Everyone loves a good origin story and we have the perfect one for you. This is the story of a band that is about to take a leap. A big one. And you will be ahead of the curve by knowing them now.
Hailing from Minneapolis, The Von Tramps may look like any other band at first. They paid their dues and played all the normal stops, but this band has certain qualities that make them stand out. What I mean by that is not only are they talented musicians, but they walk the line; they care about their fans, their fellow musicians, and do the right things, especially when it is not expected.
Going back in time to 2020, the band was ready to go on tour and they were about to blow up (like several other bands that 2020 brought down). The COVID lockdown delayed their eventual spotlight. In the early days, they made an appearance on Rodney Bingenheimer’s Underground Garage show on SiriusXM, and TNN RADIO in Laguna Beach. Their song “14B” took off, proving the future is definitely female.
The album led to more and more gigs, more tunes and eventually a record deal with SBAM Records.
The Von Tramps have been described as the female version of Blink-182 (with clothes). The band features Jenna Enemy on lead vocals and guitar, Chelsea Oxborough on guitar, and Krissandra Anfinson on bass. Their onstage performance is energy personified, and Enemy’s vocals make this band stand out. Their sonic vision has come full circle with their latest single, “Goldfish Memories.”
Their music, videos, and live performances have created a fanbase that spans the planet. With SBAM behind them, they are hitting the road for several cool gigs, including a stint with The Dollyrots on “The Hey Girl Tour.”
THE HEY GIRL TOUR 2023
SBAM Fest is a big one, and that is up next for The Von Tramps. The festival features Rancid, Anti-Flag, Zebrahead, Bowling For Soup, Frank Turner, Hot Water Music, and The Menzingers. The only downside is the festival is in Austria. Hopefully with the ongoing success of this festival, it will find its way to this side of the pond.
Seriously, lots of bands have a promising future, but only a select few actually pay their dues in full. When you come across those bands, check them out before they become the next big thing.
If you are looking for a good time, do yourself a favor and check out The Von Tramps when they come to your neck of the woods. In the meantime, you can catch them tonight at Uptown VFW in Minneapolis with The Dollyrots, Surly Grrly and DJ WRRC..