The Payola Reserve


Meet The Band

October 13, 2005|By SAM SESSA

HOMETOWN -- Baltimore CURRENT MEMBERS -- Al Pacheco, lead guitar and vocals; Ben Pranger, rhythm guitar and lead vocals; Ken Fisher, drums; Bryson Dudley, bass

FOUNDED IN -- 2005

STYLE -- Self-proclaimed avant pop

INFLUENCED BY -- Wilco, Spoon, Modest Mouse, Elvis Costello

NOTABLE -- College

radio stations across the country added songs from the band's EP, Lay in Wait, to their regular rotation, Pacheco said. The first full-length album is due out in December, he said.

QUOTABLE -- "We always figured `Brave New Radio' would be the single [from Lay in Wait], but people have jumped onto all of them very differently," said Pacheco. "All the songs are very different, and we write them as if they're singles.

"Hear the Payola Reserve tomorrow at the Recher Theatre, 512 York Road in Towson. The music starts at 9 p.m. Tickets are $7. For more information, call 410-337-7178 or visit For more information about the band, visit

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