Indie rock in the '90s concerned an incredibly giant quantity of uncovered dermis: close-topless performances; deep, deep V-neck shirts; tight denims that magically did not rip should you jumped in the air. but hiya, mixed with beers for $1.50, bathing room graffiti, and crowd-surfing, wasn't it brilliant to be a musician within the pre-Spotify era?
The Empty Bottle Chicago, out June 14 from Curbside attractiveness Publishing, goals to reignite nostalgia for sweaty dance flooring. The Wicker Park bar Empty Bottle, a hole-in-the-wall that additionally doubles as considered one of Rolling Stone's most appropriate rock clubs in america, has played host to rock bands like Flaming Lips, Interpol, adequate Go, Arcade fireplace, and many others.
"[The band's facial expression] says, this is what I hoped it will believe like to play a show earlier than I ever obtained the probability to play a reveal. You don't see that appear on every band's face each night; every so often you go to shows for months on end and not ever see it at all. if you catch a glimpse of it, which you can't miss it, because it's a glance that welcomes you into the music the identical manner the individuals who run and familiar the Empty Bottle welcome traveling musicians into their nightly haunt," John Darnielle of the Mountain Goats writes in the books introduction. click ahead to look the backbends, stuffed bunnies, and taking part in-card pasties.start SLIDESHOW