This Thursday, Mar. 30, get ready for a Boschtravaganza at Bar 169.

Before, after and in between bands, special guest DJ’s will be spinning, including:

  • DJ’s Sno-Time at The Apollo and S.Foxx Fitzgerald [members of the band Logjam]
  • DJ Plain View
  • DJ Szauerkraut [The Bosch]
  • DJ Matt [The Bosch]
  • DJ Mojo[member of Hell….]

Bar 169 is located at 169 E. Broadway (at Rutgers St.) By subway: F to East Broadway.

Also, The Bosch will be making a special guest appearance at Logjam’s April Fool’s show on Saturday afternoon (around 4:30 pm) at Cake Shop (152 Ludlow St.)

So What

Guten Morgen, Loyal Readers. It’s 7:45am, Cleveland time, and last nights cocktail of shuckin’ oysters and single malt Auchentoshan hasn’t settled too well. To quote my little protegé, Holt “Dr. Feelbad” Richardson, stickman for my music-business-plaything The Bosch, “I’m sittin’ on the can, takin’ out the trash.”

I’ve been milkin’ the VIP treatment here in Cleveland-town the last few days, my old man was Miles Davis’ horn tech, and he grew to be a trusted ear to Miles over the years, our families tight enough to get me the invite to the Rock Hall induction ceremony for Miles… but enough about me- I know you’re here for more news about our precious boys Matt, Andrew, Brett and Holt.

The next month will see our foursome hittin’ the town, packin’ brand new songs over which they’ve been slavin’ for weeks, and two swingin’ gigs: Thursday, March 30th has the boys, along with the inimitable DJ MOJO, curating a night of rollickin’ rock- At the 169 BAR in Chinatown, along with up-and-coming duo A + P (with whom The Bosch had the distinct pleasure of sharing the bill at Sin-é.) These two guys break it down with soul, taste AND manage to bring fun to the proceedings. Hard to beat. Perhaps the stage-antics of metal heroes WHITE LIMO, close friends of Bassman Brett can manage- the last gig The Bosch played with these cats included a turkey carving- via gasoline-powered chainsaw. It was Thanksgiving, after all.

Select members of the Bosch extended family will be guest DJing all night, along with the inviting house pool table and the odd locale of East Broadway, how could yah miss it?

Next on the agenda-Thursday April 27th, Bosch-Heads can delight in the opportunity to rock out at Tonic for The Deli Magazine launch party.

Along with my behind-the-scenes prodding (avec Aiguillon De Bétail) The Bosch boys have weasled their way into favor with these fine folks, who produce a dedicated magazine about the local NYC scene. If you haven’t had the chance to give it a look, you oughta check em out at They’re in a bit of a pinch regarding their physical paper printing, needin’ to increase advert revenue, and there’s a little 20 second survey about businesses who might advertise. I say turn off yer don’t-give-a-damn switch for 5 minutes and help ’em out. The Bosch and I would be much obliged.

Also, Saturday April 1st at 4pm- think about swingin’ by THE CAKESHOP. Our good friends LOGJAM!! will perform. This will be a unique opportunity to see “LOGJAM!!” as well as a performance by LOGJAM!!.

Till next time, don’t eat Oysters in months without the letter “R.” OR with copious amounts of High-End Scotch.

yerz truly,
J.A Pseudonym


Welcome to 2006! So far this year, The Bosch have moved into a surprisingly comfortable and convenient new rehearsal space, played a rocking Sunday night show at The Merc’, received some nice reviews for Buy One, Get One, and have some other intriguing developments on the horizon.

In the immediate future, The Bosch get down to Death Disco this Wednesday (Jan. 25th) at The Delancey, on (not surprisingly) Delancey St. in the Lower East Side by the foot of the Williamsburg Bridge. Death Disco is always free, always a good time, and The Bosch are playing with some excellent bands, including The Great Shakes (who helped WOXY’s Lounge Act pioneer podcasting) and El Jezel (who recently released their shiny new album.)

See you on Wednesday! The password is “death metal.”

