That Busboy Nelson

That Busboy Nelson

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Intensely dysfunctional indie pop rock arts and science trio. Earnest, whimsical and sometimes marauding. Last day on earth soundtrack.

Biography

That Busboy Nelson (ex Bogarts) are an indie pop/rock trio from Montreal, Canada. Members Bruce Carlini (24), Boris Popovic (24) and David Lynch (22) have been playing in various outfits in the Montreal area since their early teens. In February 2002 they formed The Bogarts, a project originally construed after a raucous punked-up jam. They played their first gig later that month as openers for The Slackers. During the summer they toured the Maritimes with Montreal ska legends The Kingpins.

Yet, they were unhappy as undergrads at the Berkely, CA pop-punk academy. In 2003 they shook themselves free of the 'pop-punk' label after realizing their new stuff was much more comparable to The Cure than Screeching Weasel. TBN spent an entire winter writing, practicing and finally took off on their second tour with a setlist they were indubitably proud of. It now consisted of songs that weren't simply dashed off in a half hour.

The energetic, persistent and emotive trio has opened for a number of recognizable acts including Dashboard Confessional, The Oranges Band, Ted Leo/Pharmacists, Steriogram, Lo & The Magnetics, Bedouin Soundclash, The Spades, and Ambulance LTD. That Busboy Nelson are currently in the pre-production phase in preparation for their first full-length album (TBA).

Lyrics

Open Area

Written By: Bruce Carlini (Lyrics), That Busboy Nelson (Music)

in case you're wondering. I’m done with wandering.
Though you’ve been pondering if everybody’s searching for someone else
“I want you here with me. Annul that dull decree.” That’s what he said to me.
Showing up a telling lie.

What is this all about? I thought you quelled your doubts
And squared off your roundabouts
I know you know it’s something outta control

With conversations from the city heights
We’re walking weakened beams of neon light
And if he’s on his knees I know I’m right
And I just might fly off the wall

Searching for wide open area
Searching for wide open song
Searching for wide open area
And throwing out what we’ve become

He says he’s found a way to take your breath away
To make it dissipate
You know I know it never ends

With conversations from the city heights
We’re walking weakened beams of neon light
And if he’s on his knees I know I’m right
And I just might fly off the wall

I wanted more from this life instead
Of this runaround, of this run and hide
I wanted more from this life instead
Of this runaround, of the run and hide. hiding on the run

Discography

Single: Open Area (2005)
EPs: The Shady Lane EP (2004)
The Love Matters EP (2002)

Set List

Original material for about an hour. Typical 45 minute setlist:

Make It
Plan A
Caught
A New England (Billy Bragg)
Never Had a Chance
Sydney
Open Area
Apples; Oranges
Breaking Up In Bed
Big Boys (Elvis Costello)
The Letdown
(That Night) In Halifax