Stucco Lobster Breadbox
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Stucco Lobster Breadbox

Band Comedy Acoustic

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Sep
15
Stucco Lobster Breadbox @ Jumping Bean Cafe

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Sep
08
Stucco Lobster Breadbox @ Jumping Bean Cafe

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Sep
02
Stucco Lobster Breadbox @ The Khyber

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

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Music

The best kept secret in music

Press


"Like Simon and Garfunkel... but with 90% less talent. That's how acoustic comedy group Stucco Lobster Breadbox describe themselves. Not for the politically correct, but for those who like to laugh!" - Spark Weekly, Feb 22, 2006


"Folk gone horribly wrong; like an asylum, but without all of the padding." - Out & About Magazine, March 2006


Discography

Live from the Meadowlands (self-produced, 2005);
Hammer Maid/Ham Mermaid (in production)

Photos

Feeling a bit camera shy

Bio

Like all good bands, Stucco Lobster Breadbox started unintentionally and as a joke. All of the original band members went to Chichester High School, and in the summer of 1994 had nothing to do except hang around Jeremy's Dad’s house in Marcus Hook. His dad lived at another residence, so the house was pretty much Germ’s, meaning pretty much theirs.

Over beer and Monopoly one evening, Germ and Jeff and Dennis and Howard and Fagan and Alanna (another school chum,) tossed around the idea of the stupidest band name in the world. "Viking Sofa Pudding" and "The Vick Meeks Experience" were runners up. But Germ decided that Stucco Lobster Breadbox was the dumbest name for a band conceivable.

Using that moniker, the group recorded their first album on a 70's tape player in Jeff’s parents’ basement. Out & About Magazine described the self-titled release as "The Violent Femmes meet Beavis & Butthead." The recording was an enormous success. Stucco gave away over ten copies. One of those cassettes went to a coffeehouse in Manyaunk called La Tazza.

For reasons unknown, La Tazza was interested in having them perform at their space. Not a stage so much as a pepto bismal colored wall with some chairs in front of it. They ended up playing there six or seven times before moving on to other things, such as a Temple University band showcase and a talent show at Philadelphia University

They also played at WHYY's Battle of the Bands. Jeff, Germ, Dennis, Howard and Fagan played three songs, and came in first place. It was exciting. Stucco were thrilled to have turned convention to absurdity quite by accident. The band didn't place in the second round, though. It stung. They cried. Germ went and beat up random strangers for no reason. Stucco was finished.

Several years later, though, the Delaware-based punk band Destructo Kids were playing their farewell show at a small cafe in Wilmington called "The Wild Child." The band's drummer, Tom, had been Stucco's first, and possibly only, fan. He pretended he was dying, and called the "Make-A-Wish" foundation and begged them to have Stucco Lobster Breadbox share the bill with them. As it turns out, He's still alive and well, and Destructo Kids played at least two shows after their "swan song." So, Tom's a pathological liar. But, Dennis convinced Stucco to regroup.

Like riding a bicycle or having coital relations with yaks, playing Stucco songs just comes naturally, even if you haven't done so in a while. On July 29 of 2000, the band reunited, featuring Evan on bass. They were dubbed "The Beatles of Delaware" by Philadelphia anti-folk hero (and Guinness World Record Holder) Adam Brodsky. They played numerous venues in the greater Philadelphia area between 2000 and 2003, including the Khyber, the Pontiac Grille, and the Grape Street Pub.

Mid 2003 marked another schism for the Breadbox. Jeff joined The Capitol Years, Howard became addicted to X Box and "Buffy, the Vampire Slayer," and Dennis... won't tell the group how he spent his time.

During the hiatus, Jeremy started playing open mic nights as a solo act with a toy keyboard.

One such evening, he was approached by Jon, a guy with a guitar and an oddball, irreverent sense of humor.

The two became friends and bandmates immediately.

As a two-piece carrying on the Stucco tradition, Jeremy and Jon were featured on 91.3 WVUD's "Local Vocals" radio show with Scott Birney of the Sin City Band. They've opened for the Elktones, Soraia, The Metrosexuals, New Number One, and Foosa, to name a few. They've had headlining dates at Doc Watson's in Philadelphia as well as Jerzee's and the East End Cafe in Newark, DE. Other venues they've played include Kahunaville in Wilmington, The Mill Creek Tavern in Philly, and Hucklebuck's Tavern in Pottsville, PA. Kathy Cammett of Golden Voice Studios describes their act as "Sesame Street meets Howard Stern."

They've turned many heads.....and stomachs... over the past few months.

And are poised to turn a great many more.