Adam T. Siska of the Academy Is… is my guest this week! He joined me for a chat over dumplings from the Joong Boo Wang Mandoo stand outside Joog Boo Market on the northwest side. It’s one of Chicago’s best-kept secrets (trust me).
With the Academy Is continuing their reunion that kicked off over Riot Fest weekend last year, Adam talked about where the band stands in the present day. Is there more music to come, or is this it?
We talk about the band’s upcoming show with Fall Out Boy and Alkaline Trio at Wrigley Field on June 21, both bands’ shared history in Chicago, and how the Academy Is came into being. There was a lot of music talk in between, too. There will likely be lots more if we do this again over the summer.
As fantastic as it is that the Academy Is is back together, and for however long it lasts, it’s also cool that Adam continues to stretch out creatively. Check out his new(ish) band, Football Head, to hear what life after TAI sounds like.
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