Barnaby Monk 5:30 a.m., Oct. 26
Hot Like a Robot
Jordan Clark: Guitar (acoustic), Guitar (electric), Vocals | Christian Cummings: Bass guitar, Vocals | Nick: Guitar (acoustic), Guitar (electric) | Adam: Drums | Christoff Kolek: Guitar (acoustic), Guitar (electric) | Barker: Drums
Sound description: Sounds like a hot robot.
RIYL: First Wave Hello, Ken Andrews, Failure, On, Year of the Rabbit, the Feelings Mutual, We Are the Fury, the Used, Elephone, Grand Tarantula
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Inception: San Diego, 2000
Influences: Cream, Jimi Hendrix, Nirvana, Dinosaur Jr., My Chemical Romance, Boilermaker, Pinback, No Knife, Tanner, Drive Like Jehu
Jordan Clark moved to San Diego from a small town in Connecticut when he was 16. Inspired by local groups such as Boilermaker, Pinback, No Knife, Tanner, and Drive Like Jehu, Clark and three friends from Serra High School formed Hot Like a Robot. The band began touring right out of high school, with Clark making ends meet working pizza delivery between road trips.
Performing on the Warped Tour, they befriended and later toured with My Chemical Romance, later putting out an album through the guitarist’s label, Skeleton Crew.
Hot Like a Robot spent around six years on the San Diego scene, releasing several CDs and undertaking multiple national tours. They won a 2003 San Diego Music Award as Best Alternative Band, for which they were nominated again in 2004.
The band split in 2007. Members went on to be involved with First Wave Hello, Failure, and Year of the Rabbit. Jordan Clark joined the Feelings Mutual, along with Escondido bassist Brandon Jensen and drummer Eric Brozgold.
As of 2010, Jordan Clark spins webs with bassist Manny B. and fellow ex-Robots Christoff Kolek and Barker as Grand Tarantula, which played their first show in March 2010 at the Radio Room.