To be honest, when I first heard this band I immediately thought they sounded like Better than Ezra - one of my less mainstream favs. Honestly, the band has an eclectic mix of influences and each single has its own unique identity. This band has a bright future and luckily, they write their own music and don't rely so heavily on covers.

Check out Gentlemen and Scholars along with a bunch of other great bands from different genres at Ri Ra Live on the Riverside presented by Coors Light this Saturday from 2 - 11:30 PM at Ri Ra.

From the band's facebook page:

Gentlemen and Scholars is  an independent Rock ‘n Roll Band from Evansville, IN, that was launched in 2006. Gentlemen and Scholars’ new album, Thick As Mud, is available worldwide through iTunes, Amazon MP3, Spotify, and many others! Gentlemen and Scholars is rounded out by lead guitarist Adam Noblett, bassist Shane Strickland and drummer Kyle Burchett. On their own, the band has accomplished quite a lot in the past four years, booking several national tours starting shortly after they came together. The boys self-released 2008’s album The Record, The Keepsake, and the Thief which received favorable press including a review from, who proclaimed their music, “gives hardcore a sophistication and symphonic pitch that keeps it alive and meaningful for upcoming generations of rock.

Be sure to check out their facebook page at