McLovins

McLovins

Stacked Like Pancakes, Unring The Bell

Sat · April 7, 2018

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$8 Advance / $10 Day of Show

This event is 18 and over

McLovins
McLovins
Fronted by lead singer Jake “The Drummer” Huffman, the group is anchored by bassist (and tireless tour van driver), Jason Ott. Guitarist Justin Berger and keyboardist Atticus Kelly complete the ensemble with their boundless instrumental mastery. The boys have played with a diverse group of artists, including 90’s rock luminaries The Gin Blossoms, Buddy Guy and funk legend George Porter Jr. of The Meters.

McLovins draw upon contemporary pop styles and traditional rock to create "get up and dance" music that gets their audience truly engaged. Their live show is a party atmosphere that showcases the band's songwriting with a healthy dose of group improvisation led by heartthrob guitarist Justin Berger.

Guided by their overly qualified producer Bill Sherman (of Hamilton and Sesame Street fame), McLovins continue to raise the bar for themselves with each album release. Following 2015's self-titled “McLovins,” the group is aiming for a 2017 release slated for the holiday season.

Once described as their field’s youngest seasoned veterans, the boys spend half of the year in a van touring around the country (and someday, the world).
Stacked Like Pancakes
Stacked Like Pancakes
Stacked Like Pancakes (SLP) is a boisterous Baltimore-based brass-rock band.
Beginning in 2007, Stacked Like Pancakes was founded on an idolization of artists like Reel Big Fish,
Streetlight Manifesto, and Less Than Jake. Following the 2011 debut ska album We’re Not Insane, SLP
and renaissance frontman-songwriter Kellen McKay began to develop an obsession with breaking genre
boundaries. SLP has since proven to maintain a thick sonic texture through a synthesis of inspirations
including Reel Big Fish, twenty one pilots, Foo Fighters, Paramore, Cage the Elephant, and an
untraceable amount of other artists and genres.
Stacked Like Pancakes found their niche in music festivals in 2012 supporting Kid Cudi at Towson
University’s Tigerfest. In 2014, SLP won the Ernie Ball Battle of the Bands competition, earning their first
appearance on the Vans Warped Tour. When they were invited to return in 2015, the Warped Tour
sparked a love for the road. In March 2017, Stacked Like Pancakes was a featured artist for the Vans
Warped Tour, performing alongside Bless the Fall, Memphis May Fire, Jule Vera, and Microwave at the
official Warped Tour Kickoff Party in Orlando, Florida. During this stretch of time, SLP embarked on
several self-booked headlining tours, a national tour supporting ska-parallels Reel Big Fish, and in 2015
released their fan-funded sophomore album THIS IS US.
Concert venues and music patrons alike should be prepared for the stage to shake, the crowd to be wild
and unpredictable, and the show to be a deliberate fusion of spontaneity and precision. The band’s
trumpet and two trombonists won’t be standing in the back or blending in with the backdrop as mere
support. In this self-proclaimed brass-rock band, the horns will steal the show, and the Pancake Nation
community fanbase is hungry for their band to grow.
Stacked Like Pancakes epitomizes a tough DIY band despite a meaningless band name, and are rightfully
on the rise to claim an international stage of their own.
Unring The Bell
Unring The Bell
Like a middle-aged phoenix that rose from the ashes and then bought a 55-inch flatscreen, Unring the Bell formed in 2012 and then spent the next 3-plus years indoors, confirming its line-up and refining its sound. The band's current roster features members of DC metal act, Brave, and erstwhile indie-rock troupes Edgewood, and DC elite [velvet]. The result is the sonic equivalent of a unicorn with nunchuks: upbeat modern-rock with a pop catchiness that's destined to leave a post aural scar.
Venue Information:
MilkBoy ArtHouse
7416 Baltimore Ave
College Park, MD, 20740