If I ever had a new aria to learn I would listen to Gedda first in order to make sure I was “doing it right.”
Garrett Harris 4 p.m., Feb. 27
RIYL: Vegitation, Wise Monkey Orchestra, Superunloader, Travel Agents, String Cheese Incident, the Wailers, Red Llama Dog, POD, Agua Dulce, Guava Belly
Influences: Wise Monkey Orchestra, P.O.D., Sublime, Burning Spear, Sublime, Stone Senses, the Mighty Diamonds, Peter Tosh, Iration, Long Beach Dub All Stars, the Greyboy Allstars, Superunloader
Psydecar is an upbeat dance band with a solid rhythm section but loose enough to leave plenty of room for improvisation. Founded by singer Tim Pacheco (Sol Power, Wise Monkey Orchestra, P.O.D.), the multi-influenced players cover everything from reggae to latin to funk, with a horn section that frequently drives the festivities into a jazzy zone.
As of 2010, Pacheco also fronted the Southtown Generals, with Wuv and Marcos Curiel from P.O.D. Ed Fletcher has also played with Grateful Dead cover band Cubensis and an electronic reggae group called Trans_Conduit.