One Koast Entertainment Presents
One Koast Entertainment Presents Maryland Live Vol. 8
Velma, Cafe LaMotta, Brandon Ryan, Higher Education, Tommy McGee, Knolly Moles, Harlot, Joint Effort, Sue Kuchli, Wise Eyes, Anthony Frijia, Little Bird
20 Market Place
Baltimore, MD, 21202
Doors 6:30 PM / Show 7:00 PM
Watch & Listen
Danny and Peter Devaney started Higher Education in their parents basement with Bradley Wilson in 2010. As true students of music, they are inspired by artists such as Sublime, Jimi Hendrix, The Beatles, Nirvana and Bob Marley. They create a unique sound, compose masterful lyrics, and have an arsenal of melodies that make it hard for you to sit still. Their debut album, Chasing Highs, is a mixture of 90s rock, psychedelic chords, and heavy beats, and are currently working on their second album.
From the street corner to large music venues, the Frederick, Maryland-based, Knolly Moles, are energetic and infectious. Their music resonates with diverse crowds, drawing comparisons to a range of artists including: Sublime, Jimi Hendrix, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Slightly Stoopid, and Dave Matthews.
Show goers can expect an indescribable, intangible element that is "The Knolly Moles" sound. You have to see it, hear it, feel it, to understand. Whether it’s connecting with the sometimes silly, but always genuine lyrics sliced directly from the lives they lead, or simply energizing people to get up and dance once the music begins, The Knolly Moles provide an enjoyable and emotional experience that is both raw and relate-able.
With over 150 shows under their belt, The Knolly Moles are an in demand act throughout the Mid-Atlantic area. Past performances include The Whiskey in Annapolis, Fat Tuesday’s in Virginia, Hard Rock Cafe, and the 8x10 in Baltimore, to name a few. They have proudly performed as the support act for Lukas Nelson and the Promise of the Real as well as Blind Melon and G Love. Their music is gaining recognition amongst radio with the song, “Fresh Out” having been featured on 98Rock’s Noise in the Basement. Local press is also gaining support as the song “GGD” was voted as one of top ten songs of Frederick, Maryland by Colin Mcguire of the Frederick News Post.
The band continues to record new material and expand their reach. Having completed their second demo, TKM is looking forward to playing their original music to an ever growing loyal fan base.
“The Knolly Moles are about fun. Pure unadulterated fun.” – Colin McGuire, The Frederick News Post
“The Knolly Moles are a great up and coming band that have a very bright future. Their grooves are unique, and they possess great songwriting skills.” -Doug Seligson, DPX Entertainment
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.