Ken Leighton 6 p.m., July 1
RIYL: The Alabama Shakes, the Black Keys, Gary Clarke Jr., Jack White, James Brown
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Inception: San Diego, 2013
Influences: Jimi Hendrix, James Brown, Marvin Gaye, Led Zeppelin, Little Richard, Ray Charles, Tito Puente, Fela Kuti, ?uestlove, the Beatles
Based in Barrio Logan, the Routine formed in the spring of 2013 when local stage actor Bryan Barbarin decided he wanted to move away from theater and start playing music. Joining childhood friend and local guitar teacher Russell Ramo, they leaped from playing acoustic covers in dive bars and restaurants to forming an original five-piece band with bassist Nick Hein, drummer Dave Butterfield, and percussion player Eduardo Canelon.
Within two months of forming, they spent one day at Iacon Sound Studios and recorded their five-song Rhinoceros EP with no overdubs or edits.
- Rhinoceros EP