ROCK - PopRock/Mainstream
The name Bockenplautz is a combination of Jonnie and Christopher’s last names (Bock and Plautz), inspired by the Lowenbrau beer label. Remember Lowenbrau? We sure do. It also ties into our love of the Germanic beer brewing tradition here in Milwaukee, so that's cool. When asked, we usually describe our sound as somewhere between Guster, Tenacious D, Avett Brothers, and Matthew Sweet. Tight harmonies, acoustic instruments, energetic performances of melodic rock songs from every genre, and GUSTO are the key ingredients of every Bockenplautz show.
Jonnie and Christopher first met in 1991 in Ogg West dormitory at UW-Madison as they began their freshman year of college. Within minutes of meeting, the guitars were out, and there was music in the air. After playing guitar together at just about every possible party or event, they decided to formally start a band. Joined by Cousin Sean on drums in 2011, the band lineup is now complete and ready to take MKE by storm.