More AM Than FM
by Daniel Warren Hill
Selena Benally, Mel Mast, and Anjalee Sharma are the fiery rock and roll trio that is More AM Than FM. This all-female guitar, drums, and bass powerhouse based in Southern Maryland follows the vein of American punk-rock bands like The Ramones and Social Distortion, while finding creative ways to share their influences by alt-country acts like Old 97’s and Uncle Tupelo, as well as Piedmont blues guitarist and singer/songwriter Etta Baker.
Fast-paced, tightly driven hard rock rhythms combined with intricate guitar licks set the tone for thought-provoking lyrical content, all carefully crafted into hooks and melodies that will have you head-banging while simultaneously questioning the status quo. This depth of songwriting and instrumental proficiency combined with the band’s unwavering passion and energy will captivate you from the first note. More AM than FM has indeed “found their niche amongst the chaos of the rock ‘n’ roll cosmos.”
When More AM Than FM takes the stage at 9:30 Club in Washington DC on August 17, it will mark, almost to the day, the two year anniversary of the band’s sophomore release, Oh, the places I have been…. Fans may be able to expect new recorded music soon, though we contend that the best way to hear new music by this incredible Washington DC area band is to experience it live and in-person.