Who?: Buffalo guitarist and songwriter, pursuing solo career between responsibilities with area bands Lazlo Hollyfeld, A Hotel Nourishing and Wooden Waves. Baker is a wildly inventive guitarist whose ability to blend sweeping arpeggios, indie-rock jangle, and authoritative, outside-the-box soloing lends depth and soulfulness to the various bands he works with. His solo material is contemporary indie rock of the first order. Fans of Ween, Radiohead, Nels Cline and Television, line up.

What?: A new EP, “Here Are Those Freaks You’ve Been Asking For,” is available for download via

Check Out: Wooden Waves (; Lazlo Hollyfeld (; A Hotel Nourishing (

– Jeff Miers