The RockBox: 2017


The RockBox returns! 

More affordable! More vinyl! More additions from our sponsors: Bodan Kuma Records, Chronicle Books, High Moon Records, Quarto Books and Rum Bar Records, and now with Free Shipping! Every box…

  • Features music and under-the-radar swag from big-name-but-still-happening alternative / rock artists you know and love.
  • Exposes you to a cool, brand new group of artists, labels, and companies worthy of your fandom.
  • Supports the work of indie musicians, artists, labels and retailers.
  • Is a sweet deal, costing way less than you’d pay if you bought these things yourself (if you could find some of this stuff on your own!)

Take a gander to the left to see sample boxes we have sent out already, but since no two boxes are the same, we can only say yours may be similar!

And this year the RockBox offers FREE SHIPPING to the 48 contiguous US states (for international shipping, Alaska and Hawaii, email us at [email protected])!

Limited quantities of each exist – when they’re gone, they’re gone! Our 2015 boxes sold out quickly so, don’t delay! Get yours today!

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What will you find inside? Each box will have a curated and unique assortment of classic rock / indie rock / college rock / retro stuff, hand-selected from our fantastic pile of musical goodies housed at the Rockerzine office and offered to you from our wonderful RockBox partners!

  • Bodan Kuma Records“Unleashing Good Music” on the populace is the motto of this discerning LA upstart, from bright pop to future-facing singles and everything in between.
  • Chronicle BooksThe San Francisco-based independent publisher that “sees things differently” offering books, stationery and gifts as clever as they are cool.
  • High Moon Records: NYC’s premiere boutique reissue label, bringing listeners essential releases from lesser known gems, cult legends and acknowledged music visionaries in optimum fidelity and with deluxe packaging.
  • Quarto BooksThe home to band bios as gorgeous as they are informative, including craveable tomes about The Who, Black Sabbath, Fleetwood Mac, The Doors, Bruce Springsteen and more.
  • Rum Bar Records: Serving up the coolest and catchiest rock n’ roll, power pop, punk, garage and glam rock releases from their headquarters in Boston MA; home to The Connection, WATTS, Kurt Baker Band, Muck and the Mires and more.


Every box has a retail value of just about double what you pay, and may feature any or all of the following:

  • Fresh, full-length CDs, vinyl, & downloadable music from our indie-label partners Rum Bar Records , Bodan Kuma Records and High Moon Records, along with a handful of additions from some of our favorite bands who are sending along recent releases just for you!
  • Gorgeous band bios from our beloved book partner Quarto Press, rocking comics from Columbus’ fantastic Nix Comics, and other assorted high quality rock n’ roll reads – many of which we’ve reviewed in our pages in the past year!
  • Kooky, musically themed fun stuff, vintage rock and roll goodies, plus a special little something from Chronicle Books – San Francisco’s #1 name in hip!
  • “The Rockerzine Hit Machine,” featuring new and exclusive tracks from some of our favorite artists we’ve featured in Rocker!

Can you give me a peek at exactly what’s in the box?

We can’t tell you EVERYTHING – these are mystery-boxes after all!  But we can tell you each box will include one of 2 nifty ultra-limited 7″ singles:


The addictive self-released 7″ single from incisive pop / punk legend Robyn Hitchcock, soulfully strumming along with sugary sadcore chantuese Emma Swift on their double a-side 45 “Love is a Drag” b/w “Life Is Change“.

“Everything you want, crashes like a car,” sing Robyn Hitchcock & Emma Swift on “Love Is A Drag,” the deliciously bittersweet celebration of ardor and adoration that marks their second 7 inch release as a duo and Hitchcock’s first new music in more than two years.  Robyn and Emma’s vocals intertwine beautifully, suspending time, leaving you hanging on each lyric as if in a trance. Life might be change, love a drag, but these two songs are gorgeous.” – Kevin Cole, KEXP

– OR –

A fresh copy of glam-punk legends The New York Dolls’ “Personality Crisis / Trash (1973 Mercury demos)” First time on a single- the 1973 Paul Nelson- produced demos of the band’s top two smash hits from Norton Records on dreamy pink vinyl!

“[These tracks] sound so different it’s like hearing them for the first time…The Dolls were unique, a conglomeration of personality, style, dirty chops, rock’n’blues knowledge, and molten lead power. This is the duct-tape-held-together side of it, and it’s a hoot.” – AppleMusic

Finding out about new music and keeping up to date with your old favorites can feel like a slog. Seriously, who has the time? The Rockbox makes being in the know easy, affordable and fun for you, or for a music loving pal or relative.

Treat yourself to a bit of rock and roll fun: Limited to 100, when they’re gone, they’re gone!

Got more questions? Email us at [email protected]

Got your own label, have a band, or are you making a cool item you want to be considered for a future RockBox?

Email us at [email protected]

PS Don’t worry about getting a bunch of third-rate junk. We spent months sourcing the stuff in this box for you, and we stand behind them with our 100% money back guarantee.

Additional information

Weight 19.5 oz
Dimensions 11.125 x 8.75 x 3 in

2 reviews for The RockBox: 2017

  1. Lisa

    A crazy collection of stuff!” – says my happy Rockbox recipient!

  2. Barbara

    A shout out to Rockerzine for their brilliant ROCK box! My husband loves it!! Thank you!!!

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