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Chuck Folds

“Bus Stop” reunion show

Ben’s brother Chuck Folds lets us know that his former band, Bus Stop, will be giving a reunion concert on Christmas night at the Blind Tiger in Greensboro, North Carolina. Chuck will be joined by his former bandmates, many of whom you’ve heard of: Evan Olson, Eddie Walker and Britt “Snuzz” Uzzell. Chuck has multiple projects going, including kid-friendly trio Big Bang Boom with Eddie and Steve Williard, who with Chuck and Tim Poole are Chuck Folds Five. The Blind Tiger is at 2115 Walker Avenue in Greensboro (this is the last show in their 22-year run at this address; they move to new, larger digs nearby in time for New Year’s Eve), and has the distinction of hosting the first-ever Ben Folds Five performance ever, in 1993.

Look out Gemini, here comes Big Bang Boom

Ben’s brother Chuck Folds and his kids’ band, Big Bang Boom, have released a video in support of their latest effort, Why Can’t I Have Ice Cream?. It’s lively music that the kids are boppin’ to, but the parents can enjoy as well (and no salty language, unlike his little brother). Chuck (bass) is joined by longtime Folds family collaborators Snüzz doing vocals and electronics, drummer Eddie Walker, and guitarist/vocalist Steve Williard, along with Merritt Partridge, John Seagle, Tiger Butler and Scott Manring on banjo (what would a kids’ band be without a banjo?). Chuck is the guy in the orange shirt that kinda looks like Merton, er, Ben.