Brazil’s soul- and R&B-infused rock outfit Garotas Suecas is playing tonight, April 1, at the Empty Bottle in Chicago with local bands Chandaliers and Herculaneum. Fresh back from SXSW, the band is touring the US, promoting its first album, Dificil de Domar.
Back-to-back nights at The Empty Bottle? Absolutely, if it means seeing funky party-time marching band Mucca Pazza slither through the crowd with mismatching uniforms and sassy cheerleaders.
Why bother going to bed at a respectable hour? Stay up late with some of us on Sunday as we head to the Hungry Brain, a local bar that hosts a weekly avant-jazz series.
This week’s installment features a makeshift ensemble that includes Tortoise drummer John Herndon, members of jazzy post-rockers Algernon, the trombonist from jazz quintet Herculaneum, the bassist from experimental indie-jazz outfit Isotope 217, and more.