Hard Country Honky-Tonk with The Hoyle Brothers

Hard Country Honky-Tonk with The Hoyle Brothers

Every Friday 5:30PM @ Empty Bottle (map)

The HOYLES consider themselves the real thing and use traditional instrumentation to play Texas shuffle, rave-up and honky-tonk music from country's true musical legends, f…more»

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The 53rd Ward: After Dark
The 53rd Ward: After Dark Fri. 12/19 | 6:30PM @ The Hideout (map)

The 53rd Ward: After Dark Alderman Ed Bus (53rd) has had enough. The longtime Chicago alderman has returned home after working all winter at his satellite office in Boca Raton, Florida. The k…more»

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Owls, Cloakroom, HIDE
Owls, Cloakroom, HIDE Fri. 12/19 | 8:00PM @ Subterranean (map)

Owls have a new record. It didn't come fast and it didn't come easy.It's been over two decades since Tim Kinsella, Mike Kinsella, Victor Villarreal, and Sam Zurick formed Cap'n Jazz as teenage…more»

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Chicago Calling XI A Very Special Clash Christmas
Chicago Calling XI A Very Special Clash Christmas Fri. 12/19 | 8:00PM @ Schubas (map)

Celebrating 11 years of charitable holiday cheer! Proceeds will benefit 826CHI, a non-profit writing and tutoring center in Chicago.

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Electro Reggae Jam 2
Electro Reggae Jam 2 Fri. 12/19 | 8:00PM - Sat. 12/20 | 2:00AM @ Double Door (map)

Fri. 12.19 Doors: 8:00PM Show: 9:30PMFREE Before 10PM | $5 w/Non-Perishable Food or Clothing | $10 RSVP DO312 | $15 DOSFEX LIVE! / Simmer Down Sound / Reggae Vibes Show / Party Time Socie…more»

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Aktar Aktar, Save The Clocktower, The 92s
Aktar Aktar, Save The Clocktower, The 92s Fri. 12/19 | 8:00PM @ Abbey Pub (map)

Aktar Aktar Aktar Aktar is an all original rock band with a sound like a tightrope act of modern American/British rock swinging over a safety net of the classics. Save The Clocktower In 2009,…more»

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 Quarter Mile Thunder, The Record Low, Wild Jesus & the Devil's Lettuce
Quarter Mile Thunder, The Record Low, Wild Jesus & the Devil's Lettuce Fri. 12/19 | 9:00PM @ Empty Bottle (map)

Quarter Mile Thunder will be celebrating the release of their debut album on Friday December 19th at the Empty Bottle. It will be a psychedelic holiday party with audio and visual hallucinatio…more»

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The Bribes, Bubbles Brown, Natalie Grace Alford
The Bribes, Bubbles Brown, Natalie Grace Alford Fri. 12/19 | 10:00PM @ The Hideout (map)

The Bribes The Bribes play dirty, moody, imaginative blues-rock from the soul. Relying on genre-bending songwriting originality and good old-fashioned musical instrumentation, the Chicago-bas…more»

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The Hideout's Last Chance Holiday Sale 2014
The Hideout's Last Chance Holiday Sale 2014 Sat. 12/20 | 11:00AM @ The Hideout (map)

The Hideout's Last Chance Holiday Sale 2014 The Hideout will be hosting it’s 16th Annual Holiday Sale on Saturday, December 20th of talented Chicago artists to display their wares for the hol…more»

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Last Dash Xmas Bash
Last Dash Xmas Bash Sat. 12/20 | 12:00PM @ Empty Bottle (map)

The Bus Shop, a Logan Square-based mobile vintage boutique operating out of a renovated school bus, is thrilled to co-host its second pop-up holiday market with the Empty Bottle. Come listen t…more»

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St. Millie
St. Millie Sat. 12/20 | 8:30PM @ Subterranean (map)

St. Millie In our current social climate, it seems that many artists are born overnight, leaving some with the absence of proper development and a true understanding of their craft. Tools of t…more»

