9PM // $10 advance, $12 // 21+
It's been nearly two years since The Empty Bottle has hosted TIM DARCY, singer and guitarist of Canadian post-punk band OUGHT, when that band headlined our stage. This is Mr. DARCY's first solo headlining tour, so you can imagine how lucky we feel to be welcoming this multi-talented artist back to our stage. Born in Arizona, TIM DARCY made his way to both Colorado and New Hampshire before ending up in Montreal where he found university, the city’s rich DIY scene, and the other members of OUGHT. He began writing poetry as early as the third grade and performed often, and his first attempts at songwriting were him feeling around in the dark to set some of them to music. Saturday Night, the first proper solo album from TIM DARCY, comes from one of those crossroads-type moments in life where one has to walk to the edge before knowing which way to proceed. A personal meditation reveals itself across these songs as you feel a poetic, thoughtful person attempting to reconcile a schism, one that grows more expansive as Saturday Night flows along. Close to DARCY’S origins, MOLLY BURCH is set to deliver her surrendering sing-songwriter compositions all the way from Austin, TX. Music so soft you’ll think you’re lounging on a flower petal -- just what the doctor ordered as spring awakens here in Chicago. Returning for the first time since opening that bonkers, sold out POST ANIMAL show back in December, JUDE SHUMA kicks the show off with some pyschedelic, lo-fi grooves that'll get this party started off right.
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