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Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at 3:19 pm

This Must Not Be the Band Anymore

After 7 years, TMBTB is calling it quits. I’m sure that Talking Heads has altered the course of many lives, but few more than all the members of this band. We have had the privilege of playing music we believe in for thousands of excited, strange, lovely, dancing people. We have traveled around the country, seen and done so many fun things, made so many friends.

I not only learned how to sing through Heads songs, I somehow found my own voice. Through dissecting albums like Remain in Light and Speaking in Tongues, I learned how to produce my own music. Maybe most importantly, by leading 25 unique people, I learned how to find peace in my own personal relationships.

I’m making this decision to shut it down because, much like I imagine David Byrne feels, at one point the music starts making too much sense, the words have been re-created and re-understood too many times, and basically all the juice is gone for me. I believe this is a natural thing, so I’m not too worried about it.

Due to the advice of everyone I know, I am hesitant to call these the “Final Shows,” since so many bands break up and then do the reunion tour, which then seems more for publicity than fans. However, I know how I work, and I know this is the right decision for me and if I have to eat my words later, no problem.

I think I speak for all the past and present members of This Must be the Band when I say that we love the people that come to shows, we love the music and what it stands for, and we are all very thankful for the ride. That’s why, for these shows, I’ve invited every person we’ve ever played with to come on stage and sing, or dance, or play their instrument for a song or two. There’s like 40 people on this list, woah!

-Charlie Otto

Please join us at Martyrs’ in Chicago on Friday, October 17th and Saturday, October 18th to celebrate the final shows!
TICKETS are available HERE.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at 12:48 am

Join us Sunday evening at Roscoe Village Burger Fest!

Sunday, July 13th – Belmont/Damen – Chicago – 8 PM – $8 Suggested Donation at Door

Monday, June 9, 2014 at 2:26 pm

This Must Be The Band and DJ noDJ return to Colorado this week!

Beanstalk Music Festival

6/12/2014 Beanstalk Music Festival 10:30 PM

6/12/14  This Must Be The Band at Beanstalk Festival, State Bridge Amphitheater, 10:30PM

Bluebird Theater Denver

DJ noDJ 6/13/2014 Bluebird Theater 8 PM

6/13/2014  DJ noDJ at the Bluebird Theater, Denver 8 PM

Ogden Theater

This Must Be The Band at Ogden Theater 6/27/2014 9 PM

6/27/2014 This Must Be The Band at Ogden Theater, Denver 8 PM

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 8:52 pm

This Must Be The Band Headlines MAYFEST in Chicago this Sunday night!

8 PM @Lincoln/Ashland/Belmont

Join us on Sunday to kick off the beginning of summer at Chicago’s MayFest!

Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 12:13 pm

Stop Making Sense in St Louis!

You’ve been to our Chicago version of Stop Making Sense, now check it out in St. Louis! April 25th at The Pageant, we’ll be throwing on that big suit, bringing out that boombox and displaying the ridiculous slide show moment for moment to re-create one of the most famous concert films, Stop Making Sense. Tickets on sale Fri, Feb 21st and can be bought here.