Rock in the New Year – Part Deux | Kessler Mansion New Year Gig Changes!

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Oh loyal Botons, we’ve got some good news and some bad news. Bad news first:

As of about 5:30 pm today (Friday), we were informed that the Kessler Mansion/Hollywood NYE party would either need to be moved or cancelled due to some last-minute zoning issues that arose between the event organizers and the Kessler Mansion owner. We were as surprised as you are, no doubt. We can assure you that the issues were unforeseen and far beyond the control of your old friends, BoTo, Mardelay, DJ OhBeOne and friends. But, we were not about to let you down…or let you ring in the New Year without a little BoTo. So before we get to the good part, let’s take care of business first. Here’s the deal with the Kessler Mansion show:

– The show at the Kessler Mansion has been cancelled.
– Refunds will be processed through the Event Brite site and will be processed tonight (Friday night) and according to Event Brite, refunds may take up to 4 days to process depending on your financial institution.
– We are terribly sorry for the inconvenience.

So, that’s the bad news. The good news is that, we tried our best not to let you down. Our offices full of staff (that’s a massive exaggeration) have been working since we got the word to make sure that we could offer the BoTo loyal another good party alternative and a little BoTo. So…here’s what we’ve got!!!

We were able to track down (through some good old BoTo faithful) some of the fine folks that are hosting the Masquerade Ball downtown at Union Station. They were kind enough to find a home for us performing between 8:30 – 10:00 pm. Here are the details on this one:

– Tickets are NO LONGER AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC…but, organizers have held a limited number of tickets for anyone that wants to come to see Borrow Tomorrow.
– Tickets are available at the door, for $49.00 (cash or charge), but you have to mention that you’re coming to see BoTo to get access to the tickets set aside.
– Tickets include access to the party hosted by Dave Smiley, costume contests (with cash prizes), door prizes, face painting, a magician and in addition to Borrow Tomorrow, a number of other great bands!
– Unlike the Kessler party, the Masquerade Ball does not include drinks or food. However, the Masquerade Ball will offer reasonably priced drinks. We hear that food will not be available, so you’ll need to feast on BoTo.
– Learn more about the Masquerade Ball here.

Seriously, as much as we hate that there was a change in plans and we do apologize sincerely on behalf of all involved, we wanted to be sure that if you wanted to party, that we’d be there to help you. We’d love to see you there and want to thank you for a great 2011 and here’s hoping that we’ll be able to kick 2012 off on the right foot with you!!

P.S. Our set will be badass.

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You’re effing right that is short for Vogue/blog/update/disc/site. Let us explain…dial it in here, there’s an awful lot going on in the world of BoTo and if you haven’t been paying attention, then you best tune in.

First up. Unless you’ve been living under a rock (and for the record, we’re supportive if you do), then you know that we’ve got a pretty exciting gig coming up. We made a little video, because that’s what bands do, to promote it. So before you watch it, we do feel obligated to tell you what it’s all about. We’re incredibly excited to headline the Vogue for the first time on January 13th. Also appearing on the bill will be our good friends the Jeremy Vogt Band and Chad Mills & the Upright Willies. We’re going to have a great time. Tickets are $7.00 ($10.00 day of show) and are available from any of the bands, by clicking here (we’re 84% legit by having a ticketmaster link) and of course at the door. Ok, so after you buy your tickets, check out the video for a preview. What’s that you say? you haven’t bought them yet? Ok, watch this…you’ll want to. We think. We’re pretty sure anyway.

So we’ve been very busy and as the update part of the blog title would suggest, we want to fill you in…We’ll save you some time and combine the update and disc parts together. The disc is officially finished. We couldn’t be any more proud of it. 13 songs which in our very humble opinions are pretty damn good, but as usual, we’ll let you be the judge. Below you can see a picture of the cover, filled with pictures that we took ourselves…looking for an excuse to reach out to us? If any of the pictures look familiar, give us a shout…we’d love to tell your story along with all of the others on this album. The most magical part of this album to us is that we feel like there is a story in it for everyone. Listen and find your place in this story. We’re confident you’ll find one.

This is what we've been working on...

The name of the album is Too Far to Feel. We’ll admit, we’re just teasing at this point. The album will not be available for public release for some time. We’ve got a couple of things that we’re working on, so if you want it…you’ll have to come to the Vogue and get it because it won’t be available anywhere else for an undisclosed period of time…we know, we’re asses. We’ll try not to make you wait too long!

What’s that you say? You want more ways to see pictures of our sexy singer (it’s wintertime ladies which means he’ll be growing his beard again soon). We are so thrilled to announce that our website has recently had an overhaul. Check it out…we’ll be making some continued updates, adding some more content, posting some new blogs (this being exhibit A), and doing everything that we can do spread the good word of BoTo. So check it out, share it on your Facebook profile, shoot us an email and tell us what you think. Hell, if you just go, that would be pretty badass. And of course, as soon as the album is released, it will be there as well. Check it out here, enter it manually into your browers at http://www.borrowtomorrowband.com, visit early and often and by all means, share it with your world.

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This is where you can learn about us.

So that’s about it for now. We’d love to hear from you. Tell us what you’re up to. Tell us what songs you’re most hoping made the album. Tell us what you want for Christmas. Tell us how naughty you’ve been. You get the point.

Back in the Saddle

It’s been a trying couple of weeks. With music as our common bond, the source of joy that propels us to our highest of highs, so too does it provide solace in moments of despair. It is with heavy hearts that we’ve prepared for our next show this weekend, but rehearsals have not been short on fond memories and plenty of laughter. They say the show must go on, and I’m sure Randall would have wanted it no other way.

Broad Ripple Music Festival 2011

This Saturday, October 15, Borrow Tomorrow will be appearing at Local’s Only as part of the Broad Ripple Music Festival. Venues all over town are playing host to tons of local bands, and we’re thrilled to be sharing the stage with our friends in Mardelay for this cool festival. Also appearing later that night are Jascha and The Bonesetters. Tickets are $10. Doors open at Local’s Only at 9pm, and Boto will kick things off at 10pm. Full schedule and details here. And for the BookFacers, here is the event link.

Join us this weekend for an awesome night of music. If music isn’t your thing, they’ve got booze. If music and booze are not your things, then I’m not sure we can be friends. C’mon, let’s be friends.

cj

Rib America Festival 2011

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Robert digs it. Sound check. Rib America Festival, Indianapolis, IN. 2010.9.4.

While Labor Day Weekend may represent the (un)official end to another lovely midwestern summer to many, for Borrow Tomorrow, it’s become synonymous with good old fashioned rock ‘n’ roll and world-class barbecue. I’m referring, of course, to the annual Indianapolis Rib America Festival to be held downtown at Military Park September 2-5.

This marks our band’s third appearance at this very cool event. Lots of great bands will hit the big stage throughout the weekend, like REO Speedwagon, the Doobies, Everclear, and Johnny Lang. You can catch Borrow Tomorrow at noon on Monday, September 5. So bring your dancing shoes and your appetites and come help us close the book on the summer of 2011.

Some informative links:

Official Rib America Festival Website

Performance Schedule and Times

Grizzly Bear in the Wild

 

See you this weekend!

cj

Oh, Broad Ripple. How we’ve missed you.

Robert & Chris
Join us this Friday 8/5 at the Vogue.

Greetings everyone.

We interrupt your regularly scheduled summer goings-on for a little Boto update. It’s hard to believe we’ve reached August already, but with the turn of the calendar page comes another opportunity to rock out with us in one of our favorite Indy venues, the Vogue in Broad Ripple. Join us this Friday, August 5 for a night of rock that also includes Ladymoon, Cory Williams Band, Slothpop, and Chad Mills.

Doors open at 8, and tickets are $7. Borrow Tomorrow is scheduled to take the stage at 11:45 and close the evening, but don’t let that stop you from hitting the village early and getting things started right. We love playing at the Vogue and hope all of you can join us for another awesome night of great music, better company, and drunken B-Rip debauchery!

See you out there!

cj

41st Annual Broad Ripple Art Fair

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Hello everyone.

To those of you looking for fun ways to ring in the end of the world, we invite you to join us at the Broad Ripple Art Fair this weekend. Things get underway Saturday (5/21) and continue through Sunday. There’s plenty of good stuff to be had, including legions of visual artists displaying their creations and three stages’ worth of live music. Dare we consider ourselves “artists,” we’re in the latter group and will be taking the X103 X-Files stage at 2pm Sunday afternoon. If you didn’t click the link in the sentence before last, here is one explicitly directing you to the complete entertainment schedule.

Today is the last opportunity for discounted advance tickets (apologies for the short notice), though they’ll be available at the door for $15. More ticket details here.

We’re thrilled to be a part of a cool event showcasing a little Indianapolis local flavor. Come out and support the artists. Hope to see you there!

Big News

Chris at Indy Rib America Festival 2010

Greetings everyone.

We’re very excited to share with you some really big news from the Boto camp. We have been given the fantastic opportunity to open for the one and only Bob Seger as he and his Silver Bullet Band make a tour stop in Indianapolis next Saturday night, May7 at Conseco Fieldhouse.

It’s a thrill and an honor to share the stage with a rock and roll legend, and we’re proud to represent our great city and state in support of what we hope is a legendary night that’s just as memorable for all of you as it certainly will be for us.

Click here for more details and ticket info.

cj

Vogue/Homecoming

Ahh friends…think back to a simpler time. The days of old where few things mattered more than getting together with your friends on a Friday night. Think back to a time when as long as you had your lady friend, a terrible movie and no parents, then it was on. See: Hot High School Heavy Petting Preparation Material Go to that time, whether it be in college or high school, when you celebrated homecoming.

For us, in many ways, playing the Vogue this coming Friday is very much a homecoming. Although there are many more worries, probably just as many for you as there are us now-a-days, many more balls to juggle and far fewer minutes to spend doing nothing other than trying to figure out what to do with your friends, we want to take you to a place where none of that matters…at least for 90 minutes or so!

