the Cloak Ox

The Cloak Ox is made of four staunch music-making Midwestern men. They are Andrew Broder, Jeremy Ylvisaker, Mark Erickson and Martin Dosh and their names may be familiar. Of course, they may not be. They hail from Minneapolis, MN, and have been friends for many years, playing a lot—a lot—of music together and apart. They have started bands, quit bands, restarted bands, played in others' bands, inspired other people's bands that became very successful, and even sometimes joined those bands after the fact. Suffice it to say, they have played damn near every kind of music there is to play. 

But with the Cloak Ox, these four return to rock and roll, and they play it very, very well. Sometimes it's loud and sometimes it's quiet. Sometimes it's funky and sometimes it's gentle. Sometimes they spazz the fuck out and sometimes they boogie. Andrew's words can be sad or funny, surreal or mundane, tender or venomous. And it's the combination of all of those things that makes the band's debut EP, Prisen, something to marvel at—a modern testament to human ingenuity and American workmanship proudly no more nor less than sum of its finely tuned parts. In their past lives, combos and collaborations, the members of the Cloak Ox have been lauded and dismissed. They have succeeded and failed. They have been respected and completely forgotten. Their story is a lot like your story, and you are the best rock and roll band in the world.

Past Shows


Feb
6
th
2019
Turf Club
Feb
6
th
2019
Turf Club

Andrew Broder

with the Cloak Ox, Lynn Avery, Angel Davanport and more!
Jan
30
th
2019
Turf Club
Jan
30
th
2019
Turf Club

Andrew Broder

with the Cloak Ox, Angel Davanport, NAEEM (DJ Set) and more!
Mar
11
th
2017
Palace Theatre
Mar
11
th
2017
Palace Theatre

The Jayhawks

with The Cactus Blossoms and the Cloak Ox
Jan
18
th
2017
Turf Club
Jan
18
th
2017
Turf Club

Andrew Broder

with K.Raydio, the Cloak Ox and RONiiA
Aug
23
rd
2016
7th St Entry
Aug
23
rd
2016
7th St Entry

Solid Gold, the Cloak Ox and Invisible Boy

with DJ LOUIS and Aaron Rice
Dec
31
st
2015
7th St Entry
Dec
31
st
2015
7th St Entry

Kill The Vultures, the Cloak Ox, Greg Grease and more!

New Year's Eve in the 7th St Entry
Dec
19
th
2014
Mainroom
Dec
19
th
2014
Mainroom

Jeremy Messersmith

with the Cloak Ox
Mar
14
th
2014
Holy Mountain
Mar
14
th
2014
Holy Mountain

MIDWEST SHOWCASE 2014 DAY PARTY

with Lizzo, John Mark Nelson, Pink Frost and more!
Mar
6
th
2014
Mainroom
Mar
6
th
2014
Mainroom

ARE YOU LOCAL?

with the Cloak Ox, Dave Simonett, John Mark Nelson and more!
Nov
27
th
2013
7th St Entry
Nov
27
th
2013
7th St Entry

the Cloak Ox

with Greg Grease, Wiping out Thousands and Brute Heart
Oct
4
th
2013
Fine Line
Oct
4
th
2013
Fine Line

WHY?

with the Cloak Ox
Jan
20
th
2012
7th St Entry
Jan
20
th
2012
7th St Entry

Father You See Queen

with Marijuana Deathsquads, the Cloak Ox and Robust Worlds
Nov
2
nd
2011
7th St Entry
Nov
2
nd
2011
7th St Entry

the Cloak Ox

with Mike 2600, Gay Witch Abortion and Food Pyramid
Apr
23
rd
2011
7th St Entry
Apr
23
rd
2011
7th St Entry

Red Pens

with Oaks, Total Babe and the Cloak Ox
Mar
26
th
2011
7th St Entry
Mar
26
th
2011
7th St Entry

the Cloak Ox and Southeast Engine

with Votel and FORTIFIED FIVE

More Shows

Nov
4
th
Turf Club

The Jungle Giants

Jul
16
th
First Avenue

80s vs 90s Party

with DJ Dave Paul (San Francisco) and DJ Marco (Philadelphia)
Nov
7
th
First Avenue

The Record Company

Oct
6
th
First Avenue

Sigrid