Jay Allen Sanford 9 p.m., May 20
RIYL: Lou Reed, the Replacements, Cracker, Yo La Tengo, Bob Dylan, Pavement, the Feelies, Grateful Dead, Wilco, Warren Zevon, the Electric Bowling Trophy
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Ex-Band Members: Scotty Myers, Drums
Influences: John Lennon, Charles Mingus, Bob Dylan, Duane Allman, Velvet Underground, John Coltrane, Neil Young, Yo La Tengo, Grateful Dead, Replacements, the Clash, Miles Davis, the Rolling Stones, Tom Waits, Warren Zevon, the feelies, Richard Thompson, the Electric Bowling Trophy
The drabs are a three piece rock/alt/indie band, based in North County. Rough recordings date back to 2006. In addition to songwriter/guitarist David Bernat, the drabs include bassist Chris Torres (the Grass Heat, Kris Allen Band) and drummer Mike Stone (the Grass Heat, the Roosters). Original drummer Scotty Myers relocated to the midwest in 2008.
Their debut full-length ponto, released in March 2012 and recorded by Ben Moore at Big Fish Studio, features guest musicians Matt Pivetti (formerly of the Richter) singing on four tracks, and Moore playing Hammond B3 on “Hide From Me.”