What’s New

Williamsburg, Brooklyn — Hiya boys ‘n girls. Ol’ Josiah Pseudonym, manager for The Bosch, here once again to tell ya what’s new with the boys.

Tattoo Contest is Wrappin’ Up!
I’ve been lucky enough to take a peek at the responses to the tattoo contest. Hoo-wee! Some of ’em really get my ticker going. You’ll have a few more chances to get in your picture — just email us a picture, or give us one in person, of your sexy self wearing a temporary Bosch tattoo. Remember! — The winner wins a bottle of the premium liquor of their choice, or a gift certificate to Toys in Babeland (mmmzz sexee!).

Shows Shows Shows
Many thanks to the super-inebriated crew at Trash last Wednesday, you all were super-rowdy, which The Bosch always adores. In case you missed it, The Bosch have instituted the policy of throwing out free goody bags to the first dozen or so fans at each show, and the bags include candy, amongst other things…

The Bosch have been invited up to play a show September 4th in Woodstock NY. The door is $10 – but The Bosch can get you in for $5! And a carpool is being put together from NYC to the show – so if you want in on the discount or the ride, email Matt!

And still more shows after that… a return to the swell Luna Lounge in September, plus some other things that are too far off to announce at this point…

More later… I’ve got some MAJOR things cookin’ for The Bosch boys, but it’s just a little too soon to announce anything, and you never know, heaven’s hand is a fickle one, so it could all collapse like a house-a-cards. So I gotta stay mum for now. But stay tuned!

Stay clean, stay mean!


— Josiah A. Pseudonym

Flying by

Williamsburg, Brooklyn — Hey everybody! The summer is flying by for everyone, and that includes the Bosch boys. Perhaps it is because they’re so busy trying so damn hard to entertain all their fans.

How do I mean? The Bosch has two shows coming up that are going to be super-bitchen: The first is this Saturday, 7/24 at the Luna Lounge, at 9:30 PM – come early for The Ninth Wave, an absolutely killer surf instro band from CT, and organizers of the amazing NESMA phenomenon. As always at Luna, the show is FREE and is conveniently in the heart of everyone’s favorite part of town, the Lower East Side.

The second is the following Friday, 7/30, at the Colossus 3 Loft Party in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn.

Colossus 3 flyer

Colossus 3 features three bands plus the Bosch and promises to be a super-innebriated good time for all. No door charge, and it’s merely $5 to drink all night! Sounds awesome.

The Bosch has also received word that it will be playing in the MEANY festival. The specific date hasn’t been set yet but we’ll know more about that in August.

Lastly, I just want to mention that I had the not-such-large pleasure of drinking at my favorite watering hole, Snacky, with a certain Mr. J.M. Thompson, member of the class of 2003 of a certain Ivy League college located in NYC. Mr. Thompson split from our booth after consuming many beers, but didn’t leave a single greenback! And when I called him to let him know about his error, he was quite rude! Well folks, every band needs a nemesis, and since The Bosch hasn’t met Dashboard Confessional yet, Mr. Thompson, you’re it! If you see him, just tell him what Brett had to say about him: “Way to roll, dude!”


— Josiah A. Pseudonym


Williamsburg, Brooklyn — Thanks to everyone who braved the rain last night to the Bosch’s really big rock show at Luna Lounge.

The Bosch boys are even more high tech than I realized– you can now purchase Havin’ Fun Soundin’ Good for download on iTunes (you can still buy a copy of the album in glorious CD format at CD Baby or from the band at a show.

Speakin’ of shows, the Bosch boys are set to rock the Luna Lounge again on Saturday, July 24 at 9:30 PM with Connecticut’s premier surf-rock band, The Ninth Wave.


— Josiah A. Pseudonym

Back in Williamsburg

Back in Williamsburg — Howdy boys n girls. As you can tell, the Bosch boys are now… well, The Bosch. Why did this happen exactly? Here’s the text of the press release that explains it all, that I just sent over the wire to everyone I could think of…



JUNE 23, 2004


NYC rockers respond to menacing late-night visitation by famous painters spirit

Williamsburg, Brooklyn — Hieronymus Bosch, the NYC-based rock outfit that has torn up Lower East Side clubs, garnered acclaim for their album “Havin Fun, Soundin’ Good,” and been termed unsigned gold by Skratch Magazine, has changed its name to The Bosch. The bands sound a furious and melodic mixture of surf, garage, and punk rock that the boys term post-surf will remain unchanged.

After a midnight visitation from the spectre of alchemist, painter and famous dead guy, Jerome van Aiken Bosch (a.k.a. Hieronymus Bosch), a visibly spooked Holt Richardson arrived at band rehearsal and demanded that his bandmates change the name of their dynamic post-surf outfit, heretofore known as Hieronymus Bosch, to the easier spelled, pronounced, and Googled moniker, The Bosch.

Explained a visibly perspiring Richardson: }The experience was terrifying. The odor was simultaneously putrid and pleasant. It was like if you dredged the bottom of the East River to the surface, and then covered it with potpourri. Jerome told me he was sick of all these foreign bands [also named Hieronymus Bosch, one a Goth outfit from New Zealand, the other a metal band from Russia] with their eyeliner, big hair and gravelly voices, smearing my name with their crapola morbidity. Just because I painted the ultimate failing of humanity, the martyrdom of saints, and the corruption of man by the wiles of women, doesnt mean I have no sense of humor. Jeez!

It was totally nuts. It really scared the shit out of me, to see Holt like that. He looked like a frickin ghost, and his pants were soaked. Hed pissed himself and run from his house to tell us, said bandleader Matt Harrison, with the proverbial thousand-yard stare penetrating the concrete wall just beyond his arms reach.

Yeah, Id just joined the band, and I loved the tunes, but thought the name was pretty gay. Im glad Holt did some bad acid, or whatever, and decided to finally axe that whole Hieronymus part, offered four-string finger ace and hipstermeister Brett Beyer.

Richardson concluded his tale of terror: Jerome told us we would do him the most honor by changing our name to, simply, The Bosch. It would set us apart, as he put it, from the humorless numbers whove curdled the name that was his alone for centuries, and yet wed still be paying him tribute. After all, Italian Scholars know him simply as Il Bosco.

Andrew Raff, ever legally-focused and pragmatic, had only this to say: “Yeah, it is ultimately good news. Aside from the numerous legal reasons, the amount of paper, ink and electrons we save by cutting seven letters from the band name will put us that much closer to a future of champagne-soaked trips hunting whales in a hovercraft.”

THE BOSCH — same rock, fewer syllables!

Matt Harrison (917) 755-1995 Harrison@hbosch.net


There you have it, folks. Look for me oglin’ the reborn Bosch Friday night at Luna!


— Josiah A. Pseudonym