Friday, August 05, 2005

More Great Free Music at the Bottle

In addition to tonight's FREE launch party for Sneaker Pimps at the Open-End Gallery, The Empty Bottle is also featuring a great FREE music event this weekend. Sunday night kicks off their new monthly series dubbed Alternate Currents that features "a series of art exhibitions by artists whose work straddles the disciplines of music and visual media." Here's the official manifesto from the Bottle website: Music and visual art have been interrelated fields of artistic expression for as long as man has been a creative animal. Each generation of musician and artist has been inspired by and often worked with others in these related fields of creativity. Historically, though, the worlds of fine artist and serious musician has been characterized as opposing fields of study. The opinion has often been expressed that no serious artist can also study music and vise versa. In the past 2 decades a new generation of artists has emerged that refuses to be characterized within a specific field. Why just be a musician or a painter or a filmmaker? Creativity seeks a language for expression and ideas often develop that require more than one discipline. Alternate Currents presents work by those artists who have taken the reigns of a multidisciplinary course of creative output. Kicking off the series on Sunday will be local jazz trumpet virtuoso Rob Mazurek, founder of the Chicago Underground Duo and solo artist who has recorded for the legendary Delmark label. Starting at 7pm, you can grab an ice cold PBR at the bar and enjoy an exhibition of art works by Mazurek. Then, promplty at 9, Rob will take the stage for a music set constructed specifically for this unique event. ALSO...

The Bottle's unbelievably strong free Monday music series continues the following night with a showcase from local label File-13. Electronic experimentalists Fahsion Flesh headline, with an opening set from the newly reconfigured TRS-80. Labelmates Poison Arrows and Odiorne round out the bill, festivities begin at 9:30p. Again, this event is also FREE.*

*(Trust me, you'll want to take advantage of these free events while you can...have you seen the all the great shows coming up in September?? Yeah, start saving those pennies..)

1 Comments:

Anonymous Dorsey Rudden said...

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12/10/2005 09:33:00 AM  

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