Roman Holiday

Taking a more family-friendly approach, Seattle's own Roman Holiday trades the "drugs, sex and rock 'n' roll" stereotype for guilt-free leather jackets and punchy radio-ready pop rock. Comprised of guitarist and lead vocalist Shane Lance, drummer Emerson Shotwell, lead guitarist Daniel Collins and bassist Nick Howard, the quartet boasts an impressive togetherness that builds off soft, pounding crescendos and soaring vocals akin to Caleb Followill's, had he been raised in the Northwest. Formed in September 2008, Roman Holiday's streamlined, MTV-ready sound and persona is complemented by the fact it's still indie -- something that will allow the band to grow and flourish until music executives nation wide catch whiff and jump to sign them. The days of Roman Holiday playing local clubs might be limited. With Subways on the Sun, Munro. JOE WILLIAMS

Wed., May 25, 8 p.m., 2011

 
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