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Meet the Band: Lionize

Hometown Silver Spring

Members Henry Upton, bass and vocals; Nate Bergman, guitar and vox; Mel Randolph, drums; Chris Brooks, keyboards and vocals

Founded 2002

Style reggae

Influenced by Steel Pulse, Led Zeppelin, Bob Marley, Burning Spear, Parliament Funkadelic

Notable Last November saw the release of Space Pope and the Glass Machine, a new 13-track album. The band traveled to Kingston, Jamaica, to record it.

Quotable "We didn't have a lot of expectations going in," Bergman said. "We wanted to make a record and it was about a vibe, and what better vibe could you get besides going down to Kingston?"

If you go Lionize performs with Intellibang, Ten Elevenths and A+ Gold Star on Sunday at the Ottobar, 2549 N. Howard St. Doors open at 8 p.m. Call 410-662-0069 or go to theottobar.com. The band: myspace.com/lionize.

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