11/7/15 UPDATE: Brandon Carlisle has died.
11/5/15 UPDATE: A GoFundMe account has been started by Teenage Bottlerocket bassist Miguel Chen to help cover Brandon Carlisle’s medical bills. You can contribute here. (If the GoFundMe link is not working, you can donate directly via PayPal to TBRpaypal@yahoo.com.)
ORIGINAL STORY: Brandon Carlisle, drummer for Rise Records pop-punk band Teenage Bottlerocket, is currently in a coma, according a Facebook post from his twin brother, TBR vocalist/guitarist Ray Carlisle. In it, Ray says that Brandon was discovered unconscious the morning November 3 by his roommate. Carlisle’s heart had to be restarted several times by paramedics and doctors; according to Ray, he is currently in a coma suffering from brain swelling. You can read his full post below:
Teenage Bottlerocket had just returned home to Wyoming after playing the Fest 14 in Gainesville, Florida, this past weekend. It is currently unknown what caused Brandon Carlisle’s condition. We at Substream are sending the friends, family and fans of Teenage Bottlerocket all the good vibes in the world.