HOLE LOTTA ROCK: Local Band Set to Release First Album

Through the Kitchen Hole’s Aug. 5 debut features nine original songs

Thomas DeLapp |

ROCK IT TO 'EM. Through the Kitchen Hole formed thanks to a Memorial High School music fundraiser in 2018.
ROCK IT TO 'EM. Through the Kitchen Hole formed thanks to a Memorial High School music fundraiser in 2018. Now, the band is releasing its first album in August. (Contributed photo)

An up-and-coming rock band popular at events around the Chippewa Valley, Through the Kitchen Hole is known for its rock covers, as well as some original tunes. Now, they are releasing their first full album, titled Snake Eyes. Zach Menter, guitarist, described the band’s sound as a crosshatch of classic rock, hard rock, and metal. 

“Our original songs are a mix of metal and progressive metal, probably,” Menter said. “With random bits of whatever else we are thinking at the time.”

Through the Kitchen Hole was formed back in 2018 for a Memorial High School variety show. Since then, the lineup has changed a bit, but the band of friends stuck with making music and having fun. Since high school, said guitarist Toby Moszer, the group has grown both individually and as a band.  

“I think we’re all in general just a lot better,” he said. “I’ve been playing guitar in the band almost as long as I’ve been playing guitar outside the band, now.”

Menter agreed, and said as a cohesive group, they’ve developed immensely.

Seeger (left) and A. Moszer (right)
Seeger (left) and A. Moszer (right) recording for Snake Eyes.

“We’ve learned to work better with each other,” Menter said. “At first it was just having fun, and we still are having fun. But we can communicate and play better together now.”

Their new album, Snake Eyes, will be released on Aug. 5 and will be available to stream everywhere. Although Snake Eyes is their first all-original album, it’s not Through the Kitchen Hole’s first rodeo. A self-titled EP was released in 2018 featuring covers and one original track, “Transitions," after their 2018 runner-up performance at Rockonsin, a youth indie music competition that’s part of Milwaukee’s Summerfest.

Though the band’s members are now scattered across the state, several of them recently graduating from college, that isn’t stopping them quite yet. Menter and Moszer said they’re determined to keep writing and playing together when they can.

Alongside Menter and Moszer, lead vocalist Abby Moszer and bassist and vocalist Kate Seeger are all original members of the band. Their drummer, Braedon Laundrie, has been playing with the band for more than two years, and drumming for much longer than that.

Next up for the band, besides their album, are live shows in the Chippewa Valley in August in Menomonie, and another gig in November in St. Paul. 

Keep up with Through the Kitchen Hole on their Facebook page, and find their show dates, album info, and more at