May 02, 2016 at The Empty Bottle in Chicago.
Tonight we celebrate the release of Dust Tapes, the third and latest EP by Logan Square’s THE BRIBES. These boys play dirty, moody, imaginative blues-rock from the soul. Relying on genre-bending songwriting originality and good old-fashioned musical instrumentation, the Chicago four-piece has developed a dynamic brand of rock and roll since forming in 2011. Haunting vocals and huge electric guitars act as anchors to round out their dark, bluesy sound. These dudes are no strangers to the Empty Bottle stage, opening for ELI PAPERBOY REED this past March. They never disappoint, and we’re excited to celebrate with them tonight! Chicago’s indie-pop collective TEENAGE RAGE return to the Bottle tonight for the first time since 2013. It’s been far too long since we’ve been dazzled by their boisterous, kitchen-sink approach, and we’re ever-so-glad to have them back in the warm embrace of our stage. Opening this evening is RAHIM SALAAM AND BENTO. RAHIM SALAAM is an artist from Chicago who wears many very fashionable hats. He is an M.C. with BLUNT CREW, a member of the rock band TOOFUNCHILD, host of a weekly podcast called What About Chicago?! and is a founding member of Amateur Arts Productions. BENTO is a Chicago independent hip hop artist and DIY promoter.