Featuring the dual vocals of siblings Jeff (guitar) and Sarah Mozey (bass), Stoked Beyond Boredom powers through self-aware punk with their bandmates, drummer Santiago Continenza and guitarist Chelsea Oxborough. Going on seven years as a band and having played local holy venues 7th Street Entry, Station 4, and the Triple Rock Social Club, Stoked Beyond Boredom has released an EP (2010) and the full-length Living As One (2012). Fans can find their music on Facebook, iTunes, and Spotify.
Guitarist/vocalist Jeff Mozey answered some questions from THE GARAGE this week ahead of their appearance at the “Punk’s Not Dead” show at THE GARAGE.
THE GARAGE: Name, instrument?
Jeff Mozey -Vocals/Guitar
THE GARAGE: What’s your sound and where does it come from (influences)?
Jeff: I would describe our current sound as 90s style pop punk with a little modern day punk rock. Bands such as MXPX, Sum 41, Blink 182, Social Distortion, Offspring, Bad Religion, and Anti-Flag are definitely some of our heavy influences.
THE GARAGE: You’re playing the PUNK’S NOT DEAD show. What keeps punk alive?
Jeff: What keeps punk alive are the bands that stay true to what they want to play and the bands that don’t care about playing what musical style is popular or trending at the time.
THE GARAGE: What are one or two songs you play that you’re most excited about? Why?
Jeff: I would say “Johnny’s Song” just because we have been playing it for so long and it never seems to get old.
Another one would be “Living as One” because it might be our fastest song, yet has a very catchy chorus and a breakdown that is fun to groove to while playing.
THE GARAGE: What’s a favorite story from one of your shows?
Jeff: We have a great time at all of our shows. I can’t really think of a favorite story.
THE GARAGE: What should the audience expect from your performance this weekend at THE GARAGE?
Jeff: The audience should expect a solid sounding band with catchy songs and great stage presence.
THE GARAGE: What do your practices look like?
Jeff: Practice is pretty simple. We meet at whoever’s house or garage that works for us on that day and just run through our songs that will we be playing for the upcoming show. Nothing really fancy.
THE GARAGE: How does your band you write songs?
Jeff: Usually I will write the whole song (guitar and lyrics) and then show everyone else the song. If it is a go, then everyone else in the band will figure out their own parts and then hopefully it turns into a masterpiece!
THE GARAGE: Besides you, what local artist deserves more attention?
Jeff: Two bands that stick out are The Danver Patients and Infinite Signal.
THE GARAGE: What are you listening to right now?
Jeff: NOFX – Self Entitled, OFF – First Four EPs, and Sum 41 – Does This Look Infected?