Meet the Band / Vs. the Earth

Meet the Band

FYI: pop culture news

September 09, 2004|By Annie Linskey

Hometown: Baltimore

Current members: Adam Marino, vocals and guitar; Shawn Hocherl, drums; Mike Ritchey ("Ritchey"), guitar; Eric Swender ("Dawg"), bass.

Founded in: 2000

Style: Rock

Influenced by: Poison, Garth Brooks and Green Day

Notable: The band recently moved to Baltimore from Pennsylvania and changed its name. The group was called Never More, but the members changed it because they were often confused with a Seattle heavy-metal band with the same name.

Quotable: Marino, on the band's first national tour: "It was the biggest and stupidest thing we ever did. We were living hand-to-mouth, eating $2 cheeseburgers. We lost a lot of weight." On the other hand, while touring and starving, the band got good exposure, met key contacts (including their current manager Gary Hutson) and now have the luxury of playing music full time.

Check out Vs. the Earth on Saturday at the Recher Theatre. Hudson and Prout, and Eastonashe are also billed. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 for the all ages show. The Recher Theatre is at 512 York Road, Towson. Call 410-337-7178 or visit

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