Hometown: Baltimore

Current members: Gavin Elder, vocals, keyboard, guitar; Chris Dunn, guitar; Mark Cancellieri, keyboard; Lucien Walsh, bass; Darin Lang, drummer.

Founded in: 1991

Style: Rock

Influenced by: The Beatles, Flaming Lips, Morphine, Pink Floyd, Tom Waits.

Notable: Former Wilco drummer Ken Coomer co-produced Elder's record, which will be released April 1. The record is called Rock and/or Roll.

Quotable: Elder on his goal: "My hope is to be able to play for a living. That is the ideal thing, to be able to wake up and be able to write and play and never to need to deal with traffic."

For more information about the band, visit www.gavinelder.com.

-- Annie Linskey