More than a decade and a half ago, brothers Marty and Shaun McCoy assembled a group of friends in their native West Virginia to form Bobaflex.
The Nu Metal quintet (the name is a riff on Star Wars bounty hunter Boba Fett) started conceptually when Shaun McCoy met Aaron Lutz and Chris Drummond at Huntington’s Marshall University in 1997. The following year, the McCoy brothers solidified with the addition of bassist/vocalist Jerod Mankin, guitarist/vocalist Mike Steele and drummer Tommy Johnson. The band began a grinding road regiment that would decimate a lesser group, opening for the likes of Sevendust, Disturbed and Nickelback and hitting almost every major and minor festival along the way.
Bobaflex's local area appearance Saturday is at the A&G (Animation & Gaming) convention in Covington, running April 4-6 at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center on the riverfront. Visit cartooncon.org for tickets and full details.