$10 – $12

Oneida / Brokeback / Ambusher

21+

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Oneida

Brokeback, Ambusher

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The Empty Bottle

1035 North Western Avenue

Chicago, IL 60622

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Oneida / Brokeback / Ambusher
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ONEIDA

BROKEBACK

AMBUSHER

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ONEIDA has been a cornerstone of the Brooklyn underground for nearly two decades. Always evolving, the group has been a beacon of musical exploration and enthralling unpredictability, gaining legendary status among heads that know and expanding the limits of what it means to be a rock band. With a discography spanning over a dozen full-lengths, plus live releases, EPs, singles, and limited one-offs, ONEIDA has demonstrated a mastery of collective improvisation, off-kilter songwriting, complex composition, and everything in between.

A sense of place has been essential to the music of BROKEBACK since guitarist/bassist Douglas McCombs first launched the project in 1995. Initially conceived as a solo outlet, the Chicago group has taken on new dimensions over the past two decades, morphing from the lean, pastoral ambience of the first album, Field Recordings from the Cook County Water Table, to the more muscular, taut arrangements and dynamic swells of the last release, BROKEBACK and the Black Rock, for which McCombs assembled a new quartet lineup. Each album develops with exacting detail, revealing McCombs’s gift for dialing in the essence of a mood, feeling, or distant locale with a handful of reverb-laden guitar tones, elegant and sustained, strategically placed and sparingly deployed. The instrumental landscapes he creates on Illinois River Valley Blues are utterly transportive, evoking familiar open-frontier soundtracks and charting out new sonic territory.

AMBUSHER. A salmon leaping in the sun reflects a multiverse of rainbow color but a convict standing on the gallows casts back only darkness. Why is the man who lingers at the gas station saying nothing, eyes alert, called simple, while another who takes to the mountains and forsakes the power of speech worshipped as an avatar? What exactly is the link between cause and effect? Using a unique blend of ambient power electronics and guitar as a pallette, AMBUSHER’s Mathias Kolehmainen, Robert Sullivan and Karl Heintz Weisse-Strasser explore a new paradigm in empathetic sonic expression. Ambusher was founded at the 143rd running of the Kentucky Derby and features former members of Lendex, GtrCntr, BNMNMX, Will to Dawn, DoVS and Grace Jones. Climb atop the Ambusher sound and ride your dream around the third turn. Whip the willing steed to the front of the pack and don’t stop until you’ve conquered the horizon. AMBUSHER sound. AMBUSHER vision. AMBUSHER.

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Oneida

Brokeback, Ambusher

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The Empty Bottle

1035 North Western Avenue

Chicago, IL 60622

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