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About Lucky Boys Confusion

Lucky Boys Confusion is an American rock band from the western suburbs of Chicago, Illinois, United States. Hailing from DuPage County, the band's music is a mix of rock, punk, ska and hip hop. The band consists of vocalist Kaustubh "Stubhy" Pandav, guitarist/vocalist Adam Krier, bassist Jason Schultejann, and drummer Ryan Fergus. Guitarist and founding member Joe Sell was a member of the band until his death. Pandav and Krier write the majority of the band's songs.


Lucky Boys Confusion formed in 1997 shortly after the breakups of Pandav and Fergus's band, Farmboy, and Krier and Sell's band, Spinning Jenny. After recruiting Schultejann on bass, the group quickly released an EP, What Gets Me High. In late 1998 they released their name first full-length album, Growing Out of It, under their own label, Townstyle Records. The album contained the song "Dumb Pop Song", which had gained airplay on Chicago alternative rock station Q101. In 2000, the band released The Soapbox Spectacle, featuring a new version of "Fred Astaire", and five new songs. During this time, the band recorded a video for "Dumb Pop Song".


In 2000, the band signed a major-label deal with Elektra Records. They headed to California in the fall of that year to begin recording the album Throwing the Game, which was released on May 8, 2001. It featured new versions of songs from their first two releases and several new songs, including a cover of Jocelyn Enriquez's "Do You Miss Me?". The band also released a video for the song "Bossman" featuring Beenie Man. In 2008, "Bossman" was featured in a commercial for the gum Extra.


Their second effort for Elektra Records, Commitment, proved to be their most popular record. Michael Miguel Happoldt produced the album, which contained fifteen new songs that shifted from ska or hip hop influences to pop rock influences. The band recorded a video for "Hey Driver", and the song was featured in the movies Looney Tunes: Back in Action, Without a Paddle, and New York Minute, and the video game MVP Baseball 2004.


In 2004, the band was dropped by Elektra Records. After mockingly referring to the company as "Neglektra", the band members were happy to have a fresh start. In August 2005, the band independently released The Red Tape Outtakes , a 12-song collection of unreleased tracks and outtakes.


The band released How to Get Out Alive on June 13, 2006. It contained four new songs and a cover of Dramarama's "Anything, Anything".


On September 20, 2006, the band announced via its Myspace page that they were going on hiatus and quelled rumors of a breakup in a message the following day that it was only a "short break" and that fans shouldn't worry. At their final show before the hiatus in Iowa City, Iowa, the band assured concertgoers that their annual 'Songs from a Scene' concerts would go on in December at the Metro in Chicago after they returned to a sense of "normality" over the next few months.


This article uses material from the Wikipedia article "Lucky Boys Confusion", which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.

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