Prepaid Friends Presents

The Empty Pockets

with Purusa
Dante's
350 West Burnside Street, Portland, OR
Tue April 23, 2024
Doors: 7:00 pm / SHOW: 8:00 pm PDT
Ages 21 and Up
$20.00
The Chicago quartet The Empty Pockets lean on an unspoken, yet airtight musical dialogue honed by countless miles on the road, performances alongside the likes of Kenny Loggins, a procession of fan favorite releases (including a #1 debut), and a wealth of memories together.  They’ve honed their signature style across albums such as The Ten Cent Tour [2015], Voices [2017], Snow Day [2018], Tanglewoods [2019], and Live In Seattle [2019]. After bowing in the Top 10 of the Heatseekers Albums Chart and Americana/Folk Chart, they delivered their first #1 when Outside Spectrum toppled the Billboard Blues Albums Chart in 2022. Along the way, they not only backed the likes of Al Stewart, Gary Wright, and Simon Kirke (with whom they made a record with to boot), but they also appeared on PBS Soundstage with Loggins. During 2022, Pollstar touted them among its Top International Livestreamers. Touching down on multiple continents, they’ve supported comedy legend George Lopez, alternative phenomenon Portugal. The Man, and many more.  However, the musicians shine brighter than ever on their 2023 independent full-length LP, Gotta Find The Moon, with the majority of the LP tracked at Abbey Road Studios in London. 
 
The Empty Pockets
Purusa
Purusa is an indie rock band, originally formed in 1999 by lead singer Kris Kirkman and guitarist Zach Hinkelman.  The band built their reputation over the next 4 years along the West Coast producing two top selling albums for Northwest Artists, and sharing bills with numerous established national performers such as Joe Bonamassa, Glen Phillips, Dada, Chris Whitley, Bernie Worrell and more.  
 
A decade long breakup ended in 2014 with a reunion that inspired the release of the long shelved third album ‘Repair’ that included the single ‘Breaking Down’ which subsequently garnered enough airplay to chart at FMQB for 9 weeks peaking at #49 in March of 2016.  In August 2016 the band released the EP ‘Soundtrack’ which generated some minor college radio airplay at 47 stations across the country and helped land a licensing deal.  
 
In 2019 the band released a new full length full album ‘Amnesia’ which spawned two hit singles on Spotify with ‘Julien’ generating over 12K streams and ‘Memory’ over 30K in just over three months.  The band has also shared the stage recently with Sponge, Sweet Water and 7Horse.