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Concert Fri Jun 13 2008

A Night in the Box

anightinthebox_promo2.jpgIt is all too easy to listen to a band and drop them into a category or comparison, and then just leave them to fade away. On first listen, Write a Letter (May 27th Afternoon Records) from A Night in the Box, has very familiar sound in some parts. The band is billed as raw blues-rock fusion, but the vocals of Clayton Hagen come across a combination of Jimmy Page, Jack White, and the frizzy haired guy from Wolfmother. This is not a bad thing by an means, but I don’t want make this band sound likea Led Zepplin cover (see Lez Zepplin) because the newly added violin play of Kailyn Spencer has helped this band create something unique and very compelling.

Rounding out the band are Alex Dalton and Travis Hetman, and Alex, Travis, and Clayton have been friends since high school. Each member of the band sings on this album only adding to the complex nature of their sound. With banjos, harmonicas roaring, and guitars wailing, this Minnesota band prides itself on its live performances. Don’t miss their trademark fidoras or their soulful blues music!

[MP3] A Night in the Box – The Rich Man’s Table

A Night in the Box will be appearing at Elbo Room on June 15th with Bad River, Dynamic Box, and Malace Finn. The show starts at 8:30pm and tickets are $7. All shows at Elbo Room are 21+.

 
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thelottery / June 16, 2008 12:43 PM

FYI it's "Zeppelin" not "Zepplin."

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