EOE is a band that started in East Pittsburgh, PA in 1992. EOE's sound was influenced by many types of music (Punk, Ska, Oi, Funk, Hardcore and Classic Rock). The name EOE evolved from the logo of its original name Esoteric Edge, which was 2 back to back E's linked by a circle. (see image) The original lineup consisted of: Brandonn Petri (Lead Vocals / Guitar), Shane Callahan* (Lead Guitar / Backup Vocals) Tom Bielek** (Bass / Backup vocals) Larry Kobulinsky (Drums) The Lineup changed in 1998 when Shane left for college. He was replaced by the band's longtime friend Jim Lucas. EOE currently consists of all 5 members.
*Shane currently plays guitar for the Soul Radics (Nashville based ska band on Jump Up Records) www.facebook.com/soulradics
**Tom Currently plays bass for Rivet (Los Angeles based rock band) www.facebook.com/rivetband
Music History in Pittsburgh:
Their footprint was left in the Pittsburgh music scene in the 90's, when there wasn't much of a punk scene coming out of the Monongahela Valley. There weren't many all ages venues to play, so they rented out local firehalls and played all the venues in Pittsburgh that had bands. They performed at venues such as Graffiti, Metropol, The Decade, The Laga, Oakland Beehive, and many others. EOE opened for famous acts such as the Deftones, Orange 9mm, MU330, Madball, Face to Face, The Pharcyde, Voodoo Glow Skulls, and the list goes on. Their music was featured on 105.9 The X radio and on a WQED documentary "Jobs the Class of 2000".
Their Debut Album Sweet Jimmy (1995 / Audiomation / Jeff Boller) Sold Out Completely within the first year. Their followup Generation E (1997 / Jeree Records / Klint Macro and Matt Walsh) was the perfect compliment to their evolving sound. In 2007 they released Ye Olde EOE, a collection of basement tracks and B-sides. Their entire music library is available for Free Download at: www.reverbnation.com/eoerecords