Hometown -- Pasadena

Current members --Ben Cowdery, drums; Joey Harkum, vocals and guitar; Aaron Hooper, bass; Will Finley, lead guitar; Matthew Richey, vocals; Ray Wroten, vocals; Geoff Burroughs, trumpet


Founded in --2001

Style --acoustic indie rock


Influenced by --Sublime, Flogging Molly, Johnny Cash, Operation Ivy, Bob Marley

Notable --To celebrate the release of its first packaged CD, Pasadena is throwing a bash in Sonar's lounge and on its club stage. A number of local bands will perform, there will be an art show and the first 100 people there get a free beer. The band refuses to play live covers.

Quotable --"We tell them nicely that we don't do that," Harkum said. "If we're all going to come out and set up and play - we have four hours of original material - we'd rather be playing our own material than someone else's stuff. It's more fun that way for us."

Hear Pasadena on Saturday at Sonar, 407 E. Saratoga St. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10. For more information, go to The artist: