Chicago rapper and singer RICH JONES pulls together this colorful and vibrant group of Chicago musicians together to help celebrate the release of his new EP, Light Work. A renaissance man of all sorts, RICH recently played N. Coast Music Festival and was featured in the Chicago Tribune and FOX 32. He’s played with groups and collectives of all types including artists like SHOWYOUSUCK, SPORTS BOYFRIEND, MYKELE DEVILLE and tonight he will be joined by none other than electronic producer and DJ, VAPOR EYES. Prepare for a show like you’ve never seen at the Bottle before. Prepare for Chicago’s underground greatness to rise above.
Chicago's own musical chameleon NNAMDI OGBONNAYA, who combines free-jazz, post-punk, rap, noise/math-rock & really every genre into one jumps on board tonight. You might have seen this eclectic multi-instrumentalist numerous times across various stages in Chicago in bands such as MONOBODY, VAGABOND, NERVOUS PASSENGER, TEEN CULT and many more. Tonight he offers us the latest in his own solo project, debuting some truly wild and
YOMí is an experimental harpist, producer, and vocalist who's striving to re-imagine how her classical instrument can carve its way into current and future music. She spends her free time collaborating with local producers and artists hoping that together they can push the boundaries of what music is to them. You can find her in your local bars and galleries, playing on the street, or the Empty Bottle tonight! With a full band and an enormously positive attitude, YOMí is ready to show you that harps are fucking cool.
JYROSCOPE is the epitome of progressive Hip-Hop over ear-consuming soundscapes upon which the strongest impressions of truth are painted. Ranging from poetic rhyme schemes to heart felt imagery, this group symbolizes the first time you fell in love with music.
DJ ELLIVEN brings quality sounds to the decks with hip/hop, soul, funk and Chicago house.