830PM // FREE // 21+
Gentle Leader XIV
Chicago's GENTLE LEADER XIV returns for their highly anticipated record release of Channels, their debut album. The trio pulls on synth heavy, chorus filled 80s heart strings without diving deep into nostalgia, evoking emotional memory over a gray template of realism. It’s pop without future, love without romance, survival with an undercurrent of persistent loss. New Wave, Post Punk, damaged vibes filtered through a pop machine that keeps turning out the hits. Why keep the radio on when the song is in your head?
We welcome TORTURE LOVE back to Bottle stage for the first time since opening for EX-CULT at the end of last summer. They Came Crawling, released as a joint effort of Protagonist Music and Pressure Group, represents the tacit culmination of their varied influence and sonic exploration. Their follow up EP, neon stain, conjures that rabid and explosive post-punk that we know and love. Every time we see these guys they have proven to be a wild but insanely cohesive four-piece.
DJ WAY DOWN & DR. MORALES PHALLUS 420 WEB MD join us for a night of aural healing by way of sonic propulsion. With a lucrative degree in delivering the goods, this rare duo will be spinning a heart healthy mix before, during and after the show.