Sounds Like: Driving Americana with a sentimental streak
Recommended If You Like: Tom Petty, Gaslight Anthem, Gin Blossoms
Instrumentation: Electric guitar, acoustic guitar, bass, drums and sweet four-part harmonies
Crowd Response: Those in the large crowd who came to party were casually dancing and singing along, beers in hand. The curious and the passers-by were won over by the infectious energy of the room.
Year formed: 2008
Influences: "All four of us have very different influences," says singer/guitarist Justin Johnson. "But we can all agree on Buddy Holly, Uncle Tupelo and the Pixies."
If there were a Pretty Little Empire film, who would you want as director? "I would say Werner Herzog because he's totally crazy," says Johnson. "I wouldn't know if he's going to make a 3D concert film or just make us do pushups in the middle of the desert. Or maybe Scorsese, if we could get young Scorsese. He wouldn't even have to make a movie about us; it'd just be cool to meet him."
Next show: June 25 at the Firebird