Mar 11

The Empty Bottle: Earthquake Relief Donations & Japan Nite

japan nite poster 2011

From The Empty Bottle’s website:

To help with relief efforts in Northern Japan following March 11th’s devastating earthquake and ensuing tsunami, the Empty Bottle invites its fans to make a $5 donation to the American Red Cross when buying tickets online. Those who donate will be given a free drink ticket for a domestic draft beer upon entering. We will be donating 10% of our ticket sales to the Red Cross, as well as leaving donation receptacles at the bar encouraging patrons (and staff!) to donate as they see fit.

Japan Nite – now in it’s fourth year at the Empty Bottle brings together a diverse group of Japanese bands to the stage on Western Avenue.

Kicking off in Austin, TX for SXSW, Benton Records’ “Japan Night” US Tour 11 features four of the hottest bands on the planet. Japan Nite started at SXSW 1996 with two Japanese bands and all girl punk band LOLITA NO. 18 was one of them. We’ve been hosting the Tour stops in Chicago since 08 and we’re excited to welcome arguably one of the greatest and most important bands in Japan, MO’SOME TONEBENDER, the all girl soul blues band ZUKUNASHISISTERS and post punk glam rock from HYSTOIC VEIN.

Stop by, make a donation, have a drink or three, and rock out Japan Nite-style!

Click here to buy tickets online.

Mar 11

A Neighborhood Recording Label & Store Gets a Write-up in AV Club

permanent records chicago


Permanent Records – a small recording label and record store here in Ukrainian Village recently had a nice write-up and interview in the Chicago edition of AV Club – the entertainment newspaper and website published by The Onion.  They set up their shop on Chicago Avenue in 2006 and in 2007 starting releasing music under their own name. The store sells a lot of vinyl, new and used, as well as CDs, DVDs, and books.  Musically they specialize in mostly independent and underground labels, including a lot of limited editions.   Check out the interview with them and then pay thet store a visit.

Permanent Records
1914 W. Chicago Ave.
Chicago IL 60622
Open every day 11:00am-9:00pm