There are a lot of bands and musicians in Pittsburgh and the surrounding area, and many of them may be under your radar. Introducing the new “Sounds of Pittsburgh” series: a new Arts Blog series that exposes you to local music. You can look forward to exclusive interviews and Spotify playlists featuring these very talented men and women so you can jam to some new music during your commute.
Nox Boys hail from Blanox, Pennsylvania (the boys from the ‘nox). The current line-up is Bob Powers on Melobar lap steel, Sam Berman on vocals and drums, Zack Keim on vocals and guitar, and Mitchell McDermott on bass and vocals.
Nox Boys recorded their first, self-titled album in a single day while they were still in high school. Their second album, Out of Touch, will be released on Friday, May 17th and the band is holding a Record Release Party that night at Mr. Smalls.
“Our music is garage rock, punk rock that has a melody,” said Zack. The band is currently on tour and playing songs from the new album through August.
According to Mitchell, the band hasn’t played Pittsburgh shows in a while in an effort to reach new audiences. “There are differences in audiences, more opportunities to play live when you‘re on tour. It’s just reaching out to a different market. A lot of people know us in Pittsburgh and it’s time for us to just branch out. But we still love Pittsburgh so that’s why we’re going off with a bang with these shows.”