For our 7th Episode, still with a Parental Advisory on iTunes, we are honored to have Brian Case and Jered Gummere around the table to talk about the various ways they have been musically bowling us over for over a decade. From Brian’s time with the 90 Day Men, joining the Ponys – including an amazingly hindsight-hilarious tour story involving Duran Duran’s tour bus – Brian’s work in Disappears, Jered’s work in Bare Mutants and their respective bonkers solo projects, it was pretty great to spend time talking to these regular guys about their killer musical output. This month we also welcome the drummer that makes the girls weak, Noah Leger, to chat on being the guy to take Steve Shelley’s place and the many ways working for Blue Man Group changes lives.
A member of the Empty Bottle family, Connor Roche, was recommended to the Bottle staff through Noah because of his rad fucking attitude and ability to grow astounding mustaches. Connor is currently showing cancer who’s boss and we are honored to be hosting a benefit for Sweet Relief, a charity that Connor supports, that offers assistance to musicians who are struggling to make ends meet while fighting illness. He’s rad – we’re lucky to know him and the Bottle and Blue Man staff, as well as the plethora of people who are in his corner, will be celebrating him at the Bottle on August 15.
Under all the band talk and shit talk, you’ll hear songs from the following bands who will be playing Empty Bottle shows in the coming month. See you in September.
Penicillin Baby – “Daddy Drove A Hearse” – August 23
Reigning Sound – “North Cackalacky Girl” – September 1
Jacco Gardner – “Chameleon” – August 18
New God – “Firework” – August 13
Marian McLaughlin – “Arcane Circadian” – August 20
Gel Set – “Don’t Need $ Cuz I Got A Gun” – August 22
Wizard Castle – “10,000 Sword Salute” – Chicago Food Social on August 24