Paperboy Jack delivers at Snake River Saloon |

Paperboy Jack delivers at Snake River Saloon

JENNIFER HARPERsummit daily news
Special to the DailyPaperboy Jack will be rocking out at the Snake River Saloon this weekend.

KEYSTONE – Paperboy Jack may sound like a masculine name, but the sultry, Joan Jett-sounding vocals from lead singer Amanda Sonic are anything but.”We didn’t want a girly name,” drummer Amanda Krantz said.The Los Angeles quartet picked up Sonic as a lead singer just 10 months ago, and since then things have been moving at light speed with writing, recording and touring.The self-dubbed “pop-alt-rock” band will be playing at 9:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Snake River Saloon in Keystone.

“Our sound is basically like Jimmy Eat World but with a high-energy, female front-woman like Gwen Stefani,” Krantz said. “It’s fun, high energy rock.”Krantz said the group sometimes gets grouped into the alternative music category, but they’re not as heavy or dark. “It’s definitely melodic and radio-friendly,” she said.Paperboy Jack’s musical influences run the gamut from Hoobastank and Incubus to They Might Be Giants and Weezer.

“We don’t sound like a lot of those bands, but they inspire us as far as performance,” Krantz said.Most of Paperboy Jack’s influential bands have found their way into the homes of many via MTV. Krantz doesn’t see the transition to the high-profile cable outlet as selling out.”They’re not sell outs if they’re playing the music they like, … but I personally grew up with the original MTV when they just played music videos,” she said.Although the group hasn’t yet signed with a label, they’re definitely open to the possibilities.

“What we’re looking for is funding to hire out different things like booking,” Krantz said. “But we’d be interested in a label if the right deal came along.”For more information on the band and upcoming tour dates, visit Harper can be contacted at (970) 668-3998, ext. 248, or at

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