Baltimore

Mike Bohorquez, lead guitar and vocals; Brian Strawhand, bass; Sameer Khan, drums; Johnny Stagg, saxophone and flute

2006

rock, jazz and hip-hop

Grateful Dead, Bob Marley, Maceo Parker

Their first full-length album, tentatively titled Music is a Fire, should be out later this year. A good deal of their songs are finalized through live improvisational practice sessions, Bohorquez said.

"There needs to be a certain amount of humbleness in the band for us to be able to react to what we're playing," Bohorquez said. "We need to be able to come to an agreement on a song."