BANDS

Meet all the incredibly talented musicians that will be performing at Bands for Brains! And don't forget to check out their music!

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OLD EASTERN

Old Eastern was formed in early 2012 in a basement out in Baltimore M.D. In the many years since those days, a lot has changed. One thing however, remains the same; This whiskey-rock Baltimore band known as “Old Eastern” is on a mission to break some ear drums. 
 Find us at: www.theoldeastern.com IG @theoldeastern FB @oldeastern

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TIONESTA

Tionesta was formed in 2018 by Steve “Durango” Williams and Steven Sexton while the two attended The University of Maryland in College Park. In 2019, the group added Williams’ former bandmate Bryant Roesch from Syracuse, New York, and brought on Baltimore locals Spencer Cox and Taylor Gomolisky. Tionesta released its first EP “Greatest Hits” in March of 2019. The EP was well received in Baltimore with the band selling out it’s debut performance and the four tracks each receiving air time across Baltimore radio stations. In March of 2021, the group will be releasing tracks from their debut album “Tionesta” as three singles across March and April. The full album will be released on May 7th, 2021.

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THE CREACHIES

Brandy and David bring you The Creachies - named after microscopic other-wordly critters who swarm about us all influencing our moods and actions without our knowledge. The Creachies give equal attention to their sounds and visuals, creating everything from their home studio in Maryland. Topics range from love & hate, existential dread, subcultures, equality/acceptance, to sci-fi/fantasy, and are mixed with garagey guitars, analog synths, and infectious melodies.

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THE DEAD RINGERS

​Garage punk duo from Essex MD. Aaron Donahue - Guitar and Vocals Jason Kendall - Drums and Vocals 
 https://www.instagram.com/thedeadringersmd

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DANA AND KYLE FROM LEISURE SPORT

On Title Card, Leisure Sport's debut EP produced by Chris Freeland (Future Islands, Wye Oak, Lower Dens), the band offers listeners graceful vocal harmonies, layered guitar melodies, and intricate rhythms. The album blends the distinct songwriting talents of Dana DiGennaro and Kyle Balkin to create immersive songs that are equal parts driving and melancholy. The five tracks explore breakups, one night stands, and finding inspiration in unexpected places.

  

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POCKET BELLS

Pocket Bells exploded onto the Baltimore music scene in 2016 and has had three singles reach regular rotation on AAA radio. The band was awarded a WTMD Baker Grant in 2017 and the song “Two Stop Train” charted WTMD’s #20 top song of the year 2018.
Audiences describe Pocket Bells as an "unrelenting force" that is "impossible to ignore" with "unparalleled musical chemistry.”

 

CHECK OUT OUR SPOTIFY!

Check out the Bands for Brains Spotify! The 2022 playlist has all the bands that will be performing at Union Collective.

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