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Jonathan Richman
Like/dislike: Drunk Monk
Like/dislike: Drunk Monk

It all started in a freezing cold warehouse in early January. Three old friends, all with different music backgrounds, got together for their first band practice. They didn’t know what genre they were going for other than surf rock, but before the first hour was up they had their first song written. By the end of the practice, they had two. Since then, the sound of Drunk Monk has become something else entirely. “To me, it’s a kind of psychedelic surf doom jazz,” says Jacob Honaker, 27, the band’s guitarist. Jacob, along with fellow band members Apostolos Alexandratos (27; drums) and Jeff Rettberg (24; bass), has been playing shows in Baltimore since August....