About this Event
MINT MILE is a Chicago experimental rock band formed in 2015 by Tim Midyett (Silkworm, Bottomless Pit, SUNN O))) ). The group’s most recent release, the sprawling, apocalyptic double LP Ambertron, was released as the COVID-19 epidemic hit and promptly sold out. "A stunner." - Chicago Reader. "A really remarkable album." - All The Young Punks
BLACK DUCK is an enigmatic & electric outfit out of Chicago that features Douglas McCombs and Bill MacKay on guitars, and Charles Rumback on drums. The trio's propulsive psych-inflected grooves and ethereal improvisations have found enthusiastic favor with fans of varied temperaments and motivations.
From Joel Berk / Sweetblahg:
McCombs’s short stabs, low-end riffage and huge swells provide the perfect counterpoint to MacKay’s flowing, pastoral runs and dreamy slide melodies. Rumback’s subtle, ever-shifting percussion leaves both guitarists a ton of space but never falls into a purely supportive role. These three are locked in the first note through the last.
Chicago's MUTE DUO is Skyler Rowe (drums/percussion) and Sam Wagster (pedal steel). Building on simple composed melodies, MUTE DUO explores an ambient atmosphere
ranging from sparse chimes to pummeling drone with a free, rhythmic fluidity. In 2017,they released their debut album featuring artwork by local artist/writer Dmitry Samarov,and in 2018, they released the "Axially Grasp EP" on Lurkerbias. Mute Duo also frequently plays improvisational shows with friends/guests, and have played with Ryley Walker, Bill MacKay, Ben Lamar Gay, Matthew Lux, Brian Case, Tim Kinsella, Bruce Lamont and others. In 2018, they opened for Ryley Walker on a three week tour that took them to Canada, down the east coast and through the southeast. Their second LP, “Lapse in Passage,” was released by American Dreams Records on March 20th, 2020. They are currently working on a follow up, which will be out in 2022.
Beginning Monday, August 9
Empty Bottle will require all staff, patrons, and performers to provide :
Proof of full vaccination
A negative COVID-19 test performed within the previous 72 hours prior to entry.
Hard copies, photocopies, or digital photos of the above are acceptable.
Masks will be worn by staff at all times and will be required of all attendees when not eating or drinking — regardless of vaccination status.
We’re applying these requirements to all shows through Oct 31, 2021 and will update the policy as needed or as new guidance requires.
This is a very difficult time for everyone to navigate and we understand that you may be frustrated. We are as well. Please bear with us as we try to keep our staff, artists, patrons, and the City of Chicago safe -- as best we can. Remember that we are all going through this together as a community, and we can beat this if we work together as a community.
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
The Empty Bottle, 1035 North Western Avenue, Chicago, United States