The Atomic Bats
Brooklyn’s sensational disco-metal group Makes My Blood Dance is an endless experiment in creativity for its founders. Frontman Evan Russell Saffer met his songwriting partner and MMBD’s lead guitar/synth player Jon Kristian at a transitional time in life; early in recovery from addiction, the two connected over their mutual passion for metal and bonded over their personal journeys. While Kristian brings a deep technical knowledge and curiosity for the epic sounds of metal, Saffer lights up both stage and studio with his musical-theater-informed performances. Whether they’re fusing genres or nonchalantly hawking MMBD-branded panties at their merch table, this team knows no bounds to expression.