Meet the Band: aFreudianSlip

Hometown: Baltimore

Current members: Billy Fisher, vocals; Dan Douglass, guitar; Jeremy Gillikin, bass; Steve Sladki, drums.


Founded in: 2003

Style: grunge/metal


Influenced by: Stone Temple Pilots and Machine Head.

Notable: In Baltimore, a town where hard-and-heavy bands once ruled the music scene, many local electro- and indie-pop groups are experiencing a new wave of success. But the rock 'n' roll paradigm shift hasn't stopped neophyte grunge/metal outfit aFreudianSlip from making its mark in Charm City.

AFS has garnered much praise and support from the local community since it began a year ago. It's most recent triumph: winning last month's local music showcase at Fletcher's.

Quotable: Fisher on finding an audience for the band's hard-edged sound: "There are still some kids out there [in Baltimore] that want to hear some rocking metal. And that's what we're trying to do, [to] bring metal to the forefront" again.

Check out aFreudianSlip tomorrow when the band plays the Royal in Federal Hill. Skitzo Calypso, After Five and King Valley are also billed. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $5 for those over 21 and $10 for those under. The Royal is at 1542 Light St. For more information, call 410-783-7776 or visit

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