Hometown: Salisbury and Baltimore
Members: Nick Haac, guitar; Jake Horner, bass; Autumn Haac, vocals; Michael Tull, drums
Style : rock
Influenced by: Coheed and Cambria, Say Anything, Every Time I Die
Notable: The band's first album, a five-song EP called It's My Pleasure, comes out in about two weeks. Band members worked on the album for almost a year with members of the Baltimore-based alt-rock group Blind Rhetoric.
Quotable: "It's got a story behind it," Nick Haac said. "If you listen to the songs in order and follow along with the lyrics and mood of the songs, you can get a pretty good idea of the whole thing. ... From what we hear, everyone loves it and thinks it's a great little musical ride."
If you go : Dakota John performs Saturday with Blind Rhetoric, Partikal and Sematic at Fletchers, 701 S. Bond St. The music starts at 8 p.m. $10. Go to fletchersbar.com. The band: myspace.com/iamdakotajohn.