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CHIRP Music Book Club: The Empty Bottle Chicago: 21+ Years of Music / Friendly / Dancing

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Roscoe Books
2142 W Roscoe St.
Chicago
(773) 857-2676

The results are in! CHIRP's first Music Book Club selection for the year, chosen by you the listeners, is The Empty Bottle Chicago: 21+ years of Music / Friendly / Dancing edited by John E. Dugan with a foreword by John Darnielle of the Mountain Goats.  

Cheap drinks, bathroom graffiti, and formidable performances have ruled for nearly a quarter of a century at Chicago’s Empty Bottle. From this collection of photographs, interviews, and essays culled from a community of music fans, bartenders, booking agents, bouncers, and underground musicians emerges a kaleidoscopic history of this influential hole-in-the-wall rock venue, named one of "The Best Rock Clubs in America" by Rolling Stone.

“[The Empty Bottle] quickly became a hub in the '90s when Chicago indie rock was exploding, and it continues to enjoy a reputation as one of the best-booked rooms in the city, embracing a spirit of experimentation to unite a wide range of genres … [The book includes] tons of great pictures from every era. It's a must-read for anyone interested in the history of a key Chicago venue or really indie music in general.”
—Vice’s Noisey

We'll meet at Roscoebooks on Thursday, April 9th at 7pm for snacks, tunes, and discussion. For more information, visit roscoebooks.com

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