Brendan Kelly (The Lawrence Arms) on Omaha | Video Interview

Standing outside the Gingerman Tavern in Wrigleyville, Chicago — about 20 yards from the venue where his band The Lawrence Arms played their 10-year anniversary show recently — Brendan Kelly talks to HN after his Love Drunk video shoot. He details his last experience at the Cog Factory — it was shitty — and explains why he digs the dudes in Cursive.

While The Lawrence Arms plan to release a new record in the future, Kelly recently released a full-length of solo material under the moniker Brendan Kelly and the Wandering Birds. You can purchase it here.

The video features footage from Kelly's Love Drunk video, which you can watch here.


Video edit: Andrew Norman

Cameras: Django G-S, Andrew Norman

Photo: Ben Semisch


Andrew Norman is Hear Nebraska's editor-in-chief. He once interviewed Brendan in the Ranch Bowl green room. Brendan took a piss in the middle of it, leaving the door open so he didn't have to stop the interview. That's called being a professional, kids. Contact Andrew at