Artist Profile: The Boner Killerz | Video Interview

If what a band calls itself has any relevance to its ethos, The Boner Killerz have it down pat. Developed out of an online search and brainstorm session, it indicates an edgy and explosive yet enthusiastic attitude towards its often blistering and dynamic compositions. Perhaps more succinctly, as guitarist/vocalist Eris Koleszar puts it, it’s a way to “instill fear into men I don’t want to associate with.”

The Omaha feminist rock trio — comprising Koleszar, bassist/vocalist Cara Heacock and drummer/vocalist Anna Schmidt — is no doubt inspired by the riot grrrl genre, from where the band gets its strong lyrical explicitness and live performance spunk. But there is much more to The Boner Killerz than that. Elements of indie rock, metal and thrash find their way into the mix, and there is a joyful undercurrent of pop influence often surfaces (like with their cover of TLC’s busta-bashing hit “No Scrubs”).

After a recent Lookout Lounge show, where the band played alongside Omaha’s Culture War and Denver’s Screwtape, The Boner Killerz sat down with HN for the latest artist profile. Watch below as they discuss finding a name, their forthcoming six-song EP and the pride they take in playing in a band that isn’t “just all guys.”

[The Boner Killerz release new EP All Boner Killerz / No Boner Fillerz Friday, Oct. 27 at Brothers Lounge. RSVP here.]

  • Mary

    Super happy this group is getting the attention they deserve! Definitely the best local show I’ve been to this year!

  • Alex

    I am so excited that Boner Killerz are getting this press and so many bookings! Can’t wait to see you all develop and reach new heights <3

  • Kait Berreckman

    I LOVE the Boner Killerz!! This EP is long-awaited and the attention is well-deserved!

  • Virginia Kathryn Gallner

    Absolutely love your band!!! Your live shows are so dynamic and energetic. Great to see this profile video highlighting your work!

  • So stoked about Boner Killerz! The Nebraska scene needs more feminist women.

  • Andrea Kay

    The Boner Killerz are one of my favorite local bands of all time!!! I’m so happy to see them getting some awesome attention! Love you all!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Emily Borgmann

    So grateful to have this amazing band in our community speaking openly about feminism and providing the music scene with a strong grrrrl band! Thanks for making great music and being a model for young femmes who need to see themselves represented!

  • Kati Michelle

    so rad!!! hugs all around!

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  • Morgan Diana Thompson

    I’m so excited for you and can’t wait to hear the EP! Congrats on the shoutout; it is well-deserved!

  • Grace

    Love the article, Hear Nebraska! Congrats to The Boner Killerz!

  • Angela Lapin

    Boner Killerz are a beautiful bastion of feminist expresion. Their music is timely and necessary.

  • Dannielle Swope

    Boner Killerz rock!

  • Sarah Wengert

    I love your sound, Boner Killerz! Looking forward to the EP.

  • Rachel Tomlinson Dick

    The Boner Killerz are one of my favorite bands! They all inspire me so much, both musically & personally.

  • Joe Shaw

    Awesome music!

  • I will be there! I can’t wait! <3

  • Emily Mla Johnson

    Omaha’s insanely lucky to have such a talented, badass group of women bringing feminism, girls’ musical education, LGBT activism and straight-up hilarious and jammin’ tunes to its stages. This band meets its fans and cares about its community! These women will go far 💯💓🌈💪🏼

  • Monica Maher

    spoo0o0ooo0o0oky!!! love this band, go see em if u haven’t yet! <3 <3 <3

  • LadySlippers

    🎉 Exciting! 🎉

    ✨ Thank you for showcasing an all women band on your site.✨ Babes in Toyland is one of my favourite bands and I’m thrilled and happy to support other similar bands. 🌷

    PS: Ladies, *great* name! 💖

  • Shell Cavanaugh Rawlings

    Clever, profound, straight in your face lyrics with bouncy beats you can’t resist. This band is worth paying the cover again and again.

  • Marin Krause

    Their live shows are a blast and our city is blessed to have such a force in the scene! Boner Killerz ROCK!

  • Destin Madison

    Rock it!

  • You lovely ladies are making the world a better place, thank you for sharing yourselves with us <3

  • Jane S. Manner

    Awesome band of wonderful women. Boner Killerz is the epitome of great names. I hope they grow to national fame!

  • Jordan Ellis

    Happy to see the Boner Killerz on the front page of HN! Can’t wait to see ya at Femme Fest, friends!!!

  • daddy rice

    Cool.