The Bingers
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The Bingers

Chicago, Illinois, United States | SELF

Chicago, Illinois, United States | SELF
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The best kept secret in music


"Introducing the Bingers"

If there's any chance that magic in the air could warm up Chicago tonight, it will probably be happening at Fireside Bowl. A new Windy City band called the Bingers have lit up my heart's metaphorical afternoon joint with their fuzzy summer sidewalk tunes, and you can hear for yourself starting at 8:30 at the Fireside (also with The Pear Traps, Videotape and We are the Willows). I asked the Bingers a few questions in anticipation of the show.

WCR: How did the Bingers come to be?

Teddy Binger moved back to Chicago from Marquette, Michigan, and after short debates about starting a rock 'n’ roll band, the three of us decided to rent a house in Logan Square, get into debt and buy some amps.

What are some of your favorite summertime sounds?

Liking the new Sonny and the Sunsets, T-Rex, Lawrence Welk’s Blue Hawaii, Chuck Berry, The Living Sisters, Dick Dale, Monster Rally.

What is an aspiration of you fellows? What is the direction you want to head in?

Tour Europe.

You are all multi-instrumentalists. How does the shift inline up affect live dynamics?

We pretty much just have to do it faster, and stay on the same level of drunkenness throughout.

What is the songwriting process like?

It’s like laundry, Bobby - you got something nice and clean, you get it a little dirty, throw it in the Binger Wringer and repeat as necessary. Usually whoever writes the song is writing it on guitar, and from there we just see who wants to play the drums more for that one.

Some Chicago sounds you dig?

Pink Frost, Apteka, Sarah Holtschlag, Rachele Eve. There are a lot of friends out here. We all just recently happened to catch Blane Fonda open up a show at Sub-T. That was a whole lot of fun.

What are the Bingers gonna do when it warms up?

Tiki torches, slip 'n slides, motorcycles, hammocks, guns, a slide from our back porch into a baby pool, tank tops, beach balls, chiropractors, skateboarding, house parties, hang gliding, beer, getting yo' afternoon buzz on, linen suits, and shark tooth necklaces. - Windy City Rock


The Group is currently working on their Demo EP which is being recorded in their home studio run by member Ronnie Appert, a Sound Production Graduate from Columbia College Chicago and Maxim Entertainment Group certified sound engineer.



Drawing influence from classic performers like Chuck Berry, Dale Hawkins, Dick Dale, along with subtle influence from endless artists the three members have been exposed to the end result yields an energetic mix of rock n’ roll and raw garage rock. The band runs is fueled by dancing fans and strive only to work up a good sweat during every performance. After the duo formerly playing as Barnfires, Ronnie Appert and Jack Callahan, visited Ronnie’s brother Ted Appert at school their desire to play together was reignited and when the three were reunited they were destined to organize a new group. All members jump from instrument to instrument to change the sound and show throughout the night and keep the crowd excited to see which lineup will appear for each song. Their fun, boisterous, and raunchy sound is the perfect soundtrack to any night of binging.

The Band Philosophy is that every song should be a love song regardless of the subject and you can hear this love and the passion of the group performing these songs. They also love recording material and as a certified Maxim Entertainment Group sound recording engineer Ronnie uses his experience with the band as they constantly record their first material. This operation is run out of a basement where the group spends time daily, their first recording I’m Rich is streaming online. The group is popular with college students and recent graduates they are rooted in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs.

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