One Night With Whitney

Article by: Emily Schwarz Photo by: Ellika Henrikson Waiting in the cold in line outside of the Empty Bottle, the crowds chattered with excitement. Whitney’s last show of the year, after a week-long stint of playing many of the city’s beloved venues.  Walking into the Empty Bottle, we were greeted by employees who explained that [...]

Dry Cleaning Rocking the Bottle!

Photo by: Pooneh Ghana Article by: Emily Schwarz On a cold and windy Tuesday night, the silky and ethereal voice of Florence Shaw had the eyes and ears of the audience captivated as the deep, chuggy music filled the Empty Bottle. Hailing from London, Dry Cleaning brought a combination of melodic lyrics with energetic tones [...]

Crumb: A Night Only In My Dreams

Article and photo by: Milo Keranen On a chilly November night, people begin to fill the emblematic music theatre Metro in Wrigleyville — which is slowly awakening after its long hibernation during the pandemic. The fans filled up every nook and cranny of the concert hall, warming up via body heat and well, the bar. [...]

Making Wavves at the Subterranean

Photo By: Gilles Okane By: Josie Stahler “Let’s start with two crowd surfers,” said lead singer of Wavves, Nathan Williams, “and by the end of this song I want at least ten more.” There were, in fact, much more than ten crowd surfers by the end of the song, with audience members stage diving left [...]

A Hunny Halloween at Subterranean

Photo by Michael Yebra Review by Anais Turiello  Walking down the staircase and onto the stage, adorned in purple and blue light, the four members of Hunny file onto the stage led on by an uproar of cheering fans, building with anticipation. It’s the night before Halloween and the crowd is decorated in a variety [...]