Donovan Roche 3 p.m., Oct. 9
Sound description: Three fly guys with garage band eyes, new wave ties, reggae highs, and grunge rock lies.
RIYL: Third Eye Blind, Sublime, Weezer, Foo Fighters, Mars Volta, Interpol, Smashing Pumpkins
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Audio clipsSO3: "MIA"
Influences: Led Zeppelin, Rush, Peter Gabriel, Genesis, Jimi Hendrix, Weezer, Sublime, Pink Floyd, Portishead, Pinback
SO3 is a power trio that fuses old-school rock with latter-day grunge and reggae. According to Serge Belongie, some gigs can get pretty strange.
"Our shows at the Leucadian in San Diego were always a fun time. One night in particular, a large, tattooed, and inspiringly inebriated gentleman wasn't quite ready for the music to stop. He came to the band with tears running down his cheeks and told us that his brother had just passed away. He needed one more song. We couldn't turn down such a request and played on! The man began to dance like no one was watching. To add to the drama, he began undressing himself, down to nothing. I'm not one to judge, if the music inspires so be it. To top it off, he came by and gave me a sweaty naked hug as a thank you."
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