Death at the Empty Bottle

Death returned Friday (June 12)  to the Empty Bottle, sounding stronger and more confident than the group was back in 2009 at the same venue. This new version of Death — including two of the original members who made some fantastic protopunk recordings in Detroit in the mid-1970s — even played a couple of new songs, for an album that’s in the works. The incredible story of this band is chronicled in the documentary A Band Called Death.

Friday’s opening acts included Tutu and the Pirates, one of the original Chicago punk bands — and they, too, are making new music. They’re one of many groups featured in another fine documentary, You Weren’t There: A History of Chicago Punk 1977-1984.


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Tutu and the Pirates

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