O.B. James 1 p.m., March 7
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
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)
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. They released American Art in 2007, and Say Anything's 2008 tour included Weatherbox as openers.
Their album The Cosmic Drama was released in 2009, (Doghouse Records), followed in 2010 by the Christpuncher 7-inch, recorded and engineered by Ben Moore (Soft Pack).
As of 2010, the bandmembers were 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 (streaming online), performing “Broken Glow Sticks” from Christpuncher, “Contactus, the Little Green Man” and “No Hands (Anything That Moves)” from The Cosmic Drama, and “The Clearing” and “Trippin’ The Life Fantastic” from 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.