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Hometown: Clarksville

Current members: Ryan McMichael, alto and soprano saxophone, piano and vocals; Reid Draper, upright and electric bass; Brian Grahn, lead vocals and rhythm guitar; Sam Drazin, percussion; Rob Turer, lead guitar

Founded in: 2004

Style: Rock

Influenced by: Dave Matthews, John Mayer, Coldplay, Ben Folds, Pink Floyd

Notable: Alibi won 24 free hours of recording time in a February battle of the bands at Nation nightclub in Washington. The result: A nine-song original album to be released at the Funk Box June 18.

Quotable: On cutting the album: "You suddenly get this huge respect for recording artists," McMichael said. "At the same time, you're very jealous of the fact that they have unlimited time and money to record these great albums."

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-- Sam Sessa

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