Sounds like: "Go to our website and 'Get Some!'"
Fun fact: "Pat's one degree to Kevin Bacon, Greg likes to go commando when he plays, Mike's a twin, and Ian's related to Jim Morrison."
Playing: McCarthy's Ale House (Avon Lake)
Why you should see them: "We're a high-energy band that'll rock your ass off! Plus, why the hell not?" -- Pat Kostalnick, guitar/vocals
Band: Complex Mold (www.complexmold.com; www.myspace.com/complexmold)
Sounds like: "A Dr. Seuss narration of a pissed-off Dave Matthews performing '90s alt-rock."
Fun fact: "Started as a side project by Davey and Jay from Trendy, but continues as a distinctly unique entity."
Playing: Friday, April 28, at Peabody's
Why you should see them: "Quite possibly the most original project this town has seen in decades." -- Davey Patterson, guitar/vocals
Band: Midnight Passenger (www.myspace.com/midnightpassenger; midnightpassenger.net)
Sounds like: "We'd argue that we sound like cool wind blowing through tall grass, but because that sounds lame, we'd say a cross between Jimmy Eat World, Refused, U2, and of course, Led Zeppelin."
Fun fact: "We've all been playing in local bands for the past seven years in a variety of genres, including pop-punk, funk, alternative, screamo, and basically whatever else you can imagine. This band is our melting pot. Or salad bowl. Whichever sounds better."
Playing: Friday, April 28, at Urban Outfitters, Crocker Park (Westlake)
Why you should see them: "First of all, because the show's in a store. . . you can shop before and after, and check out some great music in between. And it's free." -- Jim, guitar
Band: Corinne Noelle & Friends (www.myspace.com/corinnenoelle)
Sounds like: "If Bob Dylan and Tony Rice joined Little Feat in 1972 -- and Bob Dylan was a girl."
Fun fact: "Corinne has only been playing guitar for about 18 months, but has performed at the Happy Dog every week for over a year!"
Playing: 10 p.m. every Wednesday, at the Happy Dog
Why you should see them: "We'll play at least one song you really love, guaranteed." -- Corinne Noelle, rhythm guitar/vocals