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.
For our 6th Episode, now on iTunes, we are pleased to welcome velvet-voiced old friends Chris Hansen and Mike Lust from Pinebender and Tight Phantomz, talking about how they met, touring together and their shared love for Petty of the Tom variety. Give a listen to discover Bob & Chris’ meaning of “Jagg Off” and why Lust is singing into a Coors bottle in the photo. We also welcome four, count em four, fellas up to the office, sirs Kevin Kujawa, Seth Bohn, Ethan D’Ercole and Jesse Woghin of Mannequin Men to talk about Calibrated Crematorium, friendship, drinkin and WTF. This month we’re sadly missing a dispatch from our favorite roving reporter Ronnie as she is being a five year old at summer camp. It’s a real friendship/funship episode and we hope you enjoy it – 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 August.
Death – “Freakin Out” – July 12 and at the Empty Bottle stage at West Fest on July 13
Fresh & Onlys – “Who Let The Devil” – July 16
J Fernandez – “Real Flowers” – July 14
MSA YSA – “Why” – July 18
Crocodiles – “I Wanna Kill” – July 29
Heaven – “Colors In the Whites of Your Eyes” – July 23
Pinebender and Tight Phantomz – July 15
Mannequin Men – West Fest on July 13 and the Empty Bottle on August 9
Heavy Times – July 29
Photo credit: Robert B. Johnson