Clear and Present Danger Bob

Irreverent pop rock “has-beens” reunite for first shows in six years

Danger Bob is (L to R): Karl Michelbach, Jason Lovell, Andy Morton, and Kenny Gall.

Danger Bob is (L to R): Karl Michelbach, Jason Lovell, Andy Morton, and Kenny Gall.

Andy Morton’s Danger Bob memoirs are humorously subtitled “Wannabees to Has-Beens.” As the fan-favorite Lawrence group prepares for its third reunion, the “still-doing-its” are far removed from their days of doing Jäger shots en masse and making fun of their audience — or not, we’ll see.

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Clear and Present Danger Bob: An Interview with Danger Bob

Danger Bob's long and heckled history dates back to about 1992, when bands like Paw and Stick were all the rage and Danger Bob were the kids who snuck in the backdoor of the Bottleneck with a six-pack of silly. Once they learned to play their instruments, all bets were ...

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The group’s long and heckled history dates back to about 1992, when bands like Paw and Stick were all the rage. Danger Bob were the kids who snuck in the backdoor of the Bottleneck with a six-pack of silly. Once they learned to play their instruments, all bets were off, and the foursome went on to make five highly regarded albums and make a lot of locals very, very happy (or at least very, very drunk).

The band’s slaphappy brand of pop-culture-referencing pop-rock predated Morton’s current gig as a trivia host. Other members of the band have since gone on to careers as accountants, photographers, and swimsuit models (still fact-checking that last one…).

Members Karl Michelbach, Kenny Gall, and Morton joined us to reminisce on Danger Bob’s checkered past and spin some of their greatest hits. The three will perform, along with bassist Jason Lovell, at Conroy's on Friday and The Bottleneck on Saturday with new T-shirts and a reissue of "Le Pop Shoppe" in tow.

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