Hometown // Baltimore
Current members // Ryan Finnerin, vocals and guitar; Jason Butcher, drums; Micah Huerta, keyboards; Denny Finnerin, backing vocals; Neil Cotterill, guitar; Eric Bloodsworth, bass; Amy Cavanaugh, cello
Founded in // 2005
Style // folk rock
Influenced by // Wilco, Spoon, Elliott Smith, the Beatles
Notable // Ryan Finnerin composed, arranged and recorded the lion's share of the instrumentation on the debut album, Everyday Needles for Electromagnetic Lovers. He started with a vocal or instrumental line and layered the rest of the songs around it.
Quotable // "I like to have songs be open-ended -- open for interpretation," Finneran said. "Each one of them means something different for me. ... That's what I think music's all about."
See the Red Vines tomorrow at Golden West Cafe, 1105 E. 36th St. Doors open at 10:30 p.m. $5. Caleb Stine and Small Sur will also perform. Call 410-889-8891 or go to goldenwestcafe.com. The band: myspace.com/theredvines.[SAM SESSACopyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun