Squaaks

MEET THE BAND

Meet The Band

September 27, 2007|By SAM SESSA

Hometown -- Baltimore

Current members --Virat Shukla, vocals and guitar; Elena Fox, bass and vocals; Justin Custer, guitar; Charles Cole, drums

Founded in --2006

Style --indie rock

Influenced by --the Kinks, the Pixies, T. Rex, Nirvana, the Beatles

Notable --Shukla, the group's primary songwriter, sometimes seeks input from Fox, the other band members and a handful of outside musicians. It can be a reality check, he said. The CD release show for their new album, Rock Control, is tomorrow.

Quotable --"I feel like when I'm creating music, I lose a little bit of objectivity," Shukla said. "I'm hearing something over and over and over. It's good to get a fresh perspective from somebody."

Hear Squaaks tomorrow at the Talking Head Club, 203 Davis St. Savory James also performs. Doors open at 8:30 p.m. $7. Go to talkingheadclub.com. The band: myspace.com/squaaks.

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