by Devin Thomas
Members: Austin Beede (drums), Curt Crawshaw (guitar/vocals), In Kim (keys/backing vocals), Nate Kuljian (bass/backing vocals), and Matt Wood (guitar/keys/vocals)
Albums: Breadwinner, released May 2, 2006
Prior Gigs: Elsie’s, Velvet Jones, James Joyce
Style: Tasteful, blues-tinted classic rock meshed with modern madness
Influences: The Band, Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan, the Pixies
The Skinny: Breadwinner formed in S.B. in 2004 and began writing, performing, and perfecting a fine balance between raw and produced rock ’n’ roll-rooted sounds. The band’s debut album is a blues-inspired, melodic rock tribute that has a surprisingly original flare. Breadwinner is currently working on new material and evolving their sound with songs that Matt Wood calls “more explosive and creative” while still “building on the foundation of rock ’n’ roll that can be heard on our demo.” Breadwinner is also set to film a live performance that will be aired on their Web site, breadwinnerband.com. This past Tuesday, June 6, they took part in 107.7 FM’s Battle of the Bands competition at SOhO.
Next gig: TBA as part of KIST’s 107.7 FM’s Battle of the Bands