United States: 312-878-0707

Laser Background / The Hecks / Norwegian Arms / Michael Hilger

Sunday, May 07, 2017

09:00 AM

Add to Calendar

The Empty Bottle

1035 N. Western Ave.

Chicago, Illinois United States

Get notified if tickets are added to this event

To get notified when tickets become available, please complete the form:
Full name*
Email Address*
How many tickets do you need?

Receive the clubZone newsletter

Event Description

9pm / $ 8 / 21+
Laser Background
The Hecks
Norwegian Arms
MICHAEL HILGER :: https://thinhymns.bandcamp.com

LASER BACKGROUND is the ambient/experimental probject of Philadelphia-based DIY artist Andy Molholt. HIs latest album, Current, dropped last May. As Stereogum says: “With a variety of sounds and delicate production, Molholt has created a work that revels in its artistic weirdness. Though there may be no such thing as a trip down the rabbit hole, Correct is an exciting voyage nonetheless.”

THE HECKS are a rock ensemble set on reviving short-form songs with heterophonic jabs from thier busted, misstrung guitar collection. Their enduring interest is in the manipulation of form-based musical tropes, which yields succinct but engaging bursts of sculpted pentatonic structure, sleek and textured instrumental passages, or atonal rhythmic nonsense.

The term ‘NORWEGIAN ARMS’, according to front-person and sole founding member Keith Birthday, describes the act of “grabbing slivers of fleeting moments across the globe, but in a self deprecating way.” Throughout the band’s existence, Birthday has done just that. The band’s debut record ‘Wolf Like a Stray Dog’ captured a year of frozen solitude spent in the Siberian Taiga. NORWEGIAN ARMS’ new album ‘Girard Freeloader’ (out this past January on Mutual Crush) applies this concept to the entire world.

Opening this evening is MICHAEL HILGER, multi-faceted Chicago artist and founding member of THIN HYMNS.

Upcoming Events at The Empty Bottle

The Empty Bottle , 1035 N. Western Ave., Chicago, Illinois United States Chicago Illinois United States | show on map

9pm / $5 / 21+ Fauvely FAUVELY is the dream-pop project of Chicago-based songwriter, singer and guitarist Sophie Leigh, who settled in the Midwest by way of Savannah, GA.FAUVELY'ssound is dreamy, yet driving. Delicate vocals shine above hazy guitar to create a delicate, raw texture. The lyrics are honest and often harrowing. FAUVELY's debut EP is [more]

The Empty Bottle , 1035 N. Western Ave., Chicago, Illinois United States Chicago Illinois United States | show on map

9PM / $13 advance, $15 / 21+ Xiu Xiu XIU XIU was born on a dance floor, arriving alone at the club and going home alone from the club. That night the first XIU XIU song, Jennifer Lopez, was recorded. Its line, “is it tough to watch, Friday after Friday!?,” began what XIU XIU was going to try to say. The songs would always be about specific [more]

The Empty Bottle , 1035 N. Western Ave., Chicago, Illinois United States Chicago Illinois United States | show on map

9 p.m. / $10 (advance), $12 / 21+ Nana Grizol Al Scorch Toby Foster - music Less of a band than an exuberant orbit of bright weird planets circling the joyful kinesis of main-songster Theo Hilton, NANA GRIZOL'S debut album Love It Love It was released on Orange Twin in May 2008. The crew augments Theo's book-open vocals and beautiful [more]