PIN 2 HOT is the latest iteration of this city’s constantly inventive, ever-evolving Akron Sound. Take seasoned, pedigreed musicians playing recognizable rock ‘n’ roll/folk/soul melodies and riffs, and deconstruct/reassemble them in the style of the great Free Jazz improviser, Albert Ayler. We’re a “noise” band, but where so many in this genre strive to sonically express pain and anger, our approach is one of delight and fun. We are Chris Butler (guitar), Bob Ethington (percussion), Corey Jenkins (bass), Michael Aylward (guitar), Jacob Trombetta (pedal steel), Matt Reese (cello) and Taylor McIntosh (reeds). We play the classics…but like you’ve never heard them before.