Hometown: Owings Mills

Current members: Rob Hinkal, vocals, guitar; Heather Lloyd, vocals, guitar, percussion; Rowan Corbett, percussion, vocals; Sharif Kellogg, piano, bass.

Founded in: 1999

Style: Acoustic guitar

Influenced by: Alice in Chains, Tool, Indigo Girls, Ani DiFranco

Notable: The band spends about half the year touring. It has put out two studio records and one live record.

Quotable: Lloyd on ilyAIMY's style: "A lot of people look at the acoustic guitar and assume that we're going to be folk -- very low key and very pretty. And some of it is that. But our songs are much more aggressive than most bands fronted by an acoustic guitar."

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

-- Annie Linskey