Hometown // Ellicott City
Current members // A.J. Perdomo, lead vocals and bass; Cody Payne, guitar; Bryan Czap, guitar; Tyler Minsberg, drums
Founded in // 2006
Style // alt-rock
Influenced by // Name Taken, Third Eye Blind, Bright Eyes, U2, Phil Collins, Explosions in the Sky
Notable // Though three of the band members just graduated from high school, the group has already been on three tours and recorded two EPs. The release party for the second EP, If You Could Only Keep Me Alive, is Sunday.
Quotable // "We wanted to get a record deal and show labels that we were working hard," Payne said. "We thought it would impress them if we just put it together and went for it."
Hear the Dangerous Summer on Sunday at the Recher Theatre, 512 York Road in Towson. Doors open at 6 p.m. $10. For more information, call 410-337-7178. The band: myspace.com/dangeroussummer.