MEET THE BAND

The Baltimore Sun

Hometown: Silver Spring

Members : Henry Upton, bass and vocals; Nate Bergman, guitar and vox; Mel Randolph, drums; Chris Brooks, keyboards and vocals

Founded: 2002

Style: reggae

Influenced by: Steel Pulse, Led Zeppelin, Bob Marley, Burning Spear, Parliament Funkadelic

Notable: Last November saw the release of Space Pope and the Glass Machine, a new 13-track album. The band traveled to Kingston, Jamaica, to record it.

Quotable: "We didn't have a lot of expectations going in," Bergman said. "We wanted to make a record and it was about a vibe, and what better vibe could you get besides going down to Kingston?"

If you go : Lionize performs with Intellibang, Ten Elevenths and A+ Gold Star on Sunday at the Ottobar, 2549 N. Howard St. Doors open at 8 p.m. Call 410-662-0069 or go to theottobar.com. The band: myspace.com/lionize.

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