Maryland's Finest Vol. VII feat. Karissa Laren
Shepherd, Team Jacob, Chris Bivens, Wise Eyes, Kane Mayfield, Scarlett, Apollo Sun, Rico Reed, The Grey Area, Alex Peters, Little Bird, Dirk Schwenk
20 Market Place
Baltimore, MD, 21202
Doors 6:00 PM / Show 7:00 PM
Maryland outfit ‘Wise Eyes’ was formed in the outset of the summerl of 2010 in the diverse culture of Bowie, thirty-five minutes from Baltimore and twenty minutes from Washington DC. A crisp and clean/slightly distorted up beat tempo followed by catchy breakdowns, integrates a folk edge to their punk roots. What was originally just a couple of guys jamming out in a basement at three o'clock in the morning instantly progressed into a talented and motivated four peice band. Less than 6 months later, the band released their first EP titled "The One". Wise eyes consists of vocalist/guitarist Sean Moore, vocalist/bassist Evan Ruhl, lead guitarist Brett Setera, and drummer Jay D'Annunzio. While the guys are frequently playing as many local venues as they can, they're working towards touring nationally in a city near you. Listen for a sound you can feel with a message you can clearly see...
A four piece band without a genre to call home, Little Bird is energetic and unpredictable; a group of guys that, while stepping outside the box, still keep the roots and basics of good-tasting music. A blend of funk, blues, and contagious grooves to make you move, known as “Annapolis Rock.” Little Bird started in 2009 with Jay Hurtt from Lothian, MD. He self-recorded and released 2 projects of his own. Four years later he meets James Rubush, Mike Ware, and Chris Elvidge. The full band portion of Little Bird had their debut performance January 2013.
The band released their first demo on July 4, 2013, entitled “American Spirits LP,” they led a small tour throughout the east coast over the summer and fall months playing with the likes of Long Miles (Philly), Dangermuffin (North Carolina), Rob Perna Band (Philly), and Bumpin Uglies (Annapolis) as well as local aritist such as Skribe, Pressing Strings, Harrison Cofer of the Dirty Names. More importantly, they want to remind people that music can still be fresh and different while also being organic and pure.
As they start to write new material for 2014, Little BIrd is aiming their vision towards new and innovative song structures with the focus on incorporating rhythm and melody in a loose and colorful sound.