The Stepford Five were a rock band from Columbus, Ohio featuring Keith Jenkins (vocals, guitar) Jason Dziak (guitar, keyboards, vocals), Tim Minneci (bass, vocals) and Mark Kovitya (drums). TS5 originally formed in 1998, the band stopped playing shows in early 2007 and later stopped writing, recording or practicing, eventually going on hiatus. In those nine years, the band released three full-length albums, an EP, a Christmas single, appeared on several compilations, started a record label with their friends, played over two-hundred shows throughout the Midwest, toured the East Coast for a week and played at a number of regional music conferences. During this time, a few cds and t-shirts were sold. This book captures not only the online and real world history of the band, but contextualizes it within the shifting landscape of nascent social media, early MP3 technology, homemade music blogs and the shift away from brick'n'mortar music stores and media outlets.
Timothy D. Minneci grew up in the suburbs of Buffalo, New York and has authored several fiction and non-fiction books. He is the co-host of the long-running 1990s music-focused Dig Me Out Podcast. He lives with his family in Columbus, Ohio.