Hometown // Washington
Current members // Ben Thornewill, piano and vocals; Tommy Siegel, guitar and vocals; Jesse Kristin, drums and vocals
Founded in // 2004
Style // indie rock
Influenced by // the Flaming Lips, the Smiths, Frank Zappa
Notable // Thornewill and Siegel each have a distinct songwriting style, and both contribute tunes to the trio's repertoire. The band's debut album, Live and Let Ghosts, will be in stores in mid-April.
Quotable // "We both write enough songs where we could have our own solo bands," Siegel said. "But with both of us bringing it to the same band, you have to think about your songs in a new way and play them with a group mentality in mind, and I think that makes them stronger in the end."
[SAM SESSASee Jukebox the Ghost on Saturday at the Rock and Roll Hotel, 1353 H St. N.W. in Washington. $10. Doors open at 8 p.m. Bear Hands, Modern Skirts and Tereu Tereu will also perform. Call 202-388-7625 or go to rockandrollhoteldc.com. The band: myspace.com/jukeboxtheghost.