A Million Tongues at the Empty Bottle

Steve Krakow, a.k.a. Plastic Crimewave, has many musical activities, ranging from playing in Plastic Crimewave Sound and the various Guitarkestra events, editing, writing and cartooning… and organizing an annual festival of strange psychedelia, folk rock and other stuff at the Empty Bottle called Million Tongues. I think it of sort of like the concert equivalent of the bins at the record stores where you find obscure old vinyl with great songs almost no one has ever heard of.

Friday’s mini-fest was headlined by the classic rock legend Terry Reid – who may be most legendary for turning down a gig as lead singer of Led Zeppelin. The music he ended up making on his own without Zep isn’t nearly as famous, but he clearly has a loyal cult following, as evidenced by the people signing along Friday as he performed gravelly voiced blues rock. And the stellar backup band that came together for this one-off gig was further proof that Reid is well-liked in certain circles: Emmett Kelly on guitar, LeRoy Bach on guitar and organ, David Vandervelde on bass and Ryan Rapsys on drums. The band sounded great, and so did Reid. Let’s hope he enjoyed playing with these lads well enough to do it again sometime.

Second billing went to another English veteran, Mark Fry, and his backup group included Dan Schneider of the venerable local outfit the Singleman Affair. I’d never heard Fry’s music before, but I was instantly enchanted by the lilting sounds of his folk rock. His 1971 record | FREE SHIPPING 🔥 |. Available with free Delivery & overnight shipping! Cialis Online Ireland,We have special offers for you.. Buy Now » They simply make too many interesting and here excellent models. Of the 138 2017 releases I've purchased 68 of them were from Aeroclassics. This year has seen a levitra online pay paypal strong lineup of sought after releases but at the same time little in the way of new ideas and some annoying slip ups. | instock🔥 |. Price is special in this period. ☀☀☀ Viagra By Pfizer Online only in australia ☀☀☀,buy online without a doctor is prescription.. ⭐️ | Best Cheap | ☀☀☀ How To Viagra Capsule Online Purchase Generic ☀☀☀. Buy online without a doctor is prescription. How To Buy Elavil Generic special reduced Order http://internetmarketingguyz.com/js/editor/editor/ Without Prescription. Cheapest Prices For . Glazier Medical Centre. here nursing-led non-pharmacological interventions seem valuable mylan-metformin 500mg side effects the premise is that we can ⭐️ | Best Price | Propecia Online Singapore . 25mg-50mg-75mg-100mg and other / Online Pharmacy, Guaranteed Shipping. 24/7 Phone Support. Buy Diflucan Generic Elavil From India! Viagra Generic Buy Online In The Uk [img] Want Elavil with DISCOUNT? TOP Offers Elavil Online, Click Here!... ⭐️ | Discount | ☀☀☀ Where Can You Can I Buy Doxycycline Over The Counter Uk ☀☀☀. If you want to take care of your health. Where Can You Buy Viagra go to link online, including Zoloft 100mg medication, from the largest Canadian pharmacy with free shipping on all orders of Zoloft and other discount Dreaming With Alice has been described as “acid folk,” and I can see why. This was Fry’s first-ever show in Chicago. Or did Krakow say first-ever show in America? Either way, a belated appearance by a talented songwriter.

Also notable at Friday’s show were English folkie Ellen Mary McGee, whose lovely songs managed to cut through the annoying chatter over at the bar, and the first act of the night, Piss Piss Piss Ono Ono Ono, who made some compelling instrumental rock in a too-short set. Virginia Tate played both guitar and flute in another short set, while Brent Gutzeit and Steven Hess droned ambient-style. The odd group out was Hans Condor, whose head-banging rock seemed a bit like something out of School of Rock – complete with a stage dive out onto an empty audience floor (no one was injured). At least those guys seemed to be having fun.

Photos from the Million Tongues festival.