Meet the Band / Avec

Meet the Band

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February 19, 2004|By Sarah Schaffer

Hometown: Baltimore

Current members: Shawna Christine, vocals and guitar; Brooks Harlan, vocals, guitar and synthesizer; Adam Yeargin, bass; Scott Tiemann, drums.

Founded in: 2003

Style: Indie-rock

Influenced by: According to guitarist Harlan, each member is influenced by a different musical genre, from world music and jazz to '80s pop and hardcore.

Notable: Originally from Texas, these veteran rockers got a change of scenery -- and a new band -- when they moved to Charm City. Their latest recording, a five-song EP, was released last July.

Quotable: Harlan on the band's style and songwriting techniques: "I tell people that we're scientist rock [because] that title sort of describes how we write songs."

"We ... approach songwriting from a sort of science experiment point of view. We have all these different parts [of a song] and we just work through those until we find something."

Check out Avec, performing Sunday at the Talking Head Club. Also billed is Narrator. Doors open at 9 p.m. The Talking Head is at 203 E. Davis St. Call 410-962-5588 or visit www.talkingheadclub.com. For more information on Avec, visit www.avecmu sic.net.

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