Robert Lang 11 a.m., July 25
Sledding with Tigers
Dan Faughnder: Guitar (acoustic), Guitar (electric), Vocals | Sam Juneman: Violin | Robert Martin: Banjo | Taylor Brough: Accordian, Mandolin | Brandon Boggs: Accordian, Banjo, Bass guitar, Clarinet, Mandolin
RIYL: Bright Eyes, Dashboard Confessional, Get Back Loretta, KIDS, the Mountain Goats
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Influences: Dashboard Confessional, Fugazi, Andrew Jackson Jihad, Tom Waits, the Knitters, the Mountain Goats, The Decemberists, Ghost Mice
Folk-punk rockers Sledding with Tigers are fronted by Dan Faughnder, who played percussion in the Rancho Bernardo High School Band and later interned at an L.A. music publishing company. Returning to San Diego, he formed the band with backup courtesy of local talents like Bogsey and the Argonauts bandleader Brandon Boggs, a multi-instrumentalist who has also played with KIDS, Grrrlfrrrnd, and sx$X$xs. The group is filled out by Sam Juneman (violin), Robert Martin (banjo), Taylor Brough (accordion, mandolin), and Ben Levinson (double bass).
Most of their early music was released online for free, such as their Not the Beatles Yet full-length and the Being Nice is Still Cool EP.
Their debut album A Necessary Bummer (Antique Records) was released in April, 2014, preceded by the singles “Not So Body Posi After All,” “Handshake (Never Take Relationship Advice From the Lead Singer Of A Pop-Punk Band),” “The Devil and a California Burrito Are Raging Inside Me,” and “Oh, Right, Damn, It.” A vinyl version of the album was released in May, with a limited pressing of 500 copies split between two variants (400 black and 100 blue & pink).