((Box Elders)) Band Profile and Upcoming Chicago Concerts - Oh My Rockness

Omaha's Box Elders are an up-and-coming in-the-garage band made up of two bass- and guitar-playing brothers and one drummer/keyboardist. That's right, a drummer/keyboardist. And I thought patting my head while rubbing my tummy and juggling meat pies with my knees was difficult.

The three dudes rock that raw, messy punk sound that will surely convert fans of bands like Cheap Time, Thomas Function, The Soft Pack and Jay Reatard. They'll also be loved by those who think everyone on the In the Red roster can do no wrong (Box Elders aren't on In The Red, but they sound as if they should be).

What makes Box Elders maybe even more unique is that their music can be super melodic, like Buddy Holly and the Crickets melodic (everyone knows he was the original punk rocker anyway). Perhaps this isn't garage-punk after all and is just a clever ruse. Maybe Box Elders is really just a good old fashioned sock-hop where the kids come to dance and play and have a gee-whiz bang time. Think about it.
Published March 12, 2010



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