Buck The Hum With Scorched Tundra’s Alexi D. Front at The Empty Bottle on 6/5/21

Join us from 7-11:30pm on Saturday June 5th for an evening of vinyl and lager at The Empty Bottle! Alexi D. Front, organizer of Scorched Tundra festival and co-host of Heavy Hops Podcast, will play records and showcase his collaboration with Chicago’s lager veterans Metropolitan Brewing.  Humbucker is a Dortmunder-style lager: an ideal complement for evenings of music friendly dancing

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What’s New With Heavy Hops and Scorched Tundra (April 2021)

It’s been a productive winter in the world of Scorched Tundra. While I have been unable to put on shows since February 2020, discussions are ongoing with venue partners about re-opening and what billings look interesting. As the live industry takes shape this year I will update you of any new confirmed shows and plans. If you’re looking for a

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Pipeworks / Collective Arts / Scorched Tundra Backeotomy Collaboration Release !

This week marks the release of Backeotomy, a pale ale with Mosaic, Amarillo and Cryo Citra hops. The beer is a collaboration with Pipeworks and Collective Arts Brewing. Pipeworks is well connected with Scorched Tundra, having worked together on ST VIII and ST X beers. We’ve had the opportunity to brew with Coy from Collective Arts on numerous occasions during

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Scorched Tundra Retrospective Playlist & Update

The last month has been exceptionally difficult for the entertainment and hospitality industries.  To offer a bit of respite, we’ve assembled a playlist containing influential tracks from each band that has played Scorched Tundra over the last eleven editions – in order of appearance at the respective edition.  Hopefully this playlist brings back great memories, allows for pathways for discovery

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Scorched Tundra Presents: Truckfighters & Valley of the Sun (2/18/20 – The Empty Bottle)

On Wednesday February 18th Sweden’s legendary Fuzz/Desert rock trio Truckfighters will be returning to Chicago for the first Scorched Tundra co-promoted show of 2020.  The band will be marking its Empty Bottle debut by performing their iconic album Gravity X from start to finish.  They will be joined by Ohio’s Valley of the Sun. Truckfighters has a long history with

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Scorched Tundra Presents: Exhumed & Gatecreeper w/ Necrot & Judiciary (11/20 @ The Empty Bottle)

On Wednesday November 20th death metal juggernauts Exhumed and Gatecreeper will co-headline the Empty Bottle with support from Necrot and Judiciary. Exhumed and Gatecreeper both have highly anticipated releases on October 4th via Relapse Records and will certainly use the occasion to devastate Chicago. As part of Scorched Tundra’s presentation of the evening, Alexi will play records from open to

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