Audiobox, along with White Witch, 44MAG and Porchfire Prophecy, will perform, beginning at 9 p.m. June 9 at the Mill Tavern, 319 Broad St., Montoursville.
Audiobox evolved out of friendships and has been a band with the current line-up since September. With Matt Colegrove on lead vocals and guitar; Jason Maurer on drums; and Joe Reichenbach on bass and back-up vocals; the band has one thing in mind when they perform: What would they want to hear?
"We look at what we would want to see. We like crowd involvement," Colegrove said, and the group agrees on the fact that they like to have fun.
Audiobox, above, will perform with White Witch, 44MAG and Porchfire Prophecy at 9 p.m. June 9 at the Mill Tavern, Montoursville.
Between the three members, Audiobox brings an eclectic mix of covers and originals to their show, citing Red Hot Chili Peppers, Nirvana and the Smashing Pumpkins as inspirations.
"I think Billy Corgan is a genius," Colegrove said.
As the oldest in the group, Maurer cites their age differences as an advantage to their varying mix of music.
"We have a wide, sweeping musical interest. Between the three of us, we are completely different," he said, "We go out of our way to cover different songs so that there's something for everyone."
Audiobox features many genres in their repertoire of covers, including their take on Katy Perry's "Last Friday Night."
"I had a co-worker who was like, if you hate the song so much, why don't you change it," Colegrove said. So they did.
"We made it into a rock song. But it goes from mellow to hard. We will definitely be playing that at the Mill Tavern," Reichenbach said.
Aside from covers, Audiobox also has original songs and will hit the recording studio in June to begin work on their first album.
"The first half will be in studio and the second half will be recorded live at the Riverside Campground in Montgomery," Colegrove said. "We're a three-piece band. We want people to see what we're capable of in studio and live," Reichenbach said.
The band cites life experience for inspiration.
"It depends on my mood, too, whether I'm angry or whatever. I'll start off practice and say, 'What do you guys wanna do?' and they say whatever, and I'll be like, 'Well, let's do this,' " Colegrove said, and from there, songs are born.
"We'll start off with simple riffs and go from there," Maurer said. "We like to see the reaction from the crowd too," Reichenbach said.
Although Audiobox is not a full-time venture for the members, they'd like it to be. They have performed all over the area, including King of Harts, the Valley Inn in DuBoistown and venues all the way from Lock Haven to Sunbury.
Upcoming dates for Audiobox include not only the Mill Tavern on June 9, but Riverside Campground in Montgomery, Taylor's in Unityville and on July 20, they will perform on the Hiawatha Paddlewheel Riverboat.
The band also makes sure each member has a chance to shine.
"We're not showcasing any dominant part in the band, it's equal. We listen to each other," Maurer said.
"We're all working towards a common goal," Reichebach said.
"We all get our moments to shine," Colegrove added.
The band as a whole commented on the community feeling of the music scene in Williamsport, citing instances where other singers and musicians stepped in and helped them at performances when Colegrove fell ill, and the band has done the same for others.
"When we're not performing, we're out there supporting too," Maurer said.
The band has also built a strong fanbase, explaining that fans have now become friends, tagging along to all their performances.
For more information about Audiobox, visit their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/Au dioboxMusic.