Every now and then I like to cater to my fellow Chicagoans by mentioning an important show or two happening in town. In this case the show holds special significance, as it’s all great Chicago bands playing at a great Chicago venue. This Friday at Empty Bottle, Football, Outer Minds and Mannequin Men are on the bill. They’re three of the city’s more prominent live acts, and I’ve either seen or heard great things about all of them. For Mannequin Men in particular this could be their last show for awhile, as bassist Miles Raymer is leaving the band to pursue other interests. He will be missed, so come out and give him a proper farewell at the show. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 the day of the show. You can buy them here. Please also enjoy the mp3 from Mannequin Men below. I also recommend downloading tracks from Attaque, Blonde Summer, Cold Showers, Death Rattle, Dirty Beaches, The Mommyheads and Riverboat Gamblers.

Amicus – Goodbye

Arc in Round – Said Astray (Void Edit by Benoit Pioulard)

Attaque – Intensify

Blonde Summer – Robots on Command

Cold Showers – BC

Death Rattle – The Dig

Decomposure – Readymade

Dirty Beaches – Elizabeth’s Theme

Feist – Graveyard (TRUST Remix)

Gaytheist – I’m Procrastinate and I Vote

Mannequin Men – What’s Your Favourite Colour?

The Mommyheads – Right Where They Should Be

OLGWI – Magic

Riverboat Gamblers – Good Veins

Tussle – Yume No Mori (Alexander Hacke Remix)


AnimalZOO – 1000 Spacecolours

Barny Carter – Castel

Kids With Teeth – Hell Hole

LexiconDon – Burn

My Preserver – You Know Something That I Don’t Know

Slowolf – See U In My Dreams