Meet the Band: Tristan Ankrom (vocals, guitar, harmonica), John McCarron (guitar, vocals), Seth Swegheimer (drums), and Marc Dreher (bass)
They're Not Just Noodlers: The New Philadelphia quartet bristles at being called a jam band. "We get lumped and labeled [that way] because a lot of our songs are long and a few of them don't have any words," says Swegheimer. "But in reality our material is very structured. Very few of our songs are simple."
Come Together: Before joining the Stagecoach Robbery, McCarron was a member of the Atlanta jamtronica band EP3. He brings a whole new element to the group's sound.
Set Lists Are for Wussies: Onstage, the Stagecoach Robbery like to break things up, working with a different set list every night. "We mesh a lot of our songs together and combine them to keep things interesting," says Swegheimer. "Sometimes we'll string together four or five songs and end up playing 45 minutes nonstop."
Why You Should Hear Them: McCarron's fiery leads and Ankrom's playful vocals blend perfectly on record — and especially onstage. Heady harmonies and tight arrangements propel this organic mix.
Where You Can Hear Them: thestagecoachrobbery.com
Where You Can See Them: At the Auricle in Canton on May 27.
— Alexander Hall
We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Cleveland Scene. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Cleveland Scene, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.
Email us at [email protected].
Support Local Journalism.
Join the Cleveland Scene Press Club
Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.
Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.
Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.