Ken Leighton 6 p.m., Aug. 31
New Day Mile
RIYL: King's X, Corrosion of Conformity, Soundgarden, Alice in Chains, King Crimson, the Beatles, Black Sabbath, Helmet, Led Zeppelin
Upcoming Local Shows
- Blurt: "Cyber Skullduggery" · May 20, 2009
- Blurt: "Strange Stage Moments" · Oct. 29, 2008
Ex-Band Members: Jason Sikora, Bass guitar
Influences: King's X, Corrosion of Conformity, Soundgarden, Alice in Chains, King Crimson, the Beatles, Black Sabbath, Helmet, Led Zeppelin
According to this prog rock trio, "The name New Day Mile is derived from a song lyric, and it symbolizes new chances and opportunities for everyday we're alive."
Born and raised in New Jersey, James Brady took guitar lessons from local guitar virtuoso Dave DiPietro. DiPietro's student roster included Zakk Wylde (Black Label Society, Ozzy Osbourne) and Dave "The Snake" Sabo (Skid Row). Brady's other San Diego bands have included Juiced and Crown 10.
Frank Dolan, a native of Ireland, has worked with Larry Mitchell, Fiction, and Fighting Iris. He co-wrote the Rhythm Knowledge drum instruction series with Berklee instructor and Pearl/Zildjian clinician Mike Mangini.
Bassist Jason Sikora joined in 2007, replaced two years later by Dave Garcia. The group's 2008 EP Damn Strate was produced by Alan Sanderson (Rolling Stones).
Brady and other members formed a new project called Dolan Brotherhood in late 2014, recording new tracks with Sanderson at Pacific Beat Recording.
- Damn Strate