95.5 WBRU Presents: ZOX @Lupos!
WBRU Presents: ZOX! Only show of the year!
Lupo’s, October 11 at 6:30 pm. Doors at 5:30. Cost is $15 and show is all ages. Tickets on sale through ticketmaster.com
“How does a band blend rock, funk, jazz, reggae, and classical music into one seamless concoction that goes down easy and tastes great? ..That formula can be wildly combustible — a Zox show is a great excuse for a crazy night out.”
(The Providence Phoenix).
ZOX is a band from Providence, Rhode Island that is self-described as “violin-laced indie-rock” — think Beethoven-meets Deathcab-meets The Police. The band consists of four members: namesake John Zox (drums), Eli Miller (guitar, vocals), Spencer Swain (violin, vocals), and Dan Edinberg (bass, vocals). 2003 saw Zox not only releasing their debut album “Take Me Home”, but also winning WBRU’s Rock Hunt, launching the band on a 300-show-per-year tour schedule between the U.S. and Europe. The have shared the stage with bands such as O.A.R., The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Gogol Bordello, Phantom Planet, NOFX, Thirty Seconds to Mars (and many more).
In 2005, ZOX released a second album titled The Wait, which was listed on the Billboard Magazine Internet Album Charts in 7th position between The Black Eyed Peas and Coldplay. The Wait, in addition to selling 2,700 albums nationwide in its debut week, was also the top selling album in Rhode Island.
In 2006, Zox were featured at the South by Southwest festival in Austin. The band signed with Side OneDummy Records (The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Gogol Bordello, Flogging Molly) in 2006, and CAA Booking Creative Artists Agency (AC/DC, John Mayer, etc.) and ZOX re-released “The Wait” with their new label on June 6 in Canada and the United States. During the summer of 2006, Zox toured on the Warped Tour and with Rusted Root, followed by an extensive European tour, which included playing at the Reading and Leeds Festivals.
Zox’s third album, “Line in the Sand” was released in January 2008, receiving favorable reviews from many underground rating sites. The single “Goodnight” continues to receive national radio play. “Line in the Sand” was produced by John Goodmanson, whose credits include Death Cab for Cutie, Sleater Kinney, Blood Brothers and Harvey Danger.
Tickets have sold out to their last 3 Lupo’s shows, so get yours quick! Welcome back to RI, guys!
Zox will be joined by longtime friends, Neo Nouveau and Providence sweethearts, The Sugar Honey Iced Tea!