The former members of No Knife (who split in 2003) are turning up all over.
Bassist Brian Desjean's new band, Get Your Death On!, played their first gig on February 19 at the Ken Club; the next night at the Ché Café. They appear tonight at the all-age Bean Bar on Hancock Street.
Guitarist Ryan Ferguson is a lifelong San Diegan whose high school band, Building 14, was named after the county morgue in Kearny Mesa. His 2005 debut solo EP, Three, Four, won a local-music award for "Best Pop Record." His website (www.fergusong.com) recently included a downloadable clip of No Knife's unreleased video for "The Red Bedroom," filmed two months before the band broke up. Ryan Ferguson appears at the Casbah tomorrow, Friday, March 24.
Drummer Chris Prescott recently joined Pinback and will record on the band's follow-up to 2004's Summer in Abaddon, which has sold around 69,000 U.S. copies, according to SoundScan. Pinback begins a month-long North American tour on April 20 in Santa Barbara. For the West Coast dates, Prescott will play in both Pinback and his band, the Jade Shader. The Jade Shader appears at the Casbah on April 4.
Guitarist Mitch Wilson's new band, the Focus Group, released its debut EP March 1 on Stewardess Records. The band, which includes a few former Spanakorzo members, began a U.K. tour on March 18.