Checking in on: Amarionette

Jason Harris

You might not know Amarionette, but the band, in one iteration or another, has been kicking around Vegas for years. Often compared to Coheed and Cambria, they’re looking to do big things in 2015.

How did the band form? Amarionette itself has been around for a while, [but singer] Quin White is the only original member left. Essentially what happened was Amarionette broke up seven or eight years ago. Then Quin hit me up and [guitarist] Nick Raya up, and Nick is a package deal with [drummer] Justin Brooklyn. Quin hit us up to do a private Christian-rock thing. Nick brought up that we should bring back Amarionette. [Rhythm guitarist AJ Sarmiento joined the band later.]

How would you describe the sound? It’s a mixture of rock and funk and airy experimental stuff, but poppy at the same time. So it’s a weird sound.

What are your goals for 2015? The main one is to write, record and put another record out. We put a record out every year, so we’ll be in Portland hopefully sometime early this summer recording a full-length.

What can crowds expect from your live show? Hype. We like to get our crowds rowdy. We’re a very rowdy band for how heavy we’re not. We like to make people jump and sing and get active. We’re very active onstage. But we like to sound clean. We don’t want to sound like drunken idiots.

Amarionette with Stolas, Mad Arrow, A Friend a Foe, Alaska. February 20, 6 p.m., $10, all-ages. Eagle Aerie Hall, facebook.com/amarionettelv.

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