The Brothers Unconnected

Beginning in May 2008 the founding and surviving members of Sun City Girls, Alan Bishop and Richard Bishop, embarked on a tour of the US and Canada called "The Brothers Unconnected: A tribute to Sun City Girls and Charles Gocher". The tour began in Seattle on Sunday, May 18 at The Triple Door and continued across North America through early July.

As followers of the legendary band know, drummer Charles Gocher died of cancer in February 2007. A private memorial was held shortly after. With this tour, Alan and Rick make good on their solemn vow to publicly honor Charlie, his memory, and his immense talent. Sun City Girls will no longer exist as a recording or performing entity and this tour also serves as a tribute to the legacy of the group.

Most dates featured an opening 40 minute film of Charles Gocher's video works, entitled "The Handsome Stranger" which is equal parts demented, brilliant, hilarious, and inventive. This will be followed by two acoustic sets of Alan and Rick playing selected songs from the impossibly voluminous catalog of Sun City Girls material created during their 27 year history together including several tracks written by and/or originally performed by Gocher.

— Spencer Sundell

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