THB, Banditos, Wayward and more confirmed for Cosmic Cocktail!


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Hometown -- Washington

Current members --Vijay Shanker, drums; John Woolf, bass and vocals; Tom McCarthy, guitar and vocals; Jeff Wharen, vocals and guitar; Mike Beach, piano and keyboards;

Founded in --2004

Style --indie rock

Influenced by --Radiohead, Damien Rice, the Frames, Arcade Fire

Notable --Since forming three years ago, band members have gelled into a cohesive songwriting and performing unit, Beach said. Narcotic, their first full-length album, came out in May and features introspective songs about relationships and struggles. On the tracks, the band is asking questions and exploring issues, he said.

Quotable --"As you write lyrics, you start with an idea," Beach said. "As you get deeper into it, it transforms from an idea into something pretty intense. ... I think some of the songs sonically parallel that songwriting process."

Hear No Second Troy today at DC9, 1940 Ninth St. N.W. in Washington. The music starts at 9 p.m. There is a $10 suggested donation, which benefits the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. For more information, call 202-483-5000 or go to The band:

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