Tampa band Rilian channels classic ‘90s rock on new self-titled EP

The band plays Green Bench in St. Petersburg on Friday.

click to enlarge Tampa band Rilian channels classic ‘90s rock on new self-titled EP
Jerad Griffin

Jerad Griffin (formerly of High Flight Society and Anberlin) started Rilian in 2010 as a creative outlet to write, record, and release music. That lasted about seven years. Guitarist Sebastian Kerravcic (Covette, Belle Epoque, touring guitarist for Dayshell) joined the lineup and so did Taylor Caum.

Justin Cason, and alum of revered, Lakeland-based Lujo records signee Mouse Fire, hopped into the lineup, and now the boys have a melodic new EP that’ll make fans of ‘90s rock (think Jimmy Eat World, Smashing Pumpkins and Deftones) extremely happy. Rilian plays a free show at Green Bench Brewing Co. alongside two local favorites and Sarasota indie-rock band Gale.

Music in the Beer Garden: Snacking w/Rilian/Photo Fire/Gale. Fri. Oct. 13, 8 p.m. No cover. Green Bench Brewing Co., St. Petersburg. INFO.

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