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Top 5 Feature: Coxey's Army


Coxey's Army formed in central Ohio in the fall of 2019 with the intent of producing its own brand of positive, community driven punk rock. As the founding lineup was finalized in the spring of 2020, the band's beginnings were heavily impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. Determined not to let the pandemic stop them, Coxey's Army worked tirelessly for a year laying a foundation for the band. Taking their name from an early 20the Century slang term referring to a ragtag band of society's underclass, Coxey's Army explores themes of hard work and perseverance accompanied by driving punk guitars and hints of Americana and Celtic music. 

SHOWS: Since their live performance debut in early 2022, Coxey's Army have performed as part of numerous lineups. You will have a chance to see Coxey's Army this Friday, May 17 as part of Migraines' 32nd Anniversary Show with The Give-Ups at Blind Bob's (430 E. 5th St., Dayton, Ohio 45402) and this Saturday, May 18 with Academy Order, The Out and Bone Knife at Ruby's on Summit (1978 Summit St, Columbus, Ohio 43201).

NEWS: Coxey's Army is currently set to go into the studio to record the band's debut full length album, set for release late 2024/early 2025. They will be recording 12 tracks and plan to release it on vinyl. Their debut single "You're Gonna Make It" was released in 2022 with follow up single "Send 'Em Packin'," which released a few months later.

HEAR/SOCIALS: Keep updated with Coxey's Army on Facebook and Instagram. The band recently released a new shirt design no available for pre-order here along with much more merch available here. To listen to the band, visit them on Spotify here and here on Bandcamp. For all the band links visit here.


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