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Empty Bottle, Inc

The Hipshakes / Krozer / Proto Idiot / New Drugs

Wednesday, Sep 27, 2017 9:00 PM CDT
Empty Bottle, Chicago, IL

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UK garage punks THE HIPSHAKES are lighting a firecracker under their ass to explode some serious heat on us this Wednesday night. Coming off their latest record, Snake, via Art for Blind last year, they have been touring the states and Europe relentlessly to get their cracked-out sunshine power-rock to the masses. Vigorous and dynamic, THE HIPSHAKES carry an aura of attractive chaos that compels a high-energy raucous live performance in any setting. We got um in house and uncanned so get yourself a helping of this tasty British grown rock n’ roll.

PROTO IDIOT is the dim-witted, ill-advised and irrelevant brainchild of Andrew Anderson. Andrew plays in THE HIPSHAKES and, back in 2007, had some songs that were too terrible even for them...thus, PROTO IDIOT was born. Since that fateful day Andrew has received remedial help from members of bands like COCOCOMA, NEGATIVE SCANNER and THE PSYCHICS to name just a few. He’s also released a handful of records on Trouble in Mind, Slovenly, OddBox and Red Lounge. Then in 2014 Andrew met Mike and Callum, two musicians who actually knew how to play their instruments while also having a suitable lack of mental acuity. Now they make music together in a super special class of three, with an LP coming out early next year on Bad Paintings.

Chicago four-piece NEW DRUGS open the show. These young rockers are bringing us a fresh take on gritty, balls-to-the-walls rock & roll, living and dying by their motto that "The future is dank." That kind of positivity is exactly what this country needs right now, so you can bet your ass that this is going to be a mind-blowingly good time.


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