Andrew Hamlin 1 p.m., Dec. 20
First Wave Hello
Travis Trevisan: Guitar (acoustic), Guitar (electric) | Adam Barker: Drums | Jacob Turnbloom: Guitar (acoustic), Guitar (electric), Vocals | Eric J. Flynn: Bass guitar, Electronics | Chris Kolek: Keyboards
Sound description: Experimental alternative emo, with rock operatic trappings and big, sweeping touches of classical metal.
RIYL: Counterfit, New Found Glory, Bright Eyes, Hot like a Robot, No Knife
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Inception: San Diego, 2004
Influences: Counterfit, Tsunami Bomb, New Found Glory, No Knife, Superdrag, Recover, Finch, Saves the Day, Hot Rod Circuit, the Mars Volta, Hot like a Robot, Lily White, the Faint, Failure, Hum
First Wave Hello formed in 2004, beginning as an experimental/electronica project. According to their website, they "balance '80s style geek rock à la the Cars with the whimsical wit of modern wise guy's Mellowdrone or the Faint." Ken Andrews of Failure fame did production work on the band's first full-length album in 2006, The Lord and It's Penguin.
The group was nominated for a 2006 San Diego Music Award for "Best Local Recording." Keyboardist/singer Dan Reed used to be in Counterfit.