- John Sturdy
- Snow Angels
The Snow Angels, Chicago’s premier holiday-themed garage-rock supergroup, are back again, and on Sat 12/20 they’ll be playing their 12th annual Christmas show, this time at the Empty Bottle. Featuring members of Outer Minds, Mannequin Men, Bare Mutants, and Vee Dee—dudes who are better known in this setting as Chris Maas, Don December XXV, Wes Sleigh, Rey N. Deer, and Santa Coz—the Snow Angels play beer-soaked, rocked-and-slopped-up holiday classics, parodies, and originals, and according to guitarist Dan Lang, “we have expanded our Elvis repertoire considerably.” The band will be joined on stage this time around by a number of special guests, a horn section (the Jingle Tones), and—since Elvis himself couldn’t make it—his twin brother Jesse Garon Presley. Should be a perfect soundtrack for chugging down a few pints of festive, spiked eggnog, which the Bottle will be serving as a drink special, naturally. Check out a video of the Snow Angels’ Chic-a-Go-Go below.