By Jackie Cular
Plague Vendor burst onto the indie rock scene this year; this band from California is getting noticed for its raw sound and unique stage presence. Lead singer, Brandon Blaine, knows how to put on a show--he struts around stage, often shirtless, like a young Mick Jagger; unlike many vocalists, this kid has the chops AND the moves. Their first album, Free to Eat, is available on Epitaph Records on cassette tape, CD, and vinyl.
The band has one more show on the books for 2014, but look for the band to continue to tear through the country on another tour very soon.