Band spotlight: Repella
Jason Luthringer — Lead vocals, bass guitar

Cody Jenkins — Lead guitar, rhythm guitar

Pete King — Drums

How they started: Jason and Pete are cousins. In 2006, they began casually playing cover songs as a hobby, and soon after started booking gigs as a cover band. After three years, the two grew tired of playing cover material, and began writing their own songs. The group was looking for a lead guitar player, so Pete called upon a high school friend, Cody, to join. Now the group is a three-piece all-original hard-rock band.

Behind the name: “Just thought it was a cool name for a band.” — Pete King

Genres: Hard rock

Influences: Metallica, 3 Days Grace, Lynyrd Skynyrd, ZZ Top, Godsmack and more.

CDs: Live in Fear — 2011

Where to find them: facebook.com/repellaband reverbnation.com

Upcoming gigs:

7:30 p.m. Aug. 25 at Joho’s in Sister Lakes