Ken Leighton 1 p.m., April 26
Sound description: Like a musical massage, with driven rhythm guitars, deep resonating bass lines, spot-on drumming, enthralling leads on guitar, oscillating keyboards, and sweet sax in the right places, right through to the happy ending.
Inception: San Diego, 2010
Influences: XTC, Animal Collective, Pulp, Super Furry Animals, the Beta Band, Mogwai, Roxy Music, Kraftwerk, Stone Roses, Spiritualized, AIR, Mazzy Star, Chemical Brothers, Belle and Sebastian, the Cure, Pixies, Oasis, St. Vincent, Talking Heads, Primal Scream, Stereolab, the Warlocks, Joy Division.
Based in City Heights and North Park, psych-rock-pop band Sundrop Electric is influenced by 1960s
soul, psychedelic of 1970s U.S. and British rock, pulsing 1980s synth waves, British pop’s re-invasion in the Nineties, and the endless exploration of this 21st century’s digital realm.
- Sundrop Electric