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Meet the Band

Get to know the area music scene, one band at a time.

  • Meet the Band: Laura Baron

    Hometown Bethesda Members Laura Baron, guitar and vocals; Pat Quinn, bass, guitar, piano and vocals Founded 1987 Style rock 'n' roll Influenced by Mary Chapin Carpenter, Alex Cuba, Shawn Colvin, Rosa Passos Notable Baron recorded and released five children's albums before switching gears and making...

  • Meet the Band: Junkrod Joe and the Cadillac Hearse

    Hometown Baltimore Members "Junkrod" Joe Anderson on guitar and vocals; Darren "Drunkrod" Daniels on electric bass; and Matty "Bo-Hemian" Klier on drums Founded 2002 Style rock 'n' roll Influenced by Black Sabbath, Dick Dale, The Cramps, The White Stripes, Reverend Horton Heat Notable The power...

  • Meet the Band: The Everlove

    Hometown Towson Members Ryan Keaton, guitar and vocals; Matt Thomas, bass; Stanley Trutsi, guitar; Tom Haller, drums Founded 2008 Style pop Influenced by The Beatles, The Killers, Beach Boys, Jonas Brothers Notable Three of the four band members used to play in a group called Adelphi. As The Everlove,...

  • Meet the Band: The Herd of Main Street

    Hometown Baltimore Members Peter Wile, vocals, guitar and harmonica; Gena Smith, guitar, vocals and pedal steel; Corey Zook, guitar; Lance Smith, drums; Nick Jewett, bass Founded 2007 Style rock/Americana Influenced by Bob Dylan, the blues, Hank Williams Notable Tomorrow, the band will officially...

  • Meet the Band: E. Joseph and the Phantom Heart

    Hometown Baltimore Members Ed "E. Joseph" Neenan, vocals, guitars, keyboards and drums; Nick Porcaro, drums and percussion; Mia Regalado, bass and backing vocals; Bryan "Snuttock" Lee, piano and synthesizers Founded 2006 Style experimental rock Influenced by Grant Lee Buffalo, U2, The Chameleons,...

  • Meet the Band: Sonic Bloom

    Hometown Baltimore Members Rory Brennan, drums; Dave Fullerton, guitar; Dillon Sullivan, vocals; Eric Courtney, bass Founded in 2005 Style experimental rock Influenced by Radiohead, Incubus, Primus, Smashing Pumpkins, Mogwai Notable It'll only be Sonic Bloom for a few more weeks. Next month, the...

  • Meet the Band: Small Sur

    Hometown Baltimore Members Bob Keal, guitar and vocals; Austin Stahl, percussion; Jamie Saltsman, double bass; Andy Abelow, saxophone and banjo; Julianne Nelson, background vocals Founded 2004 Style Ambient folk Influenced by Will Oldham, Nick Drake Notable Last August, Small Sur released its debut...

  • Meet the Band: J Butts

    Hometown Severn Members Jamal Butler Founded Signed to ASAP Music Group, a Baltimore-based label, last year Style hip-hop Influenced by Jay-Z Notable J Butts, who last year received a write-up in the national magazine Hip Hop Weekly, is 16 and raps about teen life sans profanity. His exuberant...

  • Meet the Band: Fire in the Hole

    Hometown Towson Members Zach Cummins, rhythm guitar and lead vocals; Brian Sturgeon, drums; Matt Rampolla, keyboards and vocals; Tim Davis, bass; Michael Klicos, lead guitar Founded 2007 Style rock Influenced by Thrice, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Saosin Notable Because the band members come from...

  • Meet the Band: Bad Liquor Pond

    Hometown Baltimore Members Dave Gibson, guitar and vocals; Todd Martin, bass; Brad Faddis, guitar; Paul Fuller, drums Founded 2005 Style psychedelic rock Influenced by Brian Jonestown Massacre, the Rolling Stones, Donovan Notable The band took its name from a real pond in western Howard County,...

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