Ian Pike noon, Dec. 8
RIYL: The Weakerthans, Get Back Loretta, Reeve Oliver, the Shambles, Dashboard Confessional, Say Anything, Little Brazil
Upcoming Local Shows
- "Indie Fertility: Five Local Bands to Listen To" · May 8, 2012
- As I Hear It · July 23, 2008
- MySpace page · Jan. 7, 2008
Ex-Band Members: Ryan Hill, Bass guitar Dave Silverman, Bass guitar Mike Longfield, Guitar (acoustic), Guitar (electric) Justin Greene, Drums Lowell Helfin, Guitar (acoustic), Guitar (electric) Cory Stier, Drums George Pritzker, Guitar (acoustic), Guitar (electric)
Current Status: Say Anything's 2008 tour includes Weatherbox as openers.
Influences: The All-American Rejects, Army of Me, blink-182, Sum 41, Manchester Orchestra, These Enzymes, Jet Lag Gemini, Push to Talk
Founded by singer/guitarist Brian Warren, Weatherbox is a progressive pop-punk band, whose deep-reaching lyrics deal with existential matters uncommon in most rock and roll. Several members have also played in the side-project Mister Valentine.
Says the Daily Utah Chronicle, "Weatherbox is anything but run-of-the-mill, using vocalist Brian Warren's half-singing/half-soapbox preacher style as its jumping off point. Warren is backed by a solid set of musicians who are definitely not afraid of trying something different -- including the drummer's obvious fascination with hip-hop beats."
Their album The Cosmic Drama was released in 2009, (Doghouse Records), followed by the Christpuncher 7-inch, recorded and engineered by Ben Moore (Soft Pack).
As of 2010, the bandmembers are Warren, singer/guitarist Drew Bent (Innerlimit/The Four Kings), bassist Landon Hedges (Little Brazil, The Good Life), and Andrew Lucia (Life Deposits).
In 2011, they recorded a Daytrotter session now streaming online, performing “Broken Glow Sticks” from their 2010 EP Christpuncher, “Contactus, the Little Green Man” and “No Hands (Anything That Moves)” from 2009’s The Cosmic Drama, and “The Clearing” and “Trippin’ The Life Fantastic” from 2007’s American Art.
Guitarist George Pritzker went on to co-found the band Japandi. Brian Warren is the only founding member remaining in Weatherbox, but so what? There is no shortage of locals willing to participate in the revolving crew that Weatherbox has become.