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Brave the Elements With a Winter Music Block Party at the Empty Bottle

Music Frozen Dancing/Photo by Jessica Mlinaric

How much do Chicagoans love music festivals? Enough to stand outside in the middle of February. The chance to prove your commitment to live music returns with the free outdoor music fest Music Frozen Dancing on February 22.

Photo by Jessica Mlinaric

Presented by Goose Island Beer Co. and Empty Bottle, Music Frozen Dancing will heat up the street outside the Empty Bottle. The block party kicks off at the corner of Western Avenue and Cortez Street at 1 p.m.

Hot Snakes will headline—and hopefully drive away any threat of snow with their post-hard-core punk energy. Pissed Jeans will add their ferocious punk howl to the bill. Huddle up next to a heat lamp and enjoy local goth duo Hide, unleashing their dark industrial might.

Hot Snakes/Photo by Jessica Mlinaric

If your winter boots don’t weigh you down, Philly synth pioneers Crash Course in Science will get your feet moving. Local metalheads Hitter will start the party, along with New Wave-y art rock by the Hecks.

The fest is free to attend but donations to benefit the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless will be accepted at the door. Bundle up and head to the Bottle, because hell will freeze over before Chicago stops partying.

Details: February 22, 1 p.m., at the Empty Bottle; free