PORTLAND – The Lake Trout band will present a concert with the Christian Hayes Element and Subject Bias at The Asylum on Friday, Jan 30. Doors open at 8 p.m.

A Baltimore based, five-piece band, Lake Trout has been touring since the mid-’90s, playing close to 1,000 live shows since their formation.

Their sound isn’t easily characterized. It’s been described as having influences from The Pixies, Talking Heads, Sonic Youth, Radiohead and Pink Floyd.

There is an electronic sense of melody around tight, repetitive guitar riffs and drumbeats ranging from subtle to heavy.

Known for its improvisations, this band has shared the stage with acts such as Queens of the Stone Age, Live, Soul Coughing, Everlast and Ben Harper.

Currently, Lake Trout is headlining an East Coast tour in support of their latest release, “Another One Lost.”

Christian Hayes Element began as a duo in August 2002. Since then, the band has added two members and released a CD while establishing a fan base from Portland to the New Hampshire coast.

The band’s sound includes funk, reggae, hip-hop and rock ‘n’ roll.

Subject Bias is a Portland-based emo, indie-rock band that produces an electric and acoustic combination with lyrics that are thought-provoking and a bit sarcastic.

This is an event for people 21 years or older. Tickets are $7 and are available in advance at Bull Moose Music or at the Asylum box office the night of the show only.

More information is available at (207) 772 8274.

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