Sunday, October 07, 2007

Empty Bottle Special Guest Guessing

Alright, I've caved to the pressure, bought a ticket to the Empty Bottle's "secret show" on Thursday, and put some time into analyzing who it could possibly be. Assuming this "special guest" is a bigger band playing in town around that time, I've checked out the bands playing the Riv/Aragon/etc. on Wednesday/Thursday/Friday; my prediction is it's either Interpol or Spoon, two Empty Bottle-friendly bands that would definitely sell out the venue "in a matter of minutes" (Interpol even more so). Spoon does have a history of doing these sorts of special shows at smaller venues (though usually sponsored by Jack Daniels or Budweiser or something), but Interpol does play the Aragon at 7:30 Thursday night, so it might make sense that they head over to the Bottle afterwards for this "late night" show. Time will tell! Put in your bets now.

9 comments:

ryne said...

I'd put my money on the Mekons. I just don't think eb would use the phrase 'old friends' in reference to spoon or interpol (although those are good guesses).
The Mekons are playing in Seattle the day before and Indiana a few days after, so it seems plausible.

Nicole said...

I hear you on the "old friends" thing, but the Mekons just wouldn't sell out the venue "in minutes" . . .

Garrett said...

Spoon is in Minneapolis that night

Nicole said...

There you go! It must be Interpol then :)

rvm said...

I was thinking it was going to be Ted Leo/RX, since Ted's old band (Chisel) played the empty bottle in March '97, which would make them "old friends". Interpol also makes sense because they played the bottle in 2002.

rvm said...

Another blog claims to have confirmed that it's indeed Interpol.

http://somethingglorious.typepad.com/somethingglorious/2007/10/interpols-secre.html

Sean said...
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Anonymous said...

So who was the secret band????

Gil said...

Interpol with the liars and the singer from Deerhunter.