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Empty Bottle Adds Philanthropic Level To Japan Nite

By Sarah Cobarrubias in Arts & Entertainment on Mar 22, 2011 3:00PM

The Empty Bottle and Benten Records are teaming up tonight to give Chicagoans a chance to contribute to the relief efforts in Japan while enjoying a full night of Japanese rock. For the fourth consecutive year, the Bottle will host Japan Nite, an annual, touring showcase that’s been delivering Japanese underground rock to the states since ’96. And in the wake of the devastating earthquake and tsunami, tonight’s Japan Nite will also serve as a benefit show to provide relief to the victims of the tragedy.

Tonight’s show will feature punk rockers Lolita No. 18, disco-rock trio Mo'Some Tonebender, female funk quartet Zukunashi, and all-girl glam rockers Hystoic Vein. Anyone who purchases tickets in advance can donate $5 to the American Red Cross at checkout, and they’ll receive a drink ticket for a domestic draft at the door. 10% of the ticket sales will also go to the Red Cross, and there will be donation boxes at the bar for those who can give a little extra.

Japan Nite is Tonight, Tuesday, March 22 at the Empty Bottle, 1035 N Western, 9:30 p.m., $10, 21+