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The Baltimore Sun

Hospital Garden

Home base: Pilsen/Lakeview/Logan SquareNeed to know: Formed in Dayton, Ohio in 2007, Hospital Garden—which takes its name from a William Carlos Williams poem--came to Chicago in 2009 and made its biggest mark with last year’s blistering full-length “Haunter.” The sound? “Indie noise pop,” a term coined by a Dayton newpaper that singer/guitarist Lucas Hollow, 29, agrees with. “It’s pop-rock, but it tends to get a little louder and noisier than a lot of other bands.”Influences: Guided by Voices, Wavves, The RamonesLive show: Hollow’s description is as effectively straightforward as the band’s music: “Loud and energetic. We love playing.”Claim to fame: Opened for Robert Pollard of Guided by Voices at Dayton Music Festival; positive press for “Haunter” from Loud Loop Press, Razorcake