Hometown // Baltimore
Current members // Ezekiel Jackson, MC; Jon Birkholz, keyboards; Matt Frazao, guitar; Nathan Ellman-Bell, drums; Ryan Dorsey, bass
Founded in // 2006
Style // experimental indie hip-hop
Influenced by // Deerhoof, Fela Kuti, Eric Dolphy, Cat Stevens, Paul Simon
Notable // Dorsey and Jackson sought each other out and founded the group. They have almost a dozen songs written and plan on going into the studio to record them for a debut album soon, Dorsey said. It should be released by January.
Quotable // "We have some really supportive fans that come to every one of our shows," Dorsey said. "'They're just like 'When are you going to have the record? When are you going to have the record?' We can't really put it off any longer. It could get pretty testy."
Hear Soul Cannon tomorrow at the Talking Head Club, 203 Davis St. Leprechaun Catering, RPM/Panacea and Protectograph will also perform. Doors open at 9 p.m.; the music starts at 10 p.m. $7. Go to talkingheadclub.com. The band: myspace.com/soulcannon.