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Bockenplautz / Bio

Superior Acoustic Powerpop the way God intended it, since 1991.

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 campfire party, wedding shower, baptism, wake, talent show, or preschool graduation they could find, they decided to formally start a band after Jonnie moved back to the greater Milwaukee area in 2009. Joined by Cousin Sean in 2011 and H-bomb on upright bass in 2013, the band lineup is now complete and ready to take Milwaukee by storm.

The name Bockenplautz is a combination of Christopher and Jonnie'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 and Tenacious D. Tight harmonies, energetic performances of melodic rock songs from every genre, and GUSTO are the key ingredients of every Bockenplautz show.

General Info

Band Members
Jonnie "JB" Bockenplautz, "Cousin" Sean Bockenplautz, Christopher "Lumpy" Bockenplautz, John "H-Bomb" Bockenplautz
Artist Name
Profile Page
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Rock / Acoustic / Power Pop

Contact Info

Milwaukee, WI

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  • Guster
  • Tenacious D
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