O.B. James 1 p.m., March 7
Sound description: Garage rock with a touch of glam.
RIYL: Bad Religion, Agent Orange, Nirvana
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Inception: Carlsbad, 1994
Current Status: According to their MySpace page, Sandjacket is "currently in hibernation."
Influences: Bad Brains, Bad Religion, Slayer, Black Flag, Agent Orange, Iron Maiden, Vandals, the Clash, the Cure, Sex Pistols, Nirvana, Scorpions, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Cheap Trick, Kiss, the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Bob Marley, the Mighty Diamonds, Frank Zappa, Sade, Jimi Hendrix, Hank Williams, Merle Haggard, Johnny Cash
Sandjacket -- a trio with members based in San Diego, Carlsbad, and Vista -- played their first gig in May 1994. "Deadbolt recently boasted that they were the longest-running band in San Diego, but I challenge that," says Sandjacket drummer Ric Root.
Root says his band's recent Hollywood performance is available at liveatthegig.com. However... "We did not hook up with the website. We hooked up with the club, the Gig, which broadcasts the set of every band that plays on their stage. And we do not get paid to allow them to broadcast the footage; in fact, nearly the opposite is true." The band's entire 40-minute set is playable on the website.
"Obtaining a copy of your own footage on DVD costs $100. A sound check on the night of the show costs $30. A link on the club's website to your band's website costs $15. And beers are about 6 bucks each. And, finally, there really is no recording process at this place. You simply play your set and they tape it."