Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Binky Tunny Last Show | We Will Miss Them

Binky Tunny is a band that I have followed since 2005. I first saw them play at a club in Sheboygan. We were the opening act. I remember that their guitar player had purple and yellow striped pants, and Binky played a Budweiser guitar. I later found out that she was sponsored by Bud.

It seemed that once I noticed the band, they were everywhere. I saw them at a church festival, Heartbreakers, the BBC, and of course Summerfest Milwaukee. They were what you would call a working band.

I must admit that it was hard to keep up with the line up changes. In those five years, they went through two guitar players, two drummers, and four bass players. Sometimes, you would see the band with seven people on stage, other times just three. No matter, it was always fun.

According to the Binky Tunny website, this is the last show. They are releasing a CD on the same night. Par for the course that Binky would release a disk and then shut the band down. I kind of like that idea too. They are offering up something for posterity, and saying goodbye for free at the Bomb Shelter on March 27th. I love free shows. I'll miss Binky Tunny and the Farmland Chokehold.

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