Explosions In the Sky
/ Holy Fuck
Tuesday, Oct 03, 2017 9:00 PM CDT
Empty Bottle, Chicago, IL
21 years and over
*Tickets will be non-transferable*
*Note that tickets will be sold as will-call only. 2 tickets per purchase maximum*
With a reputation for scathingly intense live performances EXPLOSIONS IN THE SKY were touted early on in their career as the next phenomenon in moody and dynamic instrumental indie rock. Eventually they became one of the genre's most commercially successful bands, scoring several motion pictures and being featured in countless other films, television series, and video games. The quartet of Texas kids, made up of Mark Smith and Munaf Rayani on guitars, Michael James on bass, and Christopher Hrasky on drums, was signed for its first release on Temporary Residence Limited after half-a-listen to the foursome's 2000 CD-R How Strange, Innocence, which was submitted by the American Analog Set with a brief note saying "This totally f*cking destroys."
Getting to witness their modest beginnings on our stage almost two decades ago, it has been a humbling experience being able to co-promote shows with them at the Chicago Theatre and, most recently, The Aragon in 2016. Oh yeah, and we still think they totally fucking destroy.
HOLY FUCK took the world by surprise around 2005 because there was just nothing like them—a hardcore thrift-store found-object punk band with a relentless commitment to rhythm and a sense for atmosphere better matched to a close encounter of the third kind than a simple rock concert. Over ten years later and they're still making serious noise. There's no better band to open for this legendary once-in-a-lifetime #EB25 show with EXPLOSIONS IN THE SKY than Toronto's greatest experimental noise band, HOLY FUCK.
Another round of #EB25 shows is upon us, & we're bringing back even more influential bands of Bottle's past. Keep a close watch for more announcements as we celebrate through 2017.
Coming in from out of town? Book your hotel room at Chicago Athletic Association!