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Scott Lucas & The Married Men, Wolvereen
Scott Lucas & The Married Men, Wolvereen Sat. 12/20 | 9:00PM @ The Hideout (map)

Scott Lucas & The Married Men A Festivus miracle! They’re getting the band back together for the holidays! After taking all of 2014 off to play music with their other bands -- Scott Lucas is …more»

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I Fight Dragons and friends
I Fight Dragons and friends Sat. 12/20 | 9:00PM @ Lincoln Hall (map)

I Fight Dragons is a band with a plan. The trouble is, it’s a secret plan, and no one has told them what it is yet. They assume that it’s really cool and involves traveling through time and sp…more»

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Snow Angels Rock'n Holiday Spectacular
Snow Angels Rock'n Holiday Spectacular Sat. 12/20 | 9:00PM @ Empty Bottle (map)

Oh ho ho, it's that time of year, friends. The Holiday Season is fully upon us and what better way to celebrate than by inviting Chicago's favorite (and best) holiday-themed rock & roll&nb…more»

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Soul Summit Dance Party
Soul Summit Dance Party Sat. 12/20 | 9:00PM @ Double Door (map)

Soul Summit Free Dance Party: DJs Sloppy White, Dave Mata, & Duke Grip SOUL SUMMIT STARTED AS AN IDEA... ...in late 2009 after walking around the city and seeing numerous flyers for soul …more»

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Moose
Moose Sat. 12/20 | 11:59PM @ The Hideout (map)

MOOSE MOOSE Daniel Musisi, AKA “Moose”, is a seasoned, Chicago-based DJ who seamlessly combines classic funk, soul, and disco with the latest pop and urban crowd pleasers to keep the dance fl…more»

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All Chili Considered
All Chili Considered Sun. 12/21 | 12:00PM @ Empty Bottle (map)

Price: $9 (advance), $10Age Limit: 21+

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The Wren & The Whistler
The Wren & The Whistler Sun. 12/21 | 12:00PM @ Schubas (map)

The Wren & The Whistler (Jason McInnes & Judy Higgins, of Chicago, IL), features the unusual pairing of fiddle and harmonica to illuminate original and traditional folk tunes from Nort…more»

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Jon Guerra, RRhythms, Z, Johnny Mendez
Jon Guerra, RRhythms, Z, Johnny Mendez Sun. 12/21 | 7:00PM @ Schubas (map)

Jon is a multi-instrumentalist singer/songwriter currently living with his wife in Chicago, IL, and is part of the Vertical Church Band. He was raised in Wheaton, IL, spending his developmenta…more»

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Taft, Bear With Hawk Fist, Pete Singer
Taft, Bear With Hawk Fist, Pete Singer Sun. 12/21 | 7:00PM @ Empty Bottle (map)

This late November TAFT released their quaint debut LP, Teachable Moments. A 3-peice through-and-through, their songs lend themselves to catchy chillness that let lyrics take center stage with…more»

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Entertaining Julia
Entertaining Julia Sun. 12/21 | 8:00PM @ The Hideout (map)

Entertaining Julia - Christmas Edition The Puterbaugh sisters bring you a Christmas variety show filled with tidings of comfort and spoofs brought to you by Chicago’s best comics and musician…more»

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Soddy Daisy
Soddy Daisy Sun. 12/21 | 8:30PM @ Subterranean (map)

SODDY DAISYfrom the depths of some primordial ooze, four booze-soaked rapscallions convergedSoddy Daisy isEichler, JoeyLee, ChrisNeer, MaureenSwafford, ChristianANIMALS IN HUMAN ATTIRE“The gen…more»

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The Retar Crew: Ghost of Christmas Smashed Party!, The Dirty Dirty Dollars, DJ Supernova
The Retar Crew: Ghost of Christmas Smashed Party!, The Dirty Dirty Dollars, DJ Sup... Sun. 12/21 | 9:00PM @ Double Door (map)

The Retar Crew: Ghost of Christmas Smashed Party! The Retar Crew has established themselves online through diligence, alcoholism, and social networking. We have 1.5 million views on youtube an…more»

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