Rob Pope is best known as the bassist in The Get Up Kids and Spoon however he’s also from Lawrence, Kansas, which means he’s familiar with the BYOB strip club known as the Outhouse. On this week’s Going Off Track, he talks about the infamous venue that went from a punk club hosting shows by Bad Brains and Minor Threat to being a strip club where anything goes. Pope also discusses what’s next for Spoon and the Get Up Kids, why he’s such a fan of regionalism when it comes to giving back to the Midwest as well as his other artistic endeavors including his own studio and screen-printing shop. We almost can’t believe he found the time to stop by.
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