Steve Calhoon was one of the core members of Mono Puff following the band's expansion from a John Flansburgh solo project to a full band. Calhoon was the drummer for both of Mono Puff's full-length albums, sometimes joined by percussionist Phil Hernandez. Calhoon also played drums on They Might Be Giants's cover of "New York City", which appeared on Factory Showroom in 1996.
Apart from his work with They Might Be Giants, Calhoon was in the band Skeleton Key with Erik Sanko of The Lounge Lizards, Rick Lee, and Chris Maxwell. Maxwell later formed The Elegant Too with Hernandez. More recently, Calhoon has performed with the bands pretendo and Morricone Youth.