Vannin' BBQ + Documentary Screening, Heavy Times, Red Desert, Luke Tokyo Drift, DJ Fuzzbuster (outside)

Sun Jun 8 2014

5:00 PM

Empty Bottle

1035 N. Western Ave. Chicago, IL 60622

Free (outside), $8 (inside)

Ages 21+

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The documentary Vannin' is one of our favorite things we've discovered in the past few months. We decided to do a screening of the event inside the Empty Bottle, with a pre-party gathering beforehand. Watch the trailer for Vannin' and fall in love.

The event will be both in-doors and outdoors. We will close off Cortez from 5pm-8pm.  Admission to the outdoor event is free. We will have 6 custom vans on-site, DJs playing records, beers available for purchase from Shiner, and sausages from Bite Café. Doors for the interior portion of the event open at 8pm and admission is $8.  Performing bands and a screening will all take place inside.

Film synopsis:
For the past 40 years and running, a relatively forgotten and obscure sect of American automotive enthusiasts simply known as “Vanners” have shined up their shag carpet covered vehicular behemoths, tuned-out and trucked-in to an annual event known as The National Truck-In. Affectionately dubbed by its patrons as “The Van Nationals”, the event is part camping, part car show, and all party. Largely thought to have gone the way of the dinosaur, the custom vanning scene and its traditions remain alive and well among a small and close-knit group of the hardcore custom van owner.

Told through the eye’s of the event’s patrons, Vannin’ takes you into the sun drenched world of “show-fields”, “puppy truckers”, “s.l.u.t. buses”, and the enigmatic “two percent” movement; offering a entertaining all access look into a unique American subculture that saw it’s rapid rise and fall in the late 1970’s.

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  • Heavy Times

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    As Chicago’s most lethal band of the fast-rising noise pop neurotics, Heavy Times have carved out a uniquely hypnotic sound that’s hard to pin down but easy to fall for, and fast. Crushingly melodic vocal hooks cleverly interwoven with static-filled harmonies no one’s prepared for, all executed with a snarling blow to the pleasure receptors. Their massive, almost cavernous grungy pop will escape most realistic comparisons, but as the scuzz starts to feverishly build and disseminate on each successive track of ‘Jacker,’ it becomes quickly evident that the songs that frame these livid bursts of punk energy are always worth waiting for. Once these mammoth choruses kick into gear, and just as the guitars explode, it’s an endorphin-rushing experience that stands all hairs on end, and will knock you back unexpectedly. This is a band that carefully divides its power, bringing the hammer down right where it needs to hit, and locking into a euphonic wave of impossibly catchy, spidery guitar lines that soar and dive with the best of ‘em so well, you’ll swear you’ve heard these chords somewhere before. What’s more is that Heavy Times have just as much of a hand on blasting your eardrums into oblivion as they do on their signature mega-melodic wall of vocals, washing like a golden glaze over each track with an enchantingly harmonic howl, that clearly defines their hyperactive Wipers-soaked sound to the core. -todd killings

    Members are Bo Hansen, Matt Jacker, Matthew Hord, and Luca Cimarusti

  • Red Desert

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    Veteran rockers Red Desert bring a unique and blended creation to the world of metal, combining heavy, deliberate elements of doom, the down tuned distortional fuzz of stoner rock, a unique and haunting vocal delivery, and, above all, a master craftsman's grasp of song structure with deep, twisted, metal tapestries interwoven around soul stirring melodies of exceptional insight and dispatch. This foursome from Minnesota come at you with abiding passion, an unshakable confidence, and a fierce and joyous delivery. Steeped in the exalted, dark arts of the intense rock of decades past, the brilliance of high desert music, and the heart of an explosive new breed of rockers, Red Desert have previously crafted 2 exceptional albums and will soon drop a third. The accolades for the 2012 release of "Damned by Fate" were magnanimous and overwhelmingly positive, placing the album on several Top 10 lists for the year, a well deserved and obvious placing. Prepare for a furious, full throttle ride as Red Desert come at you full force, no holds barred, no excuses, in a full out hard rock onslaught.

