Buffalo-based trio Marquee Grand embodies an angsty, youthful spirit by mixing elements of rock, pop, punk, and blues. Formed in 2015, the band is made up of singer-songwriter John Richter, guitarist Josh Owczarzak, and drummer Matt Lawniczak. Marquee Grand delivered its self-titled, debut EP in 2016, and is currently celebrating the release of its newest single, "Just Like You." Similar to Fountains of Wayne or All-American Rejects, Marquee Grand creates short and concise pop-rock party tunes. Richter has a wide vocal range that soars over with fervor, accompanied by astral backing harmonies. Listeners can shout their hearts out to its explosive choruses, catchy melodies, and fast-moving rhythms.
Marquee Grand will perform along with Periodic Table of Elephants, Take Two, and Stress Dolls on Thursday, April 25, 9 p.m. at Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Avenue. $8-$10. 454-2966. bugjar.com; marqueegrand.com.