The Empty Bottle


Live Music Is Waiting For You This Weekend at Reggies, Buddy Guy’s Legends, and The Empty Bottle

What, you have holiday shopping to do?  That’s fine, just get it done during the daytime hours so you can enjoy the nightclub stages of Chicago later in the evening.  We celebrate the release of […]


Photo: 4AD Records

New Music Thursday: Merchandise – ‘Enemy’ [Watch]

What to say about this band?  Well, if their bio on the 4AD website is accurate, it would take me quite a while to paint a picture for you because it clearly states that, “Merchandise […]



Prius Route to Rock, Vol. 93: Leagues/Autumn Defense, Eddy “The Chief” Clearwater, White Mystery

Whoa!  What’s that I see?  Temps in the 30s this weekend?  Time to celebrate the coming of spring!  Well, not quite, but the National Weather Service won’t be advising you to stay indoors this weekend, […]



Local Anesthetic Playlist For Sunday, Nov 17, 2013 [Playlist & Free Download]

Not sure how I made it thru a very busy summer with my Anesthetic listening intact but now that November has rolled in, I find myself woefully behind on not only listening but returning e-mails, […]


Ducktails - The Flower Lane

New Bands to Know, Vol. XLVI: Ducktails

In honor of New Music Thursday, I’d like to share a band with you by the name of Ducktails.  Ducktails are a band that feature Matt Mondanile (also of Real Estate) and they’ve just released […]


sons of the silent age

Prius Route to Rock, Vol. 41: Sons of the Silent Age, The Soft Moon, Logan Square Farmers Market

Weekends in January mean NFL playoffs and even though the Bears aren’t playing, please feel free to support the team from San Francisco as they take on the Bears’ biggest rivals, the Acme Packers.  But […]


Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival 2009 - Day 1

Prius Route to Rock, Vol. 9: Do Division, Farmers Markets, Craig Finn

This upcoming weekend is a big one in Chicago.  Our first post-Memorial Day weekend means we now get to do two of our favorite things…  Drink beer outside, in the middle of the street while […]



Prius Route to Rock, Vol. 7: Joe Pug, Davila 666, Bonnie Raitt

Seven installments already?  Damn.  That was fast.  Again, every Wednesday I post a few shows/events for the coming weekend that I’m excited about.  Stuff that I’ll most likely be attending and hopefully you’ll feel like […]


Video: Hanni El Khatib – Dead Wrong

Really liking [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Hanni El Khatib[/lastfm]’s records at the moment.  If you enjoy punk, garage rock, and/or doo-wop, I think you might too.  Hanni El Khatib grew up in San Francisco but now resides in […]


Farmers' Market @ The Empty Bottle

How can one of the coolest spots in town get even cooler?  By having a monthly farmers’ market, that’s how.  Was checking out upcoming shows on the Bottle’s website recently, and came across a link […]