Showing posts with label WFFLF. Show all posts
Showing posts with label WFFLF. Show all posts

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Recommended Empty Bottle Shows This Week-Wed (Tonight), Thurs, Sat

1035 N. Western
We'll be hittin' the bottle This week...The Empty Bottle that is.   Tonight, one of our favorite local musicians, Bruce Lamont, is up with other notable hard core/ metal legend, Scott Kelly!   Tomorrow we'll try to swing by early to catch Playfully Yours from Cincinnati.   We had a chance meeting, outta town last week, with band member Maxx, and look forward to checkin' out their live set.   *Show is still FREE WITH RSVP through TODAY.

We just shot Bruce Lamont's solo stuff and amazing Yakuza set at Reggie's Rock Club, and will have those live photos up today at both ChiIL Mama & ChiIL Live Shows (along with another recent Empty bottle show by The Buddies.) 

Empty Bottle Tonight
WED . 1/4/12 ( 9:00pm , $8 buy )
Scott Kelly label: Neurot related: Neurosis
Bruce Lamont label: At A loss related: Bloodiest,Circle of Animals,Yakuza
Winters In Osaka
Che Arthur label: Past/Futures

From Empty Bottle's Site:  Hardcore / metal legends NEUROSIS are currently in Chicago working on new recordings for release this year and we are honored to welcome SCOTT KELLY to the Empty Bottle, taking a break from recording to perform a solo set here tonight. KELLY has influenced a whole generation of musicians wanting to take heavy music into new realms and with his various projects - BLOOD AND TIME, TRIBES OF NEUROT, doom metal super group SHRINEBUILDER and as a guest vocalist on MASTODONS last four studio LPs. We can’t wait to hear what happens when he takes the stage solo. 

Our own BRUCE LAMONT’S last LP, Feral Songs for the Epic Decline, out last year via At a Loss was highlighted in SPIN’s “20 Best Metal Albums of 2011.” In their words, “thanks to LAMONT’S unholy army of loop pedals, Feral Songs is a dissonant, ritualistic swirl of Middle Eastern scales, mystery slams, ghostly moans, snaking reedwork and acoustic guitars…equal parts bustling and bleak,” and we’re always pleased when he takes the stage here. WINTERS IN OSAKA return to the Bottle, having gone past their punk influenced noise roots, the outfit is now creating quieter, spookier ambient/drone music and has added members of HARPOON and BONGRIPPER to the fold. Chicago by way of Alabama gritty and earnest songwriter CHE ARTHUR returns performing songs off his most recent release via Past/Futures, Like Revenge. (AV Club) (Brooklyn Vegan Chicago) (Reader)

THU. 1/5/12 (9:30pm, Free with RSVP, $8 buy)
Playfully Yours
The Halamays
Wonky Tonk

Check out one of Playfully Yours' YouTube Videos 

Playfully Yours musician, Maxx, sited Thrill Kill Cult as one of their influences, when we had a chance meeting in Cincy last week.   Then, weirdly enough, New Years Eve & Day, Thrill Kill Cult came up 3 more times in other unrelated conversations.

*Note to Maxx--never underestimate the power of a crappy day job for networking.   Talk about your passion often and doors will open.   BTW, to add to our prior conversation, Chicago has some seriously sweet thrift stores to expand your rock wardrobe without blowing the beer $$.   Our favorite is the Unique Thrift Store Chain & the best of those two are at Diversey and Kilbourn or Addison & Kimball.   If transportation is an issue...there are two worth a look close to Empty Bottle.   Check out Village Thrift on Milwaukee Ave., just north of Armitage and a few doors north of there, Family Thrift.

Finally...we'll be hittin' the bottle again Saturday.   Check out our prior feature here for all the details.

SAT. 1/7/12 (12:00pm, $8 buy)
'Occupy Chicago' Fundraiser featuring

When Flying Feels Like Falling (our favorite underager snarky punks)
Cathy Santones
Going Backwards
Ephemeral Sunrise

When Flying Feels Like Falling Occupy Chicago Benefit At The Empty Bottle This Saturday

Saturday, January 7, 2012
 (all ages)
11:00am until 4:30pm

Come help WFFLF support the Occupy Chicago movement by attending this benefit show at The Empty Bottle!

There will be some awesome bands playing!

Doors: 11am
Show: 12pm
Buy tickets at the door: $8

All Ages
BUT The Empty Bottle is a 21+ club so
( 1 adult can be the chaperone for a group)

Ephemeral Sunrise- 12:00pm-12:25pm
Give Back- 12:35pm-1pm
The Bajas- 1:10pm-1:35pm
Going Backwards- 1:45pm-2:10pm
Waste- 2:20pm-2:45pm
THE CATHY SANTONIES- 2:55pm-3:25pm
WHEN FLYING FEELS LIKE FALLING- 3:35pm- 4:15pm (under age punks who rock hard)

A Big thanks to the School Of Rock for providing the back-line!

 If you haven't been to Occupy Chicago down at Jackson & LaSalle here's their website!


HAUNTED BY HEROES rocked NBC’s “Today Show” January 3, 2012. The segment, filmed in Los Angeles and San Francisco, features the band of middle-schoolers as they play The Sunset Strip Music Festival and other West Coast venues. Haunted by Heroes , whose members all recently turned 11 years- old, have been the subject of national news stories as the world's youngest rock band, and recently released their debut single "Rock Me Roxy," recorded with famed producer Sylvia Massy (Aerosmith, The Black Crowes, Danzig, Prince, Seal, and many others). Their debut album is set for an early 2012 release. "Rock Me Roxy" was also featured in the "Rock Band 3" game.

Here at ChiIL Mama, we know kids rock, and are happy to help spread the word about young talent.  In fact, congrats are in order for Chicago local kids band, Northbrook Garage, who won their studio time to record at Ardent Studios!   We helped spread the word in early December, so thank you to all of our readers who voted.   In another update, from the same Dec. 6th kid band news round up, our rockin' underage friends in Chicago band, When Flying Feels Like Falling (winners of The Next Big Thing contest at The Metro) 
are playing another Chi Town gig this Friday.   The show's an all ages benefit for Chicago Zine Fest and here's the FB event page.

Come see WFFLF at-
DIYCHI presents:

January 6th

  • Creaturely Features- (Something you may want to see)
  • XLions of TsavoX- Features some Zinesters? Hardcore (sorta)

The Spaceship
1804 S. Racine

all Haunted by Heros photos off their web site

Back to Haunted by Heros:
You may have caught Haunted by Heroes on their Cartoon Network video of Aerosmith's "Walk This Way " (performed with 8 year-old rapper Lil P-Nut, similar to Aerosmith’s collaboration with Run-DMC), which aired nationally in early September, 2011.

Haunted by Heroes is also slated to appear Thursday, January 19 at the Anaheim Convention Center for The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM). The band ends the NAMM Show weekend at the Sunset Strip's Whisky a Go Go on Saturday, January 21. and

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