Oct 29, 2018
"The punk kids didn't like us very much... and the kids who were
into the math-y/emo type stuff... we were like 'fart and dick joke'
guys (to them). We never really fit in anywhere."
Sidekick Kato was a major force on the Chicago music scene in
the 1990s, a true "band's band." I never thought I'd see the day
when Sidekick Kato reunited, and yet... here we are. The band got
back together for two shows, a warm-up at Epic Deli (2616 Schaid
Ct, McHenry) and the "official" reunion show at Chop Shop next
They jumped in the Mazda for Epic Deli appetizers before their
warm-up. Discussed on this week's show:
- The Greek fries. I would eat them every time, if I could.
- Why did Sidekick Kato break up in the first place? And why did
the band get back together? (Spoiler warning: Tim from Rise Against
had something to do with it.)
- The band's impact on the Chicago 90s scene.
- The band's second album, which has been consigned to oblivion
and is largely unfindable.
- Sidekick Kato singer Tom Anderson: "I'm surprised I'm alive...
I'm a pretty lucky guy."
- What would happen if you ate at Epic Deli every day, every
meal, for a week?
- Was it awkward getting back together?
- The enduring talent of The Jesus Lizard's David Yow.
- The Addisons try to crash the recording.
- Des Plaines hot dog joints: Paradise Pup and Rand Red
- My relationship with Sidekick Kato in the 1990s.
- "We've always just kinda been... shitheads."