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
Sound description: Alternative punk rock.
RIYL: Incubus, Taking Back Sunday, Long Live Logos, Alkaline Trio
Influences: Paramore, the Early November, Incubus, the Beatles, Taking Back Sunday, Stevie Wonder, Acceptance, Richie Valens, Mute Math, Number 1 Gun, the Starting Line, Switchfoot
Shortly after they came together in 2007, the band released their first music video for the song 2 More Hours featuring Shauvon Torres (MTVs Real World, MTV Ruins) and Jayson Summers (downtown San Diego DJ Summers) which became a YouTube hit.
In early 2009, Monday’s Alibi began recording their first full length album Departure. In between studio sessions, the band filled their schedule with performances at San Diego Venues like the House of Blues, Soma, Canes, the Casbah, the Epicenter, Brick By Brick, Dreamstreet, Humphreys, and many more.
During the summer of 2009, the band hit the road for the “Off With the King! Tour” through California, Oregon, Washington, Montana, Idaho, and Nevada to promote the release of their record.
On return to San Diego, the band released Departure in November of 2009. With over 100 shows to their name, the band says they have begun preliminary work on their sophomore album while preparing to hit the road in July 2010 on their 10 state “Final Departure U.S Tour.”