Nick Lucera

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Howi Spangler of Ballyhoo: Fun and Chill Like Going to the Beach (video)

Ballyhoo!, the Maryland-based quartet, plays upbeat yet laid-back rock, which ought to appeal to fans of Sublime, Pepper and Jimmy Buffett. Absolutely not the kind of music I tend to gravitate towards. But after checking out their latest album, 2013’s Pineapple Grenade on Spotify, I was very drawn to the one-two punch of “She Wants To Destroy Me” and “Battle Cry.” They were listed on MTV’s “Top 100 Bands to Watch.” ...