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Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Billy Bob Thornton and the Boxmasters

submitted by Deena

WTF, now Billy Bob Thornton has his own band? And they're coming to Pittsburgh on August 24? I'm always the last to know these things.

Their myspace page contains a long list of influences, including The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Kinks, and The Animals as well as Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, Buck Owens, Roy Acuff, and Hank Williams. "The Boxmasters are fashioned after a 1960’s-era mod band whose upbeat rhythms and infectious arrangements contrast sardonically with the very dark themes they explore lyrically."

Well, I watched a few videos, and the music does sound good, but it appears that accomplished actor Thornton has no idea how to be a frontman. He has a decent voice for the music, but his performance is so lifeless it's sad:

YouTube: "The Poor House" live

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