INDEPENDENT WEEKLY's band of the month for July is Nikki Meets the Hibachi. Elaine Tola and John Gillespie met in a class at UNC-Ch and began playing together twenty years ago. They played a number of shows and made three recordings, then took some time off. Now they are performing again, have added a third band member, Arturo Velasquez, and are making a new recording. Cornell talks with the group about their work as singer/songwriters.