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Meet the Band: The Dance Party

HometownCollege Park

MembersMick Coogan, vocals and guitar; Danny Hoag, bass; Jeff David, drums; Kevin Bayly, guitar; Drew Doucette, keyboards and guitar


StylePower pop

Influenced byThe Cars, Santogold, Cobra Starship, Van Halen

NotableThe band has been working with producer/engineer Andros Rodriguez ( Justin Timberlake, Ludacris) in New York City for its new album. Doucette and Rodriguez were friends, and Doucette persuaded him to see one of The Dance Party's shows. Rodriguez agreed, liked what he saw and offered to help them with the record. As a result, it sounds more layered and danceable, Bayly said.

Quotable"We're super-stoked," Bayly said. "Our last record sounded really indie, and this one sounds super-produced."

If you goThe Dance Party performs with Red Headed Temper on Saturday at The Ottobar, 2549 N. Howard St. Doors open at 8 p.m. Call 410-662-0069 or go to theottobar.com. The band: myspace.com/thedanceparty.

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