Northern Towns

Daniel Sant: Vocals | Tommy Garcia: Guitar (acoustic), Guitar (electric) | Mark Smith: Guitar (acoustic), Guitar (electric) | Brandon Hays: Bass guitar | Gabe Cross: Drums

Genre: Metal | Hardcore, Punk, Rock

RIYL: Joy Division, the Shambles, the Fall

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Inception: San Diego, 2009

Influences: The Clash, the Housemartins, Cock Sparrer, the 4 Skins, Joy Division, the Jam, the Libertines, Blitz, the Smiths, Billy Bragg, Manual Scan, Black Flag, Sham 69, the Fall


By dressing like mods, playing hardcore music right out of the Black Flag playbook, and fighting onstage (and off) like punks, Northern Towns straddles three long-lived and popular San Diego music genres.

The band includes Daniel Sant (Over My Dead Body), Mark Smith (Swindle), Gabe Cross (the Muslims/Soft Pack), and Tommy Garcia and Brandon Hays (Please Mr. Gravedigger).

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