Artist of the day: The Music Box
Clearwater post-rock outfit The Music Box has been around off and on since 2010, performing soaring, atmospheric indie-alternative music at venues around the bay. With no vocalist, the group is frequently compared to Explosions In The Sky, and the comparison can be valid — their latest EP, I’ve Got A Feeling We’re Not In Kansas Anymore, closes with a song called Remember Me, which would sound right at home in Dillon, Texas. But it’s also got some heart-racing alt-rock tunes along the lines of Death Cab For Cutie (Reflections, Departures).
The band — guitarists Nicholas Marciano and Freddy Marschall, bassist Cody Unangst and drummer Brian Wheeler — has split up twice in the past two years due to creative differences, but as their bio states, they quickly realized “there was something special about this project that they could find in no other.”
Find out for yourself this weekend, when The Music Box performs two shows on both sides of the bay. On Friday, they’ll play with Fusebox Poet, Sunshine and Bullets, Mute Speak and A Play On Words at the Pegasus Lounge in Tampa. Tickets are $5-$7. And on Saturday, look for them with The Mother Machine, Dune Train and The Eternal Effect at Undergrounds Coffee House in Tarpon Springs.