There’s more to a music venue than what you see on stage, which is why we’re taking you behind the scenes of the best independent music venues from around the country in an original video series called Backstage!.
On this installment, we stay close to home and settle in to the comfy confines of the Empty Bottle in Chicago’s Ukrainian Village. Founded in 1992, the Bottle’s slogan “Music. Friendly. Dancing.” rings true almost every night. The White Stripes and The Flaming Lips have graced the venue’s stage, and it’s also the spot where our infamous interview with Wavves took place. Regardless of what kind of music you’re looking for, it’s bound to be played here.