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If are one of the fine folks on our mailing list [ link ] or you keep an eye on our Facebook page, you know that the Empty Pockets going to be playing a rocking show on Wednesday, August 31 at Lincoln Hall [ link ] in Chicago. We're pleased to be a part of the Chicago Roots Collective Showcase XX. [ link ] You should come out and rock with us, it's true, but perhaps you're on the fence, and need a bit more convincing. Well, in that case, feast your eyes on the magnificience that is the Top Five Reasons Why You Should Rock Lincoln Hall on August 31:
#5: Chicago Show
The Empty Pockets love Chicago like Nate loves cake. It's a vibrant city filled with tasty food and cranking tunage. Which is why we're excited to be playing a show in our favorite town, our hometown on Wednesday, August 31. It's going to be one of our few select shows in the City of Chicago this year, so you really shouldn't miss it. Smeriously.
# 4: History!
The building which houses Lincoln Hall first opened in 1912 as the Fullerton Theatre, a nickelodeon. Since then, the building has housed a garage and machine shop, the Crest Theatre and, most recently, the 3 Penny Cinema. In 1934, FBI sharpshooters were stationed atop what is now Lincoln Hall to prevent John Dillinger's escape from the Biograph Theatre across the street on the night he was killed. After 20 years as owner/operators of Schubas Tavern [ link ], Mike and Chris Schuba opened Lincoln Hall in this historic building. Earlier this year, The Empty Pockets saw legendary musician/comedian Tim Minchin [ link ] on this stage for the Comedy Central Just for Laughs Tour and fell in love with this historic piece of Chicago.
# 3: Great Bands
There is going to be some awesome talent at this show, sharing the stage with the Empty Pockets. Briar Rabbit [ link ] has "sensitive, soul-searching tunes that don't activate the cheese filters," according to the Chicago Tribune. Band Called Catch [ link ] brings the thunder with the over-under to sunder your plunder. Snow 'N Charm [ link ] will make your head bop and your heart move. And they're all going to be there with the Empty Pockets, rocking it all night long.
# 2: 18+ Show!
We know it's a drag being a young music fan sometimes. Sure, you get all the awesome technology but it's hard to go see old favorites and discover exciting new music if you're under 21. Which is why we're excited to bring to your attention, young music fans, that the show at Lincoln Hall on August 31 is age 18 and over! Yes! Finally, you can bathe your ears in sweet music without worry. Oh yeah!
# 1: $8 Tickets
What can you get for $8 these days? It's eight downloads from iTunes, or two Five Hour Energy drinks. It's around the price of a footlong Subway sandwich with chips and drink. But instead of a tasty snack for your stomach, you could use that $8 to get a delicious snack for your ears and a full night of entertainment at Lincoln Hall on August 31, starting at 8 pm with Briar Rabbit, Band Called Catch, Snow 'N Charm and the Empty Pockets! What are you waiting for? [ link ] Buy tickets online now at Lincoln Hall [ link ]
Keep it funky,