Box Elders = Great Garage at Tea Bazaar tonight!

March 16th, 2010 · 4 Comments · By

{Today’s post comes courtesy of guest blogger Nathan Ragain:}

There’s a really cool band at the Tea Bazaar tonight: Box Elders from Omaha, Nebraska.  They’re on Goner Records and WTJU spun the hell out of their album “Alice & Friends” when it came out last summer.  The Raven Sings the Blues blog is pretty spot-on when they describe them this way:

“Stripping the fidelity off of mid-60’s teeny-bopper pop, Nebraska’s Box Elders deliver a garage gem that’s full of head bobbing pep and damn near squeezable melodies. Rattle-trap drums pop and crash behind the heartfelt garage pop of the McIntyre brothers. Slip a single cut of “stay” into a beat up sleeve and drop it into a mixed bin of 45s and you’d probably convince quite a few diggers they’ve found a long lost gem; conjuring up images of clean cut matching suits and monochrome sets. Elsewhere the boys pepper in bits of surf, an organ playing drummer and a swinging rumble of bass to drive the pulse and a pretty sweet record is born”

Doors are at 8:30 {They’ll start around 10m, no opener}, and it’s only five bucks, so everyone should come out.  They’ll also be playing live on Radio Freedonia this afternoon, probably around 3pm.  You can check out a couple of their songs here.

{Thanks Nathan! Sounds like a fun show. As a reminder to our readers, “Radio Freedonia” is the always-excellent WTJU show, hosted by Nick and Jordan, on Tuesday afternoons from 2-4pm; tune in to 91.1FM today to catch the Box Elders playing LIVE on the air. I’m about to head over to the studios to check it out, as I’m greatly interesting in the process of having live bands on-air; hopefully it’s a thing we’ll be doing at the station a lot more in the future.}

UPDATE: Box Elders will NOT be playing live on WTJU this afternoon, due to a flat tire. All signs point to them still being able to make the gig tonight, though.

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4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Jacob // Mar 16, 2010 at 4:03 pm

    The Box Elders will, realistically, hit the stage around 10PM. Just so you know.

    Thanks Nathan and James for the writeup. Looking forward to it!

  • 2 Jacob // Mar 16, 2010 at 4:19 pm

    Oh man, I forgot — John Mayer is at JPJ tonight! So psyched! Nevermind that Tea Bazaar show.

  • 3 Jacob // Mar 16, 2010 at 6:23 pm

    j/k everybody! j/k!

  • 4 Matt // Mar 16, 2010 at 9:08 pm

    Box Elders!