Walter Mencken 7 p.m., Dec. 10
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Bassist Rob Moran (Over My Dead Body) rose to local prominence with the hardcore punk band Unbroken. Guitarist Eric Allen committed suicide three years after the break up of that band.
Moran went on to the hardcore group Some Girls and moved to Seattle for awhile before returning to San Diego. He started a band with John Pettibone (former member of Undertow and Nineironspitfire, currently in Himsa), Ryan Murphy (former member of Undertow, Ten Yard Fight, Ensign) and Aram Arslanian (guitarist of Champion and vocalist for Betrayed). That band, the Vows, is a straight-edge group musically influenced by the old-school hardcore band Judge. The Vows released a CD on Indecision Records in 2006.
Moran next joined hardcore group the Narrows, playing alongside Seattle-based duo Dave Verellen (Botch/Roy) and Ryan Frederiksen (These Arms Are Snakes, nineironspitfire), along with San Diego drummer Sam Stothers (Makeout Boys, Quarantine) and London-based guitarist Jodie Cox (Tropics, Rohame, Bullet Union). Their debut full-length New Distances was released in 2009.
A new full length was released in 2012, Painted.