Embarrassment News (Please check the sites "Scrapbook" page for more updates)
2023 JUNE 30th in LAWRENCE, KANSAS The Freestate Festival, held in Lawrence during June & July, will feature a reunion concert of The Embarrassment. The band will include original members John Nichols and Bill Goffrier. Also featuring Eric Cale on bass (artist for the "Death Travels West" LP cover) and longtime friend of the band Britt Rosencutter on drums. Tickets On Sale Now in Lawrence via the Lawrence Arts Center website.
JUNE 10th in WICHITA, KANSAS The Embarrassed Men will play a special show in Wichita at The Monika House with Black cat J, Jermiah Foundation, and The Excuses featuring John Eberly.
2022 Sound Unseen Film Festival in Minneapolis, announces that The Embarrassment documentary will screen on Sunday, November 13, at 12:30 p.m. at the Bryant Lake Bowl & Theater in Uptown Minneapolis.
The Embarrassment perform a reunion show at the Orpheum Theater in Wichita, Kansas as part of the premeire of the film "We Were Famous, You Don't Remember: The Embarrassment," on September 30th, as part of The Tallgrass Film Fest.
"We Were Famous, You Don't Remember: The Embarrassment" - Teaser promo
Production nears completed on The Embarrassment Movie, which began shooting in 2006.
Last Laugh records reissues the original Embarrassment LP "Death Travels West" in a limited edition vinyl. Update:
Demolition Kitchen Media has been digitzing the bands old cassette recordings collection and has created an online archive of these recordings. The material is being posted on The Internet ArchiveHERE.
Last Laugh records reissues the original Embarrassment EP in a limited edition white vinyl and in black vinyl too. Update:
2018 Bill Goffrier continues to post info and photos abou the band on Facebook
Homestead Records appreciation page on Facebook page has been on a band nostalgia kick lately, posting a number of video clips on the band from that label, including Big Dipper.
The site admin updates this site once every six months or so, these updates have mainly been added to the Scrapbook, Photo, and Video pages.
In the past several years Demoltion Kitchen Media has been digitizing and posting all of the video and film content from Bill Goffirer's collection. They've been posting it on the Internet Archive, here's a link to a sorted listing.
Added a another new page in the video section with more archival watchables from the collection of Bill Goffrier. Visit the page
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 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 LawrenceFriday
April 23: Bill Goffrier solo "Patio
Set" show at the The Replay Lounge in Lawrence,
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
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,
O'CONNELL, and MIKE PYLE. Opening the show will be BILL
for a solo acoustic show. Show at 8, $5 More
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.
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)
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.
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 email@example.com -- more
news here as we get it.
BLISTER POP NOW AVAILABLE! More will be posted here shortly, but why wait? Go to
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!
Acknowledgements and thanks to: Ray Davis, Henry Yu, Ken Beck and Sean at Bar/None, John Bernhardt, Bill Goffrier, John Henderson, Bill Cornell, George Makovic, Sally Jacob, John "kakewx" (Salem?), "moebob", Stephen Buonopane, Gary Mollica, Kris Gillespie at Matador, MS Fremont, Jim Rosencutter, Bob Stewart, John Nichols, Julia Nichols, Elissa Schwartz, Jason Gross, Mike Blur several times over, Mike Lauby, Lin Wilson, Thomas Hoyt, Kevin Glenn, Scott Born, Mark Westfall, Bill Rich, Henry Nelwson Jon Solomon, and anybody else whom I may have regrettably forgotten.
Statement on Copyright and Credits: wherever possible, we've tried to provide credit information for the original source material that has gone into this page, and we warmly welcome corrections and amplifications. All recordings included are likely (p) and (c) their respective labels/owners. Photographs belong to the original photographer. Some past uncredited photographs are (c) Henry Nelson (although we're trying to update all the copyright info for these.) All the original songs referred to, quoted, and otherwise incorporated into this site are likely (c) The Embarrassment and Embarrassment Songs/BMI. Not that anyone can properly claim ownership of these pages, since it's a group effort, but we assert (c) 1996-2001 The Institute for Advanced Embarrassment Studies and (c) 1996-2001 Matt Wall for certain bits of content like the discography. That said, material in these pages can be quoted whole or in part as long as the appropriate credit for whatever original material is used is included in your quotation. We just want to share the amazing Embarrassment with the world.This is a fan page, and no one's makin' a dime off it, so please cool your jets and think about it if there's something you don't like.
Version 8 of the Embos site based on the Matt Wall original,
reworked by Bill Goffrier and Joel Sanderson with permission
from Matt Wall.
Thanks Matt for all of your hard work on the
site over the years.