San Diego Symphony's second night of the Masterworks season showcased the power of place and personality
Garrett Harris noon, Oct. 13
Sound description: Grunge for grandkids.
RIYL: Silversun Pickups, STP, Radiohead, the Black Keys, Smashing Pumpkins, Muse, Nirvana, Transfer
Inception: San Diego, 2007
Influences: Radiohead, Smashing Pumpkins, Muse, Audioslave, STP, Pearl Jam, the Melvins, Soundgarden, Nirvana, Green River, My Bloody Valentine, the Shins
Before 2007, Eclipse79 bandmates Jeremy Stein (drums) and Michael Fortuna (vocals, guitar) fronted Gish, a Smashing Pumpkins tribute band. With singer-bassist Carl Mulheim, they became Eclipse79 and - in 2008 - they recorded an original 3-song demo at Exum studio in Escondido.
Their debut album Pompeii was released in January, 2010.