SATURDAY MARCH 28 08:00 PM
AT STONE TOAD
Walk into an annex show and get smacked with a wall of sound. This is a rock band from Green Bay. The Marshalls are dialed high, the Les Pauls are cranked! Guitars slap you in the face Drums drown out your heart beat Lights buzz with the bass lines Beers jump in the air with the hands raising them Hair flying, heads banging, the room quakes with each downbeat Until the last piercing scream of exhaustion rounds out the encore and the lights go out. There’s no such thing as silence as the last riff continues to echo in your head Broken drumsticks and guitar strings are all over the stage, everyone is passed out, exhausted from being so thoroughly rocked! After a 15 minute cuddle and a chaser, you stumble out in a post orgasmic trance.
Annex is the rock machine created in 1987 while in middle school by brothers Paul Hanna, lead vocal and guitar, and Craig Hanna, drummer. Annex has since welcomed bass player Josh Krouth and guitarist and singer Ben Boncher. In the decade to follow their middle school debut, they’ve traveled coast-to-coast leaving trails of exhausted, happy fans. No ifs, ands or buts about it, Annex is a high-energy rock band. The songs are catchy and melodic, based on rock fundamentals that slap the listener in the face. Annex continues to captivate audiences everywhere they play. Their chaotic rock and roll show brought the house down year after year at the infamous MTV spring break hot spot Club La Vela in Panama City Beach, Florida.
Annex has also rocked Fargo North Dakota, Faribault and St. Cloud Minnesota. They’ve also rocked the stage with The Spin Doctors, Buckcherry, Seven Mary Three, Tantric, The Gin Blossoms, Sponge, Great White, REO Speedwagon, Hairball, Jet and others. In a world of bands who forgot what it means to entertain a crowd, this band brings back what rock has been missing for too many years with old school, tear your head off guitars and a contemporary stage presence.