-Josiah A. Pseudonym


Those are not the subway lines that the Bosch boys need to ride to get to their rehearsal space, but the name of the authority in specialty radio. In the latest FMQB Top 25 Album Chart, The Bosch debuted tied for 22 along with major artists including The Blueskins, Death Cab For Cutie, Diamond Nights, The Greenhornes, James Blunt, Metric and Various Artists (on a Tony Hawk game soundtrack.) Along with Brooklyn wünderkinds Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, The Bosch are one of the few unsigned artists appearing on the chart.

We wrapped up our 2005 live shows with our debut appearance at Sin-é on an icy and wet night while placing bets whether they’d be able to take the subway home from the show. Thanks to everyone who made it out to Sin-é, as well as to those who managed to get to the shows in inclement weather down in Virginia last week. I can’t remember the last time we played on a night where it wasn’t snowing, raining or both!

We are looking forward to the new year with a swanky new rehearsal space, some new songs, fun shows (starting Jan. 8 at The Mercury Lounge) and, of course, world domination hunting whales in a hovercraft!

See you in 2006!


On the Radar

The Bosch is featured on The R>A>D>A>R Report with Billy Zero TONIGHT on XM Radio. Visit to get a free account to listen online for 3 days.

We’re looking forward to going to Virginia next for our two upcoming shows in Norfolk and Arlington. The Bosch received front page coverage in the Virginia Pilot Weekend Section in advance of Sunday’s Norfolk show: N.Y. band to open series for record shop.

In addition, we will be appearing live on WRGW radio at George Washington University on Monday afternoon before the show in Arlington.

New episode of Boschcast

Here’s the latest episode of Boschcast, the official Bosch podcast, hosted by our own Brett Beyer. Download Boschcast for Nov. 18, 2005. This ‘cast previews our latest release, Buy One, Get One.

Reviews of the album are starting to hit the net and print. We keep track of them here. This one from Read Magazine looks good:

It’s nice to hear a garage band doing something different. The Bosch have a full, shuffling sound with a keyboard player who also plays sax and clarinet. The horns give them a 50s rock influence, especially on a couple of hand-clapping numbers and the ballady “Teenage Symphony.” Along with rockabilly drumming, skanky upbeat horn lines, and good Lou Reed-ish rock vox, they’re raucous in a Who meets the White Light/White Heat era Velvets way, but executed with good, clean fun.

A little of this, a little of that

Thanks to all the Bosch faithful who braved the weather to come out to Trash for the show last night!

In other news, Buy One, Get One is now available on the iTunes Music Store

Metronome leads off this week’s WOXY weekly podcast show Unsigned which features promising unsigned artists… See for more info. I’ve been listening to the WOXY stream during the last couple of days and it really is a great indie rock radio station.

What else? We’ve lined up a nice little tour outside the city in early December. Here’s the itinerary:
Monday Dec. 4 – The Boar’s Nest, Norfolk, VA
Tuesday Dec. 5 – Galaxy Hut, Arlington, VA
Wednesday Dec. 6 – Sharkey’s, Blacksburg, VA

Finally, we found the first review of our new CD, “Buy One, Get One,” from It’s short, so here’s the whole thing:

Did I hear a Rolling Stone’s influence? I heard a lot of influences on this disc from Brooklyn’s The Bosch. It’s sixties psychedelic rock infused with elements of ska and punk. It’s freaking great! Completely engulfing you with a delivery of spastic, high-energy guitars and vocals, The Bosch don’t bring to mind New York… more like the British invasion that brought the world The Kinks. The saxophone leads the rhythm of almost all tracks but often pushed aside by surf riffs and a haunting organ.
R.I.Y.L.: The Buzzcocks, The Kinks, The Who

As always, you can buy the disc at CD Baby.

3, 2, 1, Liftoff

Thanks to everyone who came to the CD release party last week to make it a big success! Also thanks to Deli Magazine for announcing the show on their web site and Largehearted Boy for the link.

You can now purchase Buy One, Get One online at CD Baby and have it delivered right to your door courtesy of our friends at the web’s top independent online CD store. The ever-popular Bosch t-shirts are also available for purchase online.

Buy One, Get One is at college radio stations now. Our own Brett Beyer is not only a skilled bass player, but he is a professional voice over artist and is happy to do station ID’s and such for the stations that are spinning those shiny Bosch songs.