The eighth edition of Scorched Tundra kicks off tonight at The Empty Bottle. This is the most expansive and diverse edition to date, taking place over three days with ten bands from across the country participating. Don’t have tickets? Order them here.
This years genre-defying music lineup features the originators of stoner metal ACID KING; the first Chicago performance in almost a decade of experimental avant-garde rockers OXBOW; and the psychedelic, progressive heavy rock sounds of THE ATOMIC BITCHWAX. That’s just the headliners…
Openers include Ohio filth-ridden sludge legends FISTULA; MN/WA extremists WOLVHAMMER; and transcendent LA doom thrashers BEHOLD! THE MONOLITH making their highly anticipated Chicago debut. The highest quality metal from Chicago will be on full display each evening as well: Ever-shifting Chicago/Peoria progressives MINSK, dark avant-noise maestro BOTTOMED (Nick from Bongripper), and instrumental power trios ELECTRIC HAWK and RLYR (members of Pelican/Locrian/Bloodiest) who just received a glowing Chicago Tribune feature by Greg Kot.
We’ve pulled out all the stops and extended our collaborative approach to include even more of Chicago, with the Scorched Tundra burger available at all Chicagoland Kuma’s Corner locations this month, and the Scorched Tundra VIII IPA brewed in conjunction with Pipeworks Brewing. The Kuma’s Burger has been such a hit this month that it will be served at Bite Café during the festival, 9/1 – 9/3, while Pipeworks will take over all the taps of The Empty Bottle all weekend.
Get a taste of what’s to come on this Spotify Playlist, which also includes music from artists that have played Scorched Tundra I-VII in Gothenburg and Chicago.
Be sure to bring ample amounts of cash for your bar and merchandise purchases. The venue, bar and merchandise are all CASH ONLY. There is an ATM on site.