Blawnox-based band lands gig at the Andy Warhol Museum
Blawnox-based band The Nox Boys are hoping for more than just 15 minutes of fame.
The band — comprised of Zack Keim, Zach Stadtlander, Sam Berman and Bob Powers — will perform at the Andy Warhol Museum on Jan. 18 at 8 p.m.
The concert will serve as the launch party for the band's self-titled debut album. The Nox Boys will open for the band Meeting of Important People.
“This is going to be a really big show,” Berman said.
The Nox Boys album was recorded during Labor Day weekend in Detroit, Mich. Jim Diamond, who has produced The White Stripes, produced the recordings.
Powers said the studio captured the feeling of the band's live performances.
He said the band came ready to play and recorded in a tight time frame.
“It's basically a live recording,” Powers said.
The head of Get Hip Recording, the band's record label, had used the studio for his own band and suggested it to the foursome. They lucked out that Diamond had an opening.
“This was like the one weekend in such a long period of time he had open,” Stadtlander said.
Copies of the album will be available on CD, which band members assembled themselves, and vinyl. The record label wanted the band to release it on vinyl, a format the band feels suits them.
“When you listen to it, you'll think “oh this was made for vinyl,” Berman said.
A music video for the song “Desperate Girl,” the first song on the album is planned.
The album also includes songs the band has performed regularly in concert, including “Novelty,” “Military School” and “Susie Lee.”
The album clocks in at about 30 minutes.
Three of the four band members — Keim, Stadtlander and Berman — are still in high school, with Stadtlander and Berman graduating this year.
The two said they hope to continue pursuing a career in music after graduation.
“We're at a stage right now that most bands our age are unable to get to,” Berman said.
Tom McGee is an associate editor for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-856-7400, ext. 1513, or email@example.com.
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