Box Elders Will Ready The Stage For The Black Lips In Style This Friday

Box Elders

With flower punk rockers Black Lips headlining and Madison’s own The Hussy on the bill, this Friday’s show at the High Noon Saloon is sure to excite audiences.  Want another reason to check out the show?  The drummer for opener Box Elders simultaneously plays the keyboard.

That’s right: with one stick crashing on the drums, the other is in Box Elders member Dave Goldberg’s mouth while getting out notes on the keyboard.  With a light that turns and flashes inside his kick drum, too, Goldberg knows how to mesmerize crowds.

Box Elders were founded in 2005 when brothers Clayton and Jeremiah McIntyre decided to form a group in Omaha and named it after the bugs that infested their house and their snare drum.  Clayton and Jeremiah’s mom was originally featured on the drums and vocals, but she left the band after a few months.  After Dave Goldberg saw the group perform a free show, he took over on drums.  Rather than find a fourth member for keyboards, Clayton and Jeremiah encouraged Dave to practice and play drums and keyboard at the same time.  The trio from Omaha, Nebraska has come a long way since.

Goner Records, the folks who put out some of Jay Reatard’s work, released the Box Elders album Alice and Friends in August 2009.  Named after the band’s favorite vegan Korean BBQ, Alice and Friends offers up 60’s reverb along with garage, punk and pop sensibilities.  Band members call it cave pop, a brand of raw, lo-fi pop.  Their sound is fuzzed out and energetic; simple yet fun and upbeat.  Fans of Smith Westerns, Cheap Time, Jay Reatard and Tyvek are all sure to fall for the pop-laced garage rock of Box Elders.

For a dose of the best garage rock around, Box Elders and The Hussy open for Black Lips at High Noon Saloon (9:30pm $12 adv $14 dos – 18+) this Friday April 2 2010 in Madison WI.  Tickets available here.

-Robin Anderson

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One Response

  1. Awesome post Robin…

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