrefication, combining folk, rock and pop songwriting with lyrics that are dark and visceral, but disarmingly intimate. HOOP, who now resides in Manchester, England, has developed a reputation as a unique, beguiling performer and her third LP, The House That Jack Built, is her most fully-realized, broadest effort to date.

(BV Chicago) (Oh My Rockness) (NPR) (Pitchfork) (SPIN) (Stereogum)      

Come at 8:30pm for the FILTER Magazine release party fueled by Lagunitas Brewing and Sailor Jerry. Pick up a free copy of the new magazine and have a few drinks with us before the bands start. Sign up for the Filter newsletter for updates on this and future Filter Magazine events as well as chances to win tickets to Empty Bottle shows.

      

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Shearwater / Death Vessel / Jesca Hoop plus FILTER Magazine Release Party

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  • Shearwater

    Pop

    Originally conceived as a one-off collaboration between Okkervil River's Will Sheff and Kingfisher's Jonathan Meiburg, Shearwater continues the tradition of detailed, reflective songwriting set by classic artists like Nick Drake and Leonard Cohen and contemporary indie rock songwriters such as Bill Callahan and Will Oldham. The group began after Sheff and Meiburg had known each other for just a week with the idea that the duo wanted to make an album called The Dissolving Room. The pair exchanged songwriting ideas through e-mail and were so pleased with the results that they decided to make their project into a permanent, touring affair along with making bass player Kim Burke an official member. The Dissolving Room was released in early 2001 by the Grey Flat imprint. The following year Shearwater released another album, Everybody Makes Mistakes, and their third album, Winged Life, followed in 2004. Meiburg's influence over the direction of the band steadily increased over the years, and this trend continued on the band's fourth release, 2006's Palo Santo. The band moved from Misra to Matador that year, making way for the release of an expanded edition of Palo Santo in 2007. The powerful and streamlined Rook arrived in 2008, followed by the dreamy Golden Archipelago in 2010. ~ Heather Phares, Rovi

  • Death Vessel

    Death Vessel

    Pop

    Essentially a solo vehicle for Providence, RI-based guitarist and singer/songwriter Joel Thibodeau, Death Vessel channels the pastoral country-folk soul of Gram Parsons while holding true to the experimental nature of modern alternative folk acts like Iron & Wine, Thao Nguyen, and Devendra Banhart. Born in Germany, Thibodeau, who possesses an impressive falsetto, spent his formative years on the East Coast, splitting his time between Boston, Providence, and New York City. He released his first album under the Death Vessel moniker, Stay Close, in 2005, followed by his Sub Pop debut, Nothing Is Precious Enough for Us, in 2008. He has toured with the likes of Low, Jos?? Gonz??lez, and the Books. ~ James Christopher Monger, Rovi

  • Jesca Hoop

    Jesca Hoop

    Pop

    A sensual, esoteric singer/songwriter whose odd, sparse songs nod to influences like Paul Simon, Joni Mitchell, and Vashti Bunyan, Jesca Hoop got her big break thanks to her gig as a nanny for Tom Waits' offspring in the early 2000s. Hoop had grown up in a musically inclined Mormon family, but left the fold soon after her parents separated. She traveled around California, Wyoming, and Arizona writing songs and honing her craft before settling down with the Waits family for five years as their nanny. Waits took a liking to Hoop's off-beat indie pop songs -- songs that in their way linked her with so-called "New Weird Americans" like Devendra Banhart, Joanna Newsom, and Faun Fables -- and he passed her demo (a version of the song "Seed of Wonder") along to Lionel Conway, who in turn handed it to KCRW's Nic Harcourt. The DJ took a liking to Hoop's demo and started giving "Seed of Wonder" some airplay; the song went on to become fairly popular with Harcourt's listeners, so much so that record companies started paying court to Hoop. She signed with 3 Entertainment soon after the song hit the radio, and her debut full-length on that label, Kismet, was released in 2007. The Kismet Acoustic EP arrived in 2008, followed by her sophomore full-length, Hunting My Dress, in the summer of 2010. ~ Margaret Reges, Rovi

  • FILTER Magazine Release Party

    FILTER Magazine Release Party

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Empty Bottle, Inc.

Shearwater / Death Vessel / Jesca Hoop plus FILTER Magazine Release Party

Sat Mar 29 2014 9:30 PM

(Doors 8:30 PM)

Empty Bottle Chicago IL
Shearwater, Death Vessel, Jesca Hoop, FILTER Magazine Release Party
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Ages 21+

Providing his multi-instrumental talents to OKKERVIL RIVER since its inception, JONATHAN MEIBURG has been writing, recording and releasing material under the SHEARWATER name with a rotating cast of musicians since 2001 and has gained notoriety for his ability to craft expansive and lush recordings that continuously break sonic grounds. For their most recent effort, Fellow Travelers, out November 26th via Sub Pop, SHEARWATER cover songs by their previous tourmates – St. VINCENT, XIU XIU, COLDPLAY, WYE OAK, and many more. The band has managed to transform and remain inventive through the years and they've amped up their sound to explore new territory (more rock, less folk) – continuing the ever-evolving artistic journey that is SHEARWATER. DEATH VESSEL is the solo project of JOEL THIBODEAU, a Providence, RI-based singer-songwriter whose reed-thin but sturdy voice and acoustic arrangements are ageless and weary, gently walking the line between intense emotion and contemplative remove. This timeless approach, as seen on his upcoming third LP, Island Intervals, out February 25 on Sub Pop, caught the attention of SIGUR ROS's singer JONSI BIRGISSON and producer ALEX SOMMERS, who invited THIBODEAU to record the album in their remote Iceland studio this past year. The result demands its own sonic and lyrical world, one that's strange and mysterious and should be a chilling thrill to witness live on an early springtime evening. JESCA HOOP has lived all over the map, raised harmonizing in a Mormon family before rambling around the high-mountain deserts of Southwest and finally settling in Los Angeles to share her ever-present songwriting passion with a wider audience. Her rich life experience is reflected in her distinctive voice and natural gift for inventive craft that is familiar but defies genrefication, combining folk, rock and pop songwriting with lyrics that are dark and visceral, but disarmingly intimate. HOOP, who now resides in Manchester, England, has developed a reputation as a unique, beguiling performer and her third LP, The House That Jack Built, is her most fully-realized, broadest effort to date.

(BV Chicago) (Oh My Rockness) (NPR) (Pitchfork) (SPIN) (Stereogum)      

Come at 8:30pm for the FILTER Magazine release party fueled by Lagunitas Brewing and Sailor Jerry. Pick up a free copy of the new magazine and have a few drinks with us before the bands start. Sign up for the Filter newsletter for updates on this and future Filter Magazine events as well as chances to win tickets to Empty Bottle shows.