Lineup: Singer/guitarist/songwriter Kevin Hejmanowski, bassist Bryan Thomas and drummer Charlie Mabel. The band’s been around since 2005, but the current lineup coalesced four years ago.
Sound: ’90s college rock, the type of you might find on the Reality Bites or Empire Records soundtracks. Says bassist Thomas, “Garage-y, a little lo-fi.” The group might also be described as “dad rock,” since all three members have kids—and Thomas, 54, has one grandchild.
Spin: “I Will,” with pacing and guitar/bass interplay reminiscent of Marquee Moon-era Television.
Influences: A wide range, from The Smashing Pumpkins to Roxy Music to the Grateful Dead.
Why they seem to be building momentum now: “Desperation,” according to Thomas. “We have very mature people in the band. We all have good, clear heads. Do you want to be a rock star and sputter out like an explosion or do you want to just have fun? I play from the heart, to have fun.”
Goals: Thomas says the band has a clear plan. “To come out with another CD, market it and play locally as much as possible. Not going out on a nationwide tour; just playing in dive bars and having a good time.”
Next Show: December 26 at the Bunkhouse as part of a local tribute night to The Rolling Stones. The three-piece will cover “2000 Man” and “Hang Fire.”
Social media: Parmusic.net. “We also have a Facebook page,” Thomas says, “but good luck finding that.”