Empress Hotel Checks In To Stage Near You

by Gil Melott SOURCE JA / Vimeo

New Orleans-based Empress Hotel will be stopping through Chicago, IL playing at Schubas Tavern on Friday, October 7th with Van Hunt! And a city near you.

Empress Hotel has tweaked our ears with 70's ladened hook-heavy tunes that are at once timeless and fresh-faced. They toured the Southeast earlier this year including a Daytrotter session and several stellar SXSW '11 performances. The band continues to perform behind their self-titled debut EP on Park the Van (Dr. Dog, The Spinto Band, The Generationals.) Inspired by both one hit wonders of the '70s (Ace and The Dwight Twilley Band) and such legends as Prince, Sparks, and Roxy Music, the band is a by-product of a pair of brothers, some New Orleans party buddies, Mexican food enthusiasts, and a stack of great ideas. Empress Hotel asks you to check in and stay for awhile and take as much sound and rousing beats as you want from the mini-bar, just pass along the tips to your pals. 

And don't forget the chips and guac.

9/28    Atlanta, GA - The Earl

9/29    New Orleans, LA - Tipitina's Uptown

9/30    Houston, TX - Underground Live

10/01    Austin, TX - Cactus Cafe

10/03    Dallas, TX - House of Blues Cambridge Room

10/04    Little Rock, AR - Sticky Fingerz Chicken Shack

10/05    Memphis, TN - 1884 Lounge

10/06    St. Louis, MO - Lola & Lamar Harris

10/07    Chicago, IL - Schubas Tavern

10/08    Minneapolis, MN - Bunker's

10/11    Seattle, WA - Nectar Lounge

10/12    Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge