Last Year Meets Next Year…

Well, for starters, hello. We’ve missed you. Hopefully the feeling is mutual.  Embarrassingly it’s been a year since we last took to the interweb and wrote a blog.  Seriously – what the hell were we doing?

Let’s recap this past year.

  • We played the Vogue Nightclub in January – huge crowd.  Robert brought lamps.
  • We played a few shows here and there, kicked some holes in walls, you know.  The usual band stuff.
  • Always a pleasure to visit our good friends at Indy In-Tune.  We like that Darin fella…who by the way is like the equivalent of the Indy music Pope.  Anyone he doesn’t know in this town? (We’ll get to working on the Pope graphics – standby for that).
  • Had the great pleasure of playing the wedding for a couple of long time fans and friends.  Oh yeah, we discovered Vine that night too.
  • Radio Radio was on our list of stops – we like that place.  We traded in our lamps for trophies.
  • We lost and found Robert.
  • Introduced BoTo to the world of Bloomington, IN by playing one lovely night at the Bluebird.  Nice town ya got there Hoosiers.
  • Bloomington was good to us – we played a couple numbers for The Weekly Special
  • Chris got engaged.  Meow.
  • Shawn gets the award for wearing our favorite gig shirt of the year.
  • We played the First Friday Food Truck Festival at the Old National Centre, had a blast and more or less tried to figure out what the hell we wanted to do with this band. Oh yeah…we made more Vines too.

What can we learn by digesting all of above info?  You guessed it – you picked the dumbest band in the world like!  We’re thrilled you did though.  So what does that hold in store for us for 2014?

Well, if history tells us anything, it would say that we typically follow-up long periods of down time taking a look backwards, trying to figure out why our music doesn’t automatically make itself famous (seriously, isn’t there some kind of Google inspired famous-making machine for bands yet?).  We’ve spent a lot of time talking about how hard being in a band is, how hard it is to make it happen and you know what?  It is hard.  But do you know what else?  It’s a privilege…and we are so grateful for the things that we have done.  And…

We’re excited for what’s yet to come.  So what should you expect out of your favorite foursome in 2014?  Expect us to be interested in today.  Expect us to care about the present and not the things behind us.  Expect us to be funnier.  Expect us to be around more.  Expect us to be listening to and interacting with you…after all, we have you to thank for all of this.

Have a great New Year.  We look forward to seeing you.

Borrow Tomorrow & the Vogue. Need I say more?

Vogue Marquee
Borrow Tomorrow return to the Vogue Theatre May 11, 2012.

OK, well maybe a little. How about some details?

We had such a ball at the Vogue back in January that we’ve decided to rekindle the magic on Friday, May 11. Joining us this time around are Brent James & The Contraband and Whoa!Tiger. Brent James and his band hail all the way from Nashville, TN by way of Seymour, IN. Learn more about them here. Indianapolis’ own Whoa!Tiger, another Indy-In-Tune favorite, keeps our IIT streak alive, and you can check them out here.

Boto at the Vogue. 5.11.12

  • Friday, May 11 at The Vogue (6259 N. College Ave., Indianapolis, IN)
  • Doors: 7:30 pm
  • Show: 8:00 pm
  • Tickets: On sale now. $7 Advance, $10 Day of Show. You can buy them from any band member right now for $7. Shoot one of us an email (here’s mine: chris [at] borrowtomorrowband [dot] com), and we’ll get you squared away. At the door, it’ll cost you $10 bones to get inside. You can also purchase them online via Ticketmaster, but you’ll have to pay those pesky fees. If you’re into ornithological carnage, I recommend you kill two birds and buy them from us ahead of time.
  • Facebook Event – Hey BookFacers–tell us you’re coming.

Whoa!Tiger will kick things off with a Siegfried & Roy-esque trained tiger routine. Actually, I think they’ll just play good music. Either way, you don’t want to miss it. Brent James & The Contraband will follow, and hopefully they don’t rock your entire face off, or else they’ll be nothing left for us to do to close the night.

If you couldn’t be bothered to read the above, here’s Robert and me giving you the details in person:

 

Mark your calendars, round up the guys and gals, pick up your tickets early, and we’ll see you at the Vogue on the 11th!

cj

Our 2nd Indy-In-Tune Appearance

Indy-In-TuneWhen we were putting the finishing touches on the new record late last fall, I began thinking about the people with whom I wanted to share it first. Of course, family and my closest friends were a given. They’ve been the largest supporters since the very beginning. But after 5 years, we’ve been lucky enough to develop relationships with people in and around the local music scene. People who’ve had their finger on the pulse of Indy’s music long before Borrow Tomorrow tried to find its place in it, and whose opinions I respect very much.

Darrin of Indy-In-Tune falls squarely into this category, and as someone who has inexplicably shown us a tremendous amount of respect and offered a great deal of support, he was one of the first discs I mailed; a burned, Sharpie-scribbled copy no less.

Needless to say it was a no-brainer when Darrin invited us to appear again on his podcast program (or did we invite ourselves?). Darrin, Andrew, Robert, and I talk about the new songs, the inspiration behind them, the recording process, Shawn, Randall, and where we go from here, with plenty of smart-ass comments in between.

Here you’ll find the podcast, along with Darrin’s write-up on his official site.

Click here if you just want to get down to business and go straight to the podcast.

Indy-In-Tune has recorded over 100 episodes each featuring local bands and artists like us. If you dig it, check out some of the others.

cj

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

Party Bitches
Let's rock this mug, eh?
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.

Podcast with Indy In-Tune

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Greetings–

A couple of weeks ago, you may have heard whispers of Boto participating in a podcast and thought to yourself, “Awesome–I love podcasts and Boto so this is a dream come true!” Or maybe you said, “What’s a podcast?” Or perhaps even, “What’s a Boto?”

Well anxious readers, the rumors are true, and we’re pleased to invite you all to check out the podcast we recorded with Darrin of Indy In-Tune. Indy In-Tune is an excellent source of news and info about Indiana-based artists and bands, and Borrow Tomorrow is the featured guest on this week’s show. Darrin was a very gracious host (and is an even nicer guy, as evidenced by his willingness to subject himself to our ramblings for well over an hour).

For those unfamiliar with the vernacular, a podcast is like a radio program in that it’s produced and released in episodes, though instead of broadcasting over the airwaves, it is available to listeners by way of downloading from the online source to an iPod (or similar audio player) or streaming right from the website and listening on your computer. However you choose to listen, we encourage you to do so! It features 4 Boto tunes, and a lot of talk about how the songs came together, as well as some general chatter about the band and our goings-on. Because we’re long-winded (i.e. love to hear ourselves talk), it runs about 60 minutes, so I recommend you listen on your work commute or while you sit in the office bored to tears.

Links below:

Link to the Podcast and Darrin’s Write-Up

Or you can right click here and ‘save link as’ to simply download an mp3 of the podcast in its entirety to put on a music player, burn to disc, or do with it whatever your heart desires (54.5 MB).

Also, be sure to visit the Indy In-Tune Home Page for all of Darrin’s podcasts, blog posts, and other awesome local music info. Help support Indiana music!

A Big Week

Andrew

As we enter summer’s home stretch, it’s more important than ever to take full advantage of our fleeting opportunities to enjoy delicious food, beer, and fun in the sun. Of course, we’re referring to this weekend’s Rib America Festival held in Military Park in downtown Indianapolis. Borrow Tomorrow will take the stage at noon on Saturday (9/5) so come out early to rock out with us and enjoy the festivities. Keep in mind that the $5 entrance fee is waived for everyone that makes it out to the park before 1pm. That means not only will you get a healthy dose of Boto, but you’ll have more dollars in your pocket for beer! Win-win.

Tonight, Borrow Tomorrow has the privilege of recording a podcast with Darrin of Indy In-Tune. Darrin is a great supporter of live local music and has an impressive catalog of interviews with tons of great Indiana-based groups. We’re pleased to have the chance to divulge all of our deepest and darkest secrets to him and as a result, the world. Stay tuned for release date updates. Please visit his site for more info about him and his cause.

Of course, a reminder to our Chicago faithful that we’re hitting the road after our Rib Fest performance Saturday and will see you all at Goose Island in Wrigleyville at 9pm that night! Goose Island and its patrons have been very good to us, and we’re looking forward to another visit. See you all very soon.