(Wyoming) — Wyoming’s punk rock scene has suffered a heavy loss, as Teenage Bottlerocket
drummer Brandon Carlisle
passed away after being found in a coma early this week.
Carlisle was a mainstay of the Wyoming punk scene for over a decade and
lived part of his life in Casper and Laramie. Carlisle was found in a coma
early this week and put on life support.
A Gofundme page set up by bandmates
raised over $35,000 for medical costs, with contributions from around 970
people over two days.
“It is with the heaviest hearts that we have to report our beloved drummer
Brandon didn’t make it. The doctors did everything they could to save him,
but the MRI showed he is no longer with us. His family and loved ones are
with him as they prepare to take him off life support and let him gently
move on,” bandmates wrote on the page today.
Twin brother Ray Carlisle, also a member of Teenage Bottlerocket, wrote
this on his Facebook page:
“Brandon and I never gave up on our punk rock dreams. We tackled those
dreams. We lived those dreams with Slim Whitman, Miguel Chen, Corey Durward
Nesbittand (and) Clint Carlin. We rocked the world. I’m still at a loss. We
lost a sweet soul. I lost my best friend. The world lost one of the most
Money raised on the Gofundme page will go to help Carlisle’s family with
medical costs and funeral expenses, according to the page.
Watch Teenage Bottlerocket perform “Headbanger.” (Note: adult lyrics)