Society Ills keeping it together

July 18, 2006|by TIFFANY ARNOLD

KEEDYSVILLE - Scheduling rehearsals and recording sessions around work, school and family obligations already poses challenges. Now members of the rock band Society Ills have to make things work this fall, when most of them plan to attend separate colleges.

"It's a shame because we really just started to get popular," says Jordan Miller, the band's lead vocalist, guitarist and occasional keyboardist, drummer and harmonica player. "We've done too much to end it. We just released our CD."

The album, "Transmission," was released in June. The band released its first album, "The Storm," in 2005.

Like most fledgling bands, Society is still forming its identity. Songs contain a range of Pink Floyd influences with subtler punk and salsa influences.

Keeping their weekends free for gigs and practice, all four band members have vowed to remain committed to the band once they start school.


"We're not a one-trick pony," says bassist Tim Iverson.

About the band

Lead vocals, guitarist: Jordan Miller, 18, of Keedysville. (On occasion, Miller plays keyboard, drums and harmonica.)

Drums, vocals, occasional guitarist: Brendan Crow, 17, of Jefferson, Md.

Guitarist: Anthony Sloan, 18, of Frederick, Md.

Bassist: Tim Iverson, 18, of Frederick.

Genre: Rock

Upcoming shows: 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 4, at Stinger's Sports Pub & Grill, 7704 Old National Pike, Boonsboro. All ages, though those younger than 18 only admitted with guardian. Free.

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