@weareempires about ready to rock on #livefromstudio10 @jessemenendez Tune in 8pm


@weareempires in studio!! Soundchecking for #livefromstudio10. Ready for some rock? Tune in 8 pm @jessemenendez



Photos from the Fashion Meets Music Festival!

Black Squirrel Radio’s Programming Director, Jacob Derwin, had the opportunity to sit down and talk to Chicago-based rock band, Empires!

Really great interview with Sean and Mike about influences, the new record, and Letterman. (Also, apparently they’re playing a show with Alkaline Trio that hasn’t yet been announced!)

Empires on Live From Studio 10 - 9/2



Since their inception, Chicago’s Empires have been committed to DIY approach and hard work ethics to nurture their incredibly solid output of anthemic rock albums. It is this combination that has been the key to the band’s steady climb to success, landing them a performance at Lollapalooza, and more recently, an appearance on David Letterman. The band’s new album is called Orphan and will come out later this month. We’re excited to welcome the guys back in our studio to hear some of the new songs and talk about the new release. 

Tune in Tuesday, 9/2 at 8 pm CT on 91.1 FM or 90.7 FM (CHI) and 89.5 FM (NWI). Or stream at


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SUNDAY: The Band Empires Live on Good Day Columbus ›


Empires playing an acoustic version of How Good Does It Feel on Good Day Columbus 8/31


"Somewhere in your newest fears
Sunday morning won’t appear
but I say oh, the night is young.”