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Blawnox's Nox Boys to perform in Lawrenceville

Jan Pakler | for The Herald
The Nox Boys played music at a recent show at Boyd Community Center this summer.

Wednesday, July 31, 2013, 9:00 p.m.

The four members of The Nox Boys Band have spent their summer improving their skills and building an audience.

The band, based in Blawnox, has hosted open mic nights at Cooper-Siegel Community Library in Fox Chapel this summer. The group also performs at festivals, including the Rock All Night Tour (RANT) in Lawrenceville's Arsenal Park on Aug. 10.

Zack Keim, lead singer and a student at Fox Chapel Area High School, said the open mic performances have increased their fan base and has allowed them to meet and perform with new people.

“It's been giving us exposure among our peers,” Keim said.

A thrill when playing this summer was seeing students from other schools attend their shows, he said.

“I didn't even know these kids, they just showed up,” Keim said.

The four-piece garage rock band formed in 2012 and features Keim, bassist Zach “H” Stadtlander, lap steel player Bob Powers and drummer Sam Berman. The group also played the Three Rivers Art Festival in Pittsburgh and Art All Night in Lawrenceville.

Powers said he is impressed with how his bandmates have gotten better and more confident the more they play.

“It doesn't take a whole lot of input for me, they're very into it,” Powers said.

Keim said the open mic nights have averaged between 50 and 60 people. They are scheduled the first Friday of each month from 7 to 9:30 p.m.

The RANT festival in Lawrenceville begins at 10 a.m., with the band scheduled to perform at 1 p.m.

For information on the band and other tour dates see

Tom McGee is an associate editor for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-856-7400, ext. 1513 or



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