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Advance tickets to this show are sold out. We will have a limited number of tickets available at the door when we open the night of the show. They are first come, first serve.

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Forget about your 'inclusive bar' gimmicks and your crusty ass reunion shows, we're coming at you like we do every New Years Eve: with guns a-blazing bringing you the hottest shit around. In the past we've brought in Baby New Year with the likes of GIRL TALK, SPANK ROCK, THE BLACK KIDS, the dearly departed JAY REATARD, the Queen Diva BIG FREEDIA, and Chicago's hottest noise-makers DISAPPEARS. This year, we're pulling out all the stops and are excited to announce the return of the MARKED MEN to the Empty Bottle! Our love for these handsome fellas runs deep.  Over four albums, a handful of singles and splits on excellent labels including SwamiDirtnapNice & Neat and Shit Sandwich, the Denton-based quartet never failed to deliver tracks full of energetic ferocity built around rousing pop hooks.  The fellas even filmed their video for "A Little Time" at the Empty Bottle - watch it below on YouTube and admire the outside of the building!  In the words of Squid Pro Quo, "this band epitomizes the term, 'break-neck pace;' how they manage to be so melodic and have so many hooks all while playing faster than Bad Brains is beyond me. THE HOOKS!!!" Exploding out of Denton, TX’s insanely awesome punk scene, BAD SPORTS are a trio of rock'n'rollers who'll get you shaking your butts and struttin' your stuff. These dudeliest men make their Empty Bottle debut tonight, but they're no strangers to Chicago - the band features members of the OBN IIIs, VIDEO, and WAX MUSEUMS - and they're here to rock you into the next century, screw the next year. So when they say "You're welcome, Chicago," you can bet they mean it. We’ve seen TERRIBLE TWOS tear apart an overflowing room of rabid dancers, and in the words of Victim of Time, the fellas consistently “create a frenetic agitated ball of organ-fried ferocity that always seems to be spinning out of control, yet brings it all back home with ballsy audacity.” The Detroit five-piece is gonna kick things off tonight and if you like to have fun, there's no other place in Chicago you should be than with us this eve of the new year.

(BV Chicago) (Reader) (Time Out)



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