It's always a pleasure to have the unbelievably loud, yet relentlessly epic, Chicago trio THE LIFE & TIMES on The Empty Bottle stage. As difficult to classify in any genre due to their ever-expanding sonic capabilities, the band's moody, spacey and sonically overwhelming sound becomes even more grandiose live. We should know, we've hosted them here at least a dozen times over the course of their 12-year existence, and it's been a thrill to watch them evolve over the years. Back for their trumphant Bottle return (they haven't played here since 1995!) is Kansas City, Missouri hard rock band MOLLY MCGUIRE. Formed in 1991, MOLLY MCGUIRE has toured and shared the stage with such bands as TOOL, JESUS LIZARD, FAILURE, HUM, and THE MELVINS. These cats have been on hiatus for quite some time now, but they are back and ready to rock harder than ever! Their latest release, Molly McGuire III, is the bands first new release in eighteen years and includes original members Jason Blackmore, Jason Gerken and Ray Jankowski.