Brian Carver

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DJ Skizz, Dirtbag Surfers, and Scatter Brain the Acid Atheist

Artist: DJ SkizzSong: “Wut Iz” Heard by: John Garcia, Chula VistaI thought it was well done. It was mixed really well. It had good beats and good rhythms. It was pretty classic stuff — ’90s ...

The Kneehighs, Thrillrazr, and Hershel Abram

Artist: The KneehighsSong: “Eyes Wide Open” Heard by: Angel Martinez, Southeast San DiegoIt was a pretty smooth track. It had a nice beat. I haven’t heard that type of music before. It’s kind of like ...

Double Standard, AJIZZAREALISM, and Greg Gibson

Artist: Double StandardSong: “Rock and Roll Is Evil” Heard by: Matt Ward, Normal HeightsIt had a late-’70s kind of rock sound. I kept thinking of a lot of bands like Diamond Head, Motörhead — the ...

Roosevelt, Noise Gate, and Scatter Brain and Acid Atheist

Artist: RooseveltSong: “Miracles and City Lights” (from sdreader.com/mp3)Heard by: Matt Silengo, North ParkI thought it had a really good sound to it. I couldn’t really make out the lyrics to know exactly what was being ...

Lead Burns Red, Pedalay the Boss, and Jackpot Junkies

Artist: