Hometown: Baltimore

Current members: Robbie Jamieson, drums; Kevin Molitor, guitar; Justin Temple, bass; Brian Wade, vocals and guitar

Founded in: 2004

Style: alt-rock

Influenced by: Pearl Jam, The Used, Jimmy Eat World, Led Zeppelin, Muse, Thrice

Notable: The band's next show will be a 35-minute acoustic set at Brass Monkey Saloon. Wade said the band is looking forward to shaving their sound.

Quotable: "It's kind of fun to break our songs down acoustically, because we do a lot of stuff with effects," Wade said. "When you break it down to the acoustics, you get to hear the base melodies that underlie everything."

For more information about the band, visit blindrhetoric.com.



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