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 that had the entirety of the audience nodding their heads in a musical trance. Opening up the night was Detroit … Continue reading Dry Cleaning Rocking the Bottle!
Article by: Kyle Smith Back on October 9th, it seemed like the day could not get any better after a fun day of music, food, and lots of dunk tanking at Thee Best Western – Empty Bottle’s ode to Western Ave in block party form. Deeper chose to cap off this whole day with a performance to remember. As noted by the band during their show, it had been a while since Deeper played a … Continue reading Deeper Rocks the Bottle
After several long Halloween-filled days, the weekend was perfectly capped with a performance by Ruby Boots and Low Cut Connie at The Empty Bottle. Hailing originally from Australia, the bandmates of Ruby Boots came on stage around 9:30 to tune their instruments before fully rocking out in this intimate setting. With a style similar to a mix of Fleetwood Mac and Tom Petty, lead singer Rebecca “Bex” Chilcott (i.e. Ruby Boots) poured her heart into … Continue reading Low Cut Connie
“It’s been a bad couple of days. This song will help, I hope.” That’s how Eleanor Friedberger introduced a muscled-up version of the track “Make Me a Song” halfway through her set on Friday night at the Empty Bottle. The same sentiment can be said of every song she played; whether a new track from her most recent album Rebound (out now on Frenchkiss) or something pulled off the bench from her excellent discography (both … Continue reading Eleanor Friedberger Takes a Victory Lap at the Bottle
NE-HI: the story of four best friends who bonded over the death of Dobby (sorry for the spoiler), made some music, and are about to embark on a full US tour in light of their new album Offers. Friday night, prior to their record-release show at the Empty Bottle, I sat down with Jason Balla to talk about the new record and other NE-HI shenanigans.