    PRESS: "Damned by Fate is a 9 song and 47 minute blast of top-notch Stoner Metal riffage. You never get bored. You just savor every second and minute of this superb album. Just press play and listen to it. Over and Over again."
    - Steve Howe, The Sludgelord Blogspot (Aug 08, 2012)
     
    "If you want some hard hitting and heavy as all fuck riff rock, you’ve come to the right place. This album really grooves. It gets your head and body moving, this is an easy album to get sucked into it’s infectious beat."
    - Daily Bandcamp Album, The Soda Shop (Aug 26, 2012)
     
    "Red Desert have managed to establish a style that is fresh and genuine, easily recognizable as their own, with songs that reflect their tremendous ability and energy, each one worthy of being someone's favorite."
    - Ken Elliot, Heavy Planet (Sep 15, 2012)
     
    "Melodic downtuned and fuzzed out rock and roll riffs with excellent hooks. What you're looking at here is a Top 10 album of the year, so it is revealed. I've lived with this album for months and its many terrific tracks have become staples of the daily hour long commute to work mix. Very few albums grabbed me for as long or as hard as this one has. And it has one of the best album covers of the year. It's a winner all the way around."
    -Lucas Klaukien, Paranoid Hitsophrenic Music Blog (Jan 1, 2013)
     
    "Simply put, this album rocks. With a free flowing heavy stoner groove, Damned By Fate spills out a huge amount of riffs, ripping solos and a penchant for writing catchy tunes. The band is not out to reinvent the wheel, just rock your face off and they do it amazingly well. I will be listening to this album for years to come."
    - Reg Rykaczewski, Reg's Top 20 of 2012 (Jan 07, 2013)
  • Luke Tokyo Drift

    Luke Tokyo Drift

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  • DJ Fuzzbuster (outside)

    DJ Fuzzbuster (outside)

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Empty Bottle, Inc.

Vannin' BBQ + Documentary Screening featuring Heavy Times / Red Desert / Luke Tokyo Drift / DJ Fuzzbuster (outside)

Sun Jun 8 2014 5:00 PM

Empty Bottle Chicago IL
Vannin' BBQ + Documentary Screening, Heavy Times, Red Desert, Luke Tokyo Drift, DJ Fuzzbuster (outside)
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Free (outside), $8 (inside) Ages 21+

The documentary Vannin' is one of our favorite things we've discovered in the past few months. We decided to do a screening of the event inside the Empty Bottle, with a pre-party gathering beforehand. Watch the trailer for Vannin' and fall in love.

The event will be both in-doors and outdoors. We will close off Cortez from 5pm-8pm.  Admission to the outdoor event is free. We will have 6 custom vans on-site, DJs playing records, beers available for purchase from Shiner, and sausages from Bite Café. Doors for the interior portion of the event open at 8pm and admission is $8.  Performing bands and a screening will all take place inside.

Film synopsis:
For the past 40 years and running, a relatively forgotten and obscure sect of American automotive enthusiasts simply known as “Vanners” have shined up their shag carpet covered vehicular behemoths, tuned-out and trucked-in to an annual event known as The National Truck-In. Affectionately dubbed by its patrons as “The Van Nationals”, the event is part camping, part car show, and all party. Largely thought to have gone the way of the dinosaur, the custom vanning scene and its traditions remain alive and well among a small and close-knit group of the hardcore custom van owner.

Told through the eye’s of the event’s patrons, Vannin’ takes you into the sun drenched world of “show-fields”, “puppy truckers”, “s.l.u.t. buses”, and the enigmatic “two percent” movement; offering a entertaining all access look into a unique American subculture that saw it’s rapid rise and fall in the late 1970’s.

(Reader)