Last year a book was released chronicling the history of one of Chicago’s best rock clubs, The Empty Bottle. Throughout its existence, The Empty Bottle has been the host to many of music’s biggest names, and everyone from Arcade Fire to The White Stripes have played on its stage. 2017 marks the venue’s 25th anniversary, and The Empty Bottle is throwing a series of shows throughout the year to celebrate. The A.V. Club is proud to announce we’re partnering with the Empty Bottle during its 25th anniversary, and we’re announcing the latest set of shows below. Tickets for these new shows will go on sale Friday, April 14 at the club’s site. Hold Steady! Mountain Goats!
6/9—Peter Brötzmann (9pm; $15)
6/17—The Hold Steady (9pm; $40) (The Hold Steady will also play at Thalia Hall on 6/15 and 6/16.)
7/3—The Mountain Goats (9pm; $31)
Previously announced anniversary shows
4/14—The Cool Kids (9pm; $25)
4/15—New Bomb Turks (9pm; $20)
4/28—Pissed Jeans w/ STNNNG and The Catburglars (9pm; $10)
5/14-15—The Black Lips (9pm; $25)
5/19—Big Freedia (9pm; $25)
5/27—Local H (9pm; $15 advance, $20 day of show)
Tickets for these shows, and all Empty Bottle events, can be found on the venue’s website.