Band: Roué (www.roue.org /www.myspace.com/roue)
Sounds like: "Us gettin' with your girl."
Fun fact: John Kalman could've been a lawyer, but he gave it up to make the big bucks in an indie/underground punk band, which is not the same as a hard-rock band."
Playing: Saturday, April 1, at the Jigsaw, with Interfuse, Short Rabbits, and Donner Party Leftovers
Why you should see them: "Onstage haircuts, snow angels, feathers, broken glass, turtleneck sweaters, bananas, and of course, skin-tight buffoonery." -- Justin Coulter, band member
Band: Rare Blend (www.rareblend.net)
Sounds like: "Rare Blend is where rock, jazz, fusion, and world music collide!"
Playing: Saturday, April 1, at the Winchester, at WCSB-FM's Fusion Show Live
Why you should see them: "Pulling from a variety of influences and musical styles to write unique instrumental arrangements, Rare Blend's music appeals to purists as well as those who embrace a progressive multi-genre approach to original music." -- Victor Samalot, guitars
Band: 2nd Half (www.2ndhalf.cc, http://www.myspace.com/2ndhalf)
Sounds like: "2nd Half, 311, Green Day."
Fun fact: "We are a two-piece band that nobody ever paid attention to until you told us to write a fun fact. Thank you."
Playing: Friday, March 31, at the Lime Spider, Akron
Why you should see them: "Because we have an amazing video show to go along with all your favorite 2nd Half songs." -- Ed, guitar and vocals
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