Hometown // Bel Air
Current members // Mark Creaney, guitarist/singer; Robert Ransom, keyboards, accordion, mandolin; Jim McLaughlin, guitar, vocals; Drew Schlegel, bass; Brendan Smith, drums
Founded in // 2005
Style // experimental party rock
Influenced by // Gogol Bordello, Bob Dylan, The Band, Talking Heads
Notable // The band just released a new album The Devil's in the Bar. In October, the members are heading back to the studio to cut an acoustic album. In December, they'd like to record yet another CD.
Quotable // "We have so many songs," Schlegel said. "I think our next electric album could be a double CD. We're pushing out songs right now."
Hear The Gonzo Circus tonight at Looney's Pub North, 312 S. Main St. in Bel Air. Basshound will also perform. The music starts at 10 p.m. Free. Call 410-803-7080. The band: myspace.com/thegonzocircus.[SAM SESSA