The past few months have been a busy few for your old friends in BoTo. In backwards chronology: Countless hours in the studio, countless hours writing new songs, what seems like countless hours on the road, not to mention the countless number of times we load and unload the gear! Important to note here however is that countless, at least in this instance, is not intended to have any negative connotation. This is what we live for!

While playing shows in Chicago, Kalamazoo, Terre Haute, St. Louis, Cincinnati, shooting videos here or there, practicing in anything from a storage shed to a basement to a lavish rehearsal studio and driving the many miles in between, the one thing that has been discussed more than anything else over the past few months has been……..coming home.

We finally get to do it, this coming Friday. If you read the Facebook or twitter posts, you know that we’ve been busy. You know that we’re working on new material and you know that we are about to enter the bullfighting ring in which we will make fame and fortune our collective bitch. Before all that…we’ll play for you and your friends in our own backyard.

I could try to tell you how excited we are to be back home and what a thrill it is to play again for our family, friends and friends of friends, but I still probably wouldn’t do it justice. So instead of rambling on for countless more paragraphs (this is where countless does have negative connotation), I’m going to do something much more fun. I’m going to invite you to come to the show, bring as many or as few of your friends as you like (just so long as you come) and forget about what you’ve got going on. Forget about what you have to do on Saturday. Go out to dinner with your friends, come see the show with your friends, go out in the Rip-Nasty after the show with your friends. Make this Friday about what music is all about…taking you someplace else. It’ll be fun…we promise!

Here are a few demos…click on the links to have a listen. These are rough demos that the lovely and talented Chris Jerles has put together. These songs are just a small preview as to what you’ll hear this Friday. We made the set list and we’re looking at no fewer than 5 brand new songs. We share these not so that you’ll know what to expect on the new album, but because selfishly, we’d love to hear and see you singing along! When you hear them Friday, you’ll start to get a feel for what the new album is going to be like.

Basement Song
Brand New Start
Born with a Broken Wing
How Could You Let Me Down
Sometime Back in the ’70’s

Oh don’t worry…we’ll play some old favorites too. If there is something that you’ve just gotta hear this Friday…drop us a line and let us know. As long as you pay $5.00 to come and see us, that makes you the boss. What do you want to hear? We’d ask what you want to see, but Andrew would then think that is an invitation to do some stupid Jim Morrison shenanigans. Anyway…

Check it out…looking forward to seeing you on Friday! Much love,

BoTo

Upcoming Show Dates

Boto Christmas

Season’s Greetings, Botons.

Just when you think Santa and all his goodies can’t get here soon enough, your favorite band in the world brings you some early Christmas gifts of its own. That’s right: new show dates! Folks in Chicago, Indianapolis, Terre Haute (and everywhere in between) have not one but two opportunities over the next several weeks to catch Borrow Tomorrow live their cities. See below for full calendar.

Upcoming Borrow Tomorrow Shows:

Saturday, December 18
Show-Me’s
Terre Haute, IN

Thursday, January 6
The Verve
Terre Haute, IN

Friday, January 21
The Vogue
Indianapolis, IN

Saturday, January 29
Double Door
Chicago, IL

Friday, February 12
Radio Radio
Indianapolis, IN

Friday, March 4
Goose Island Wrigleyville
Chicago, IL

See you soon!
cj

The Autumn Wind

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Andrew and Robert backstage at Schubas. Chicago, IL. 7.8.2010.

After a big Labor Day weekend, and the stifling heat of summer gives way to deep blue skies, cool breezes, and a crunch beneath our feet, Borrow Tomorrow have been using these few weeks away from the stage to prepare for what we hope will be a very busy fall. That isn’t to say that we’ve been taking any time off–quite the opposite, in fact.

First, we spent a lovely day in the Windy City filming a video for our song “Shy Away” (from our Retrospective release, available for free download here) under the direction of the very talented Chris Baer. From what we’ve seen, the footage looks excellent, which is particularly impressive as it’s no small feat to make this band look like anything but complete douche canoes. We’re hoping to release the video in the next week or so.

Here are a few screen shots:

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In other news, we’ve been giving a great deal of attention to new material–working on demos, trying to help nurture a few ideas in order to grow them into the songs that will make up our next recording and, naturally, those that will catapult Boto into the rarified rock ‘n’ roll air that includes the likes of The Stones, Beatles, and Michael Bolton. Er, well anyway, you get the idea. We’ve had a couple of really good sessions, and I’m awfully happy with the direction the new stuff is headed. Ideally, we’ll have some more demo recordings to share as we move forward, but rest assured, we’ll be sprinkling the new songs in future set lists.

Finally, after a trip up to the great state of Michigan to entertain for family and friends at Rando’s old stomping grounds, the next performance proper is slated for Saturday night, October 16 at Doc’s Music Hall in Muncie, IN. We’ll take the stage at 10pm. Muncie folk, we’re looking very forward to visiting some stomping grounds of our own in a couple of weeks, so we hope you’ll join us.

That’s all for now. Listen to the music, spread the word.