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  • 2013
    BIll & Karlee Dean play a series of live shows throughout the Midwest & East coast.

    Big Dipper releases a new album, the first in many years, called "Big Dipper Crashes on the Platnum Planet".


    Bill Goffrier, album promo for the new Big Dipper album.

    Big Dipper reforms and plays several shows in New York, Cambridge, & Chicago.

    Bill & Karlee Dean marry.
  • 2012
    The Del Fuegos, the great 90's band with Woody on drums, have reformed for an upcoming tour,
    here more info on the band & tour.

    Here's another article on the Del Fuegos reforming from the Boston Herald.

  • 2011

    Last Laugh Records label has reissued the bands first 45 single "Sex Drive"
    Visit their site for more info & to purchase



    Bill has issued an EP for his side project band with Woody "Saucer", purchase the disc at CDbaby
    More info & to purchase


    Here is an advanced promo video for a new movie about the band with performance excerpt from their 2006 reunion concert at Liberty Hall in Lawrence, KS



    The band has music up now on Soundcloud, here's the link.


  • 2010

    Bill Goffrier is planning on performing more Kansas dates this Summer, check back for details.
    The Pitch in KC reviews Bill's Patio set at the Replay Lounge in Lawrence
    Friday April 23: Bill Goffrier solo "Patio Set" show at the The Replay Lounge in Lawrence, KS,
    show starts at 6pm with John Eberly plus Danny Pound opening.

    Saturday April 24: Solo show at the Blue Lounge in Wichita, KS,
    show starts at 10pm with John Eberly plus the Terrible Twos opening.




  • 2009
    Saturday, November 14th
    Right Turn Saturday Night Coffee
    WOODY GIESSMANN and BILL GOFFRIER
    Join us for an evening of music by WOODY GIESSMAN, JON COHAN, RICHARD
    O'CONNELL, and MIKE PYLE. Opening the show will be BILL GOFFRIER of
    for a solo acoustic show. Show at 8, $5
    More Info


  • 2008 reunion
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    The embarrassment performed an acoustic concert august 30, 2008 at john barleycorn's in the delano district, west douglas avenue, wichita, kansas. The performance was opened by brent giessmann solo on electric piano for a few songs, then the local group the sluggos. The original trio of goffrier, nichols and giessmann then took the stage with eric cale (cover artist of death travels west!) on upright bass and freedy johnston on additional guitar and backing vocals.some new, or previously unperformed work was presented, including the song carpshoot written by ron klaus, who was not able to attend. Freedy Johnston followed to end the night with his solo work. WSUIR, WSU student internet radio filmed the event and are working on the edit. the concert was also filmed by a fan from lawrence and was to be made available via m. bill goffrier. there are also some clips available on youtube donuts, made from kansas wheat, were provided by michael carmody.



  • 2006 Reunion
    The Embarrassment played two reunion shows in August 2006. Friday/Saturday August 18/19, 2006The Roadhouse, Wichita, KS(with special guests on Friday; on Saturday) Sunday, August 20, 2006 Liberty Hall, Lawrence, KS (with special guests and The Mortal Micronotz)





  • In 2005, Dan Fetherston from the band The Oxford Collapse began work on a proposed documentary about the band. He transferred much of the available video to digital format, and conducted video interviews with band members and associates. The activity inspired the 2006 reunion shows, which Dan then videotaped personally on 8/18 and 8/19, and with multiple cameras and Kansas University student assistance on 8/20. He is still working to complete his film project as of 2009.

  • 03-06-01 Embarrassment Tribute Album in the works!
    Daniel Gill of Animal World Recordings confirms rumours that an Embos' tribute album is in the planning stages, for possible release in 2002. Bands mentioned as possibly participating include Nothing Painted Blue/Franklin Bruno, Oneida, My Dad is Dead, Lambchop, Versus, and VTOL. We also know of recent covers by the Ass Ponys (Two Week Vacation) and Dumptruck (Sex Drive). Bands interested in participating should contact Daniel at animalworld@hotmail.com -- more news here as we get it.

  • 01-11-01 BLISTER POP NOW AVAILABLE!
    More will be posted here shortly, but why wait? Go to MyPalGod records and order it up right away! It's an hour of new old Embarrassment music, from band practice sessions, radio shows, live gigs, and even the odd studio outtake from 1978-83. Twenty-two years in the making and still fresh as warm cow's milk!

  • Click here to see the archive of older Embarrassing News items
    Warning: some may be out of date or incorrect.

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