Andrew Hamlin 11 a.m., Dec. 26
RIYL: Subliminal Trip, Big Mountain, Slightly Stoopid, Pepper, the Specials, Sublime, Incubus, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Natural Vibrations
Upcoming Local Shows
Ex-Band Members: Colin Holz, Drums
Influences: The Police, the Aggrolites, Diego Roots, Midnite, the Skatalites, Johnny Cash, the Graetful Dead, Pink Floyd
No Kings is a four-piece progressive ska/surf band founded by former members of Subliminal Trip. Former Subliminal Tripper Colin Holz was only with No Kings a short time. "Our drummer, Rafa, is Brazilian, so pretty much the entire OB Brazlian population turns out to the local gigs, its awesome," says Joel Brust.
The band released their Die Like Dogs album in 2011, followed by the Anytime EP in April 2014. The latter features cover art by Tynell Marcelline. "When trying to find an artist for the cover," says Brust, "we were initally bombarded with submissions that featured the typical rasta, reggae, SoCal stuff, which to us, seems played out and tired and not reflective of our music. So we asked ourselves, what's a common theme in the songs? We realized a common theme in most of our songs is drinking, or something having to do with booze, so when we were pitched the bottle and shot glass for the art, we loved it and chose to use it for the cover."