Donovan Roche 4:30 p.m., May 4
RIYL: Melanies, the Burrito Brothers, Sidewalk Scene, Riot Act, Unruly Bangs, Baja Bugs, Got it Covered, ADD/C, the Zeros, the Shambles
Upcoming Local Shows
- "Phantom Feeling Groovy" · Sept. 11, 2013
- "Strange Stage Stories" · Sept. 3, 2013
- "Crawdaddys & Unknowns Reunion Shows: Casbah Sept. 2 and 3" · Aug. 27, 2011
- "Sounds of Sunset Strip" · July 20, 2011
- "Zero Plus 37 Equals 45" · April 13, 2006
Inception: San Diego, 2011
The Phantoms includes former Melanies mainman Victor Penalosa (guitar, vocals), Xavier Anaya (lead guitar), Chris Iandolo (bass), and Ed Masi (drums).
Penalosa (also a drummer and bassist) projects have included the Burrito Brothers, Sidewalk Scene, Riot Act, Unruly Bangs, Baja Bugs, Got it Covered, and ADD/C, as well as stints with the Zeros and the Shambles. In 2013, he joined Bay Area–based favorites the Flamin’ Groovies, who first emerged during the late 1960s with a string of their mid-’70s tunes such as “Shake Some Action” and “Jumpin in the Night,” now considered garage-rock classics. Penalosa’s first tour with the Flamin’ Groovies, which began in April 2013, included a music festival in Australia as well as sold-out shows in Japan and San Francisco. He was asked to join full time following the tour.