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Free: Mykele Deville / Lovely Little Girls / Marcus / Longface

  • The Empty Bottle 1035 North Western Avenue Chicago, IL, 60622 United States (map)

Free Monday // 9PM // 21+

Mykele Deville
Lovely Little Girls
Marcus Drake

MYKELE DEVILLE is an activist, poet, and rapper native to Chicago's west side. Describing his music as "liberation rap." As stated in the Chicago Tribune, DEVILLE is "...liberating himself in rhymes and bars, confronting his childhood growing up in the Austin neighborhood by working through the demons, pressures and pain that continue to influence his life."

Direct support this evening comes from LOVELY LITTLE GIRLS,a seven-piece theatrical art/prog band that delves into the grotesque. From subject matter that explores absurd sex, ridiculous gluttony, abject failure, and unceremonious death, LOVELY LITTLE GIRLS morphs rock forms into abstract black humor narratives. 
Monica Kendrick of the Reader writes, "[Lovely Little Girls] create elaborate, challenging, ever-changing musical structures with grotesque themes of slimy, suppurating, oozing, tumescent bodily horror...They create a full, lush sound full of slipperiness and unpredictable, rug-yanking twists and turns. A new LLG album is a long-term pleasure, because you never quite step in the same river twice."

MARCUS DRAKE is a local outsider composer best known for his work with oddball chicago outfits EVASIVE BACKFLIP, OPPOSITES and local tape label Grandpa Bay. Tonight, MARCUS will be performing songs from his prolific solo discography including some of his full band re-arrangements of songs from the Pokemon video game series. Marcus's band for this show will consist of local powerhouses; David Arias (of Avantist) as guitar, David Curtin (of Woongi) as keyboard, Jash Huggins (of H E A D A C H E) as viola, Joy Vucekovich as violin, Max Beckman (Of Woongi/MTVGhosts) as bass, Malci Atkinson (of Malci) as electronics and Seth Engel (of Options/Lifted Bells) as drum.

Three-piece musical adventure LONGFACE creates angular anti-pop structures centered around the universe of fictional characters Longface & Agnes Pachoulia Earheart. The debut 5-song EP,The Life and Death of Longface, released on Already Dead Tapes & Records, chronicles their hero leaving the farm and traveling north. In search of the great unknown, he starts a band. So it's like a band within a band. Trippy, right? Just wait til you see em live.