Current members: Shawna Christine, vocals and guitar; Brooks Harlan, vocals, guitar and synthesizer; Adam Yeargin, bass; Scott Tiemann, drums.
Founded in: 2003
Influenced by: According to guitarist Harlan, each member is influenced by a different musical genre, from world music and jazz to '80s pop and hardcore.
Notable: Originally from Texas, these veteran rockers got a change of scenery -- and a new band -- when they moved to Charm City. Their latest recording, a five-song EP, was released last July.
Quotable: Harlan on the band's style and songwriting techniques: "I tell people that we're scientist rock [because] that title sort of describes how we write songs."
"We ... approach songwriting from a sort of science experiment point of view. We have all these different parts [of a song] and we just work through those until we find something."
Check out Avec, performing Sunday at the Talking Head Club. Also billed is Narrator. Doors open at 9 p.m. The Talking Head is at 203 E. Davis St. Call 410-962-5588 or visit www.talkingheadclub.com. For more information on Avec, visit www.avecmu sic.net.