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  • The Empty Bottle prepares for Halloween Weekend!

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    In the words of Tracy Jordan, the Empty Bottle is preparing for this weekend’s “Werewolf Bar Mitzvah” (spooky scary!). Here’s a quick rundown of Saturday, October 29 and Monday, October 31.

    Saturday, October 29

    Even though Saturday is two days before Halloween is officially here, we’re betting that the freaks will be out in full force on the 29th. From 12pm-5pm is the triumphant return of the Empty Bottle Farmer’s Market. Families are encouraged to get the fun started here – our vendors include Vedinovich Farms, Crumb Bakery, Co-Op Hot Sauce, City Farm, Grinderman Coffee, Handlebar and much more. And if that wasn’t enticing enough, the Bottle will have live music from SUNNY SIDE UP and scary cheap adult beverages – including Bloody Mary’s made with Tomato Mountain mix and whiskey/cider specials with Earth First Farms organic apple cider. If you’ve never been to an EB Farmers Market you should probably start this weekend! Here’s more info: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=294892843854812 Saturday night Empty Bottle is welcoming four of Chicago’s most notorious bands. Featuring members of A/V MURDER, BASEBALL FURIES, THE PONYS, FRANCE HAS THE BOMB, LUSTRE KING, TIGHT PHANTOMZ, THE TYRADES, WHITE SAVAGE and more, FOOTBALL’S live power is strong enough to make your head want to explode from sheer brutal awesomeness. MANNEQUIN MEN have suggested that they might be masquerading as another band here tonight and we can’t wait to hear their rockist racket interpretation of some EB favorites. Powerhouse quintet OUTER MINDS have been compared to both the PARTRIDGE FAMILY and the YARDBIRDS and their mix of super sharp 60s-style harmony drenched garage psych grooviness is an undeniable party starter. Kicking off the fun is another super-group of sorts – featuring members of MAXIUMUM WAGE, CIRCUS LUPUS, MONORCHID, DAYLIGHT ROBBERY, WHITE SAVAGE and more, COFFIN PRICKS make their Empty Bottle debut here tonight. Boys becoming men, men becoming wolves!

    Monday, October 31

    For actual Hallow’s Eve, the Bottle couldn’t be more excited to welcome four more Chicago rock powerhouses. APTEKA returns celebrating the release of their brand new LP, Gargoyle Days. Awash in captivating reverb, swirling melodies and soaring, anthemic refrains, the new LP lives up to last years’ Chicago Tribune praise of the band, calling them “an increasingly commanding quartet that embraces the power of guitar drone, tribal drum and the deep, shoegaze-era swoon.” They’re joined tonight be SYBRIS – featuring spectacular wall-of-sound guitar work, the band’s sly combination of urgency, caterwauling and sentimentalism has held their place as one of Chicago’s most interesting outfits. Marrying straight ahead rock with some serious fuzzed-out guitars, THE BINGERS play second and brand new, fantastically named TOUCHED BY GHOUL open. Happy Halloween! Before the show, if you’re feeling devilish, come down to 1039 N Western to experience Bite Café’s Zombie Diner Halloween Party –Diner of the Dead! Morbid menu details are still being sorted, but all the ghoulish gastronomical delights will be announced here: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=282322341790105

    No better place than the Empty Bottle to spend the weekend!

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