Meet the Band: the jaded set

Meet the Band

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October 21, 2004|By Annie Linskey

Hometown: Baltimore (by way of Olympia, Wash.)

Current members: Christon K., bass, guitar, vocals, programming; and Maria Geisberg; guitar, programming, vocals.

Founded in: January 2000.

Style: Loud rock

Influenced by: Sonic Youth, '80s metal

Notable: Both band members are from Baltimore, but they started the jaded set out of Olympia, Wash. After a year of wet weather and disappointment with the music scene there, they came back here.

Quotable: Christon K. on their style: "Some of the stuff is hard dance music, some is experimental noise." What, we wonder, is experimental noise? "It is not much of a sound as much as a combination of words," said K. "I don't think we are an experimental band, but usually when someone is not a total mainstream band the word experimental is bandied about. I'm guilty of that. Noise is another way of saying loud, diverse and atmospheric. There is a lot of looseness and spaciousness within the music."

Confused? Decipher it yourself Saturday when the group plays at the Ottobar. The music starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10. Rye Coalition, Fax Arcana and the Ex Potentials are also billed. The Ottobar is at 2549 N. Howard St. Call 410-662-0069 or visit theottobar.com.

For more information about the jaded set, visit thejadedset.net.

To see the archive of profiled artists, visit www.baltimoresun.com / meettheband.

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