San Diego Symphony's second night of the Masterworks season showcased the power of place and personality
Garrett Harris noon, Oct. 13
Inception: Chula Vista, 2012
Influences: The Black Keys, the Kills, Jack White, Muse, Queens of the Stone Age, Distillers, AN, Spinnerette, Joy Division, Led Zeppelin, the Clash, the Police
When Chula Vista–based blues-punk trio Pleasure Fix was founded in 2012, singer/bassist Ariel Schwartz was 21 and attending SDSU, where she studied marketing. Her bandmate sister Emily Schwartz, 19, was an SDSU theater major.
“I call it blunk,” says Ariel of their music. The band also includes guitarist Rudy Marquez.