Robot Jurassic, The Revived, Alien Boat Party

Sun, May 28, 2017

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

$8 ADV $10 DOS

This event is all ages

Smantx is an Indie rock band originating from Baltimore. The group consists of Kyle Wesley (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Chris Dennard (lead guitar), Keni Luck (bass), and Eric Smith (drums). Having played on the most well-known stages in Baltimore, alongside artists that have more fame, Smantx and their music have created their own lane which is why they are rapidly creating a name for themselves. In a short time, they have become one of the most in-demand bands in Baltimore. As one fan put it, “Their music has this thing I can’t quite put my finger on, but I know I like it. It’s almost too good to listen to!”. After playing the song “The Wild” on their radio station and referencing a Smantx performance they had recently seen, the on-air personality at ClearChannel stated that the performance was, “phenomenal….Just hook after hook, after hook!” It’s not surprising that the band is experiencing an increase in fan attendance and organic social media following.
The Smantx story is one that includes harmful and life-altering health issues, drug addiction, depression, loss; even death, as well as all the other common issues that plague most bands. The beauty of their story is the tremendous belief in themselves to be able to overcome the odds and follow their dream. All of which, by the way, have been placed firmly within the music they’ve created.
Robot Jurassic
Three piece psychedelic rock band based out of Edgewater, Maryland. Consistent with their name Robot Jurassic manipulates sonic landscapes with malicious precision driven riffs and rhythm, christened with a primordial psychedelic ectoplasm that can only be extracted from the soul.
The Revived
The Revived is an alternative rock band from Baltimore, Maryland, founded in 2013. Their sound is described as passionately driving drums, melodic guitars, complex time signatures, and powerful lyrics and vocals. They released a 7 song EP titled "Hysterica Passio" in 2014 and a full length album titled "Genesis" in 2015 which can be found on their website free of charge.
Alien Boat Party
Alien Boat Party brings a fresh take to the standard rock group. Formed by 4 musicians in the Baltimore area, the group’s one-of-a-kind sound reflects the influences of its unique members. Marc, the rhythm guitarist, cut his teeth on classic and blues rock when he was first learning to play. Later, his appreciation for a tight rhythm and plush melodies was honed by his love of hip-hop and jazz. Albert, the drummer, has years of experience as a jazz drummer and this, combined with his ability to double as a rapper for the group, makes him a true jack of all trades. He is inspired both by the poly-rhythms of African Music and the minimalism of hip hop production. Dan, the bassist and rhythm guitarist, tends to bring bluesy yet upbeat and danceable vibrations influenced by hip hop and R&B, while finding inspiration in any and all sub-genres of rock. John, the lead guitarist and lead singer, was also raised on rock and cites the guitar virtuosos Jimi Hendrix, Jerry Garcia and John Mayer as his influences. He views the lead guitar as an integral part of any composition. Overall, Alien Boat Party makes a blend of pop and rock that is difficult to categorize but has the clear influences of R&B, Hip Hop, Funk with a jam band mentality that escews old paradigms of what music is supposed to sound like.
Venue Information:
Metro Gallery
1700 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD, 21201