Local band Even the Animals is set to play the main stage at Isis Restaurant & Music Hall on Thursday, June 20. (8:30 p.m., $7. The lineup includes Ryan Sheffield & the High Hills and Waller.) The band is singer/songwriter Jeff Markham on guitar and vocals, Peter Van Rijssen on bass and vocals, Will Hogancamp on guitar, Drew McDaniel on guitar and Danni Iosello on drums. Read a review of Even the Animals’ EP here.
In advance of the show, Markham and Van Rijssen spoke to Xpress about taking the band’s name from a song lyric, the place of sentimentality in songwriting, and how to chooses a really good cover song.
Video by Jesse Hamm. Songs on this video are “Fire to Metal” and “Love and Loss.”