3 Quick Minutes, with… Brad Meyers, Tell Your Friends

3 Quick Minutes, with…

Brad Meyers

Guitar and Vocals for Tell Your Friends

Interview August 5, 2010

Brad Meyers, seen here performing with Tell Your Friends at Subterranean in Wicker Park, August 5, 2010 (photo by Xaq Mayfield)

We are standing outside Wicker Park’s Subterranean on North Ave., fifteen minutes before his band Tell Your Friends takes the stage.

“After a show, I’d rather have one person I’ve never met say ‘I like what you guys did. Good set,’ than have twenty people I know come up and say, ‘You guys sounded great.’ Just getting our music out there, and seeing what kind of feedback we get from the rest of the world.”

We had a loft space in the first apartment Dan and I lived in. We put our music equipment up there and just started jamming, and jamming turned into a band. We started taking every show we could just to get out and play. Now we turn down shows. And we don’t play on any bill. It used to be, we’d play with metal bands, or emo core bands, bands that didn’t have the same aesthetic as us. We’d be sandwiched between four bands that didn’t sound anything like us. Now we’re at the point where we’re tight, we can get up there and do our thing, and play venues we wanna play at, with bands aligned to our style.

Click here for the remainder of the interview. Stay tuned for more of my work at Our Urban Times, the voice of Wicker Park, Bucktown, and Ukrainian Village!

* For more show dates and songs from Tell Your Friends, check ’em out at facebook, myspace, and on youtube.

* More Wicker Park material from readjack.com

* More Wicker Park interviews by Jack M Silverstein at Our Urban Times

And, because you deserve it…


**Dance If You’re With Us**

Directed by Darryl Miller


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