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Venue: Empty Bottle
Japanese noise-core duo Melt-Banana is returning to Chicago as part of the second leg of their Return of Hedgehogs North American tour in support of their latest release, a singles compilation album entitled Return of 13 Hedgehogs. They’ll be touring with stoner metal band Torche, whom we’ve had the pleasure to review a few months ago. Melt-Banana’s recent North American tours have found them playing in such venues as Double Door, Abbey Pub, and Bottom Lounge, but the energy they’ll be bringing to the intimate Empty Bottle will make this show unlike any other in the past ten years. In fact, their date at the venue is being promoted as the band’s first in 15 years, creating quite the reunion.