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Showoff (pop punk) singer Chris Messer tells stories from late 90s and early 2000s on podcast

The latest guest on The Wasting Time Podcast is Chris Messer, singer of Chicago pop punk band Showoff and owner of Dodgeball Records. He goes into detail about Showoff’s early days and how they became the first band to record with mega producer John Feldmann. He tells the story of their sophomore effort recorded with Mark Trombino and the crazy reasons it never saw the light of day. Chris also candidly tells about the disgraceful behaviour of a certain band (Everclear) that were huge in the 90s. He talks about his years in other bands including The Get Go, and why he wasn’t keen on joining Fall Out Boy when he had the chance.

This can be found on all the usual podcast platforms or their website.

 



Showoff singer starts ‘Punk Rock Bowling Meet Up’

Chris Messer, singer of Chicago pop punk Showoff has started a ‘meet up’ for people that love bowling and punk rock music. If you think this might be of interest to you and live in the Milwaukee area, check out the link to sign up here.

Originally produced by John Feldmann in 1999, Showoff have had several great releases over the years. Their album Midwest Side Story released on Messer’s own Dodgeball Records  in 2017 was overlooked and underrated. 

 



Showoff (Pop Punk) stream new song “Popular Kid”

Chicago pop-punk band Showoff are back in action with plans to release a new album this fall. In the meantime they are streaming their new song “Popular Kid” which you can check out below.

Front man Chris had this to say:
“The song is about my life growing up, but we all feel its relatable to all people who feel disenfranchised or made to feel bad about themselves. Basically, it lets them know that they aren’t alone; and the people that matter in life, don’t care if they are popular or not, they care about them a human being on a much deeper level.”

Their new album “Midwest Side Story” will be released on September 22nd  via Dodgeball Records.