Archive for March 27th, 2007

Monday Night = Free Shows

Tuesday, March 27th, 2007

Every Monday night, the Empty Bottle has been hosting free shows. This week’s headliner was the Chicago band Headache City. Very fun, poppy rock. Click on their name, which links to their Myspace page, and take a listen to tunes from their self-titled debut. I am still out of the loop on the local scene here. On one hand, it seems that locals must have a hard time competing with all the national acts that come to the city. On the other hand, it would seem that there would be a lot of opportunities for the locals to get some amazing exposure as an opening act. Of course, how many show attendees actually listen to the warm up band? Anyway, while not counting the numerous Chicago bands that are also well-known national acts, Headache City has been my favorite band so far. They even opened up for a Memphis local favorite, Mr. Jack Oblivian. Next week, the oddity known as King Kong (Drag City) makes their way through on free show Mondays at the Bottle.