Welcome back to the Empty Bottle podcast, Everything’s Great? Every month your hosts Bob Johnson, Kevin Graves and Christen Thomas will be giving you the front door and back stage stories from the Empty Bottle, inviting members of the Bottle, friends, family and staff up to the back of the office to tell stories, talking to bands that will be playing the Bottle in the coming month and playing tracks from those bands.
This month we are officially on iTunes – find us, subscribe and have us plop into your iTunes every single month. We are pleased to welcome the wonderfully coiffed Zach Medearis and Aaron Orlowski from Outer Minds upstairs this month to talk about their storied musical history together – there was a lot of solid content about drugs, tattoos and Frito pie that we’ll have to save for a “very special episode” of the podcast (coming soon). We also grab some beers with Matthew Hannigan and Jason Balla for a soundman edition of Staff Infection where we learn about how the dashing men got into the biz, hear stories from as near as the stage downstairs and as far away as Russia. Our favorite roving reporter Ronnie also plays dress up and discusses flying and meditation with the one and only King Khan, all the way from Berlin. It’s seriously some of the best international reporting we’ve heard all year. Under all the hilarity, you’ll hear songs from the following bands who will be playing Empty Bottle shows in the coming month. See you in July.
Radioactivity – “Sickness” – June 20
Ne-Hi – “Since I’ve Been Thinking”- July 14 (and Earring on June 9)
Morgan Delt – “Obstacle Eyes” – June 9
Allah-Las – “Had It All” – June 14
Crystal Stilts – “Star Crawl” – June 18
Chain Gang of 1974 – “Death Metal Punk” – June 11
Saintseneca – “Happy Alone” – June 15
King Khan & the Shrines – “Born to Die” – June 16
Outer Minds – “We Are All Stone” – July 11
Photo credit: Robert B. Johnson