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  • Nov 18
    Kochanski's Concertina Beer Hall,  Milwaukee
     

Honky Tonkitis

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Chris Conrad, guitarist for Milwaukee group Honky Tonkitis, was severely beaten by members of his own band Tuesday when he announced at practice that he was betting against the Packers in next Sunday's game.

"All I said was that I had $200 on Chicago by four points. The next thing I knew, they had me on the floor and they were all kicking and punching me."

Band fiddle player, Tom Hanson, was the only member of the group to comment on Conrad's accusation, saying, "He started badmouthing the Pack and I saw red. I saw red."

Recovering at home, Conrad has not decided whether he will file charges.

"A lot of it depends on how the game goes. I'm pretty sure I'm gonna be swimming in dough come Sunday night. But if not, I'll probably take the band to small claims court. My jaw still hurts and they kinda messed up my guitar. But we've also got a pretty sweet gig next week and we're getting free beer."

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Chris Conrad: sweet home Chicago?