If I ever had a new aria to learn I would listen to Gedda first in order to make sure I was “doing it right.”
Garrett Harris 4 p.m., Feb. 27
RIYL: NOFX, Lagwagon
Inception: San Diego, 2001
Influences: Pennywise, Bad Religion, NOFX, Lagwagon, Authority Zero
Critical Me formed in December of 2001. The concept behind the name Critical Me was based on individuals being critical of and challenging the social and political boundaries that are forced upon us. They wanted to convey this message with energetic punk rock, as did their major influences: Pennywise, Bad Religion, and Lagwagon. Using this foundation, they started playing venues across Southern California including San Diego House of Blues, Whisky à Go Go, Soma, Casbah, 'Canes Bar & Grill, Brick by Brick, and Epicenter.
At the end of 2006, Critical Me signed with Magnitude 6.19 Records and released their debut album in October 2007.
-- Official band bio