Ha Ha Tonka Record Release / Trapper Schoepp / The Inventors
Saturday, May 20, 2017 9:00 PM CDT
Empty Bottle, Chicago, IL
21 years and over
HA HA TONKA is a band hailing from the Ozarks, named after a beloved Missouri state park. Signed to Bloodshot Records, the five-piece hits the Empty Bottle to celebrate the release of their sixth studio album, the last one being 2013's Lessons. Bloodshot says of their artists: "HA HA TONKA will bring a room to a near boiling point, then bring it down to a hush, then blow it all up to the point where, at the end of the night, you are wore out and you're not sure why--it all happened so organically and without flash." Count us in! TRAPPER SCHOEPP is a young man who’s befriended a strange and diverse cast of characters during his 24 years.The Minnesota-born, Wisconsin-based tunesmith and teller of tales (both tall and true), returns with his second effort Rangers & Valentines (Xtra Mile Recordings). Produced by pop polymath and RACONTEURS member Brendan Benson,, the record finds Schoepp handling vocals, guitar and harmonica. Genre-defying Chicago three-piece THE INVENTORS start us up with their high-octane, low-frills combo of punk, rock, indie and folk that'll fill you up and never let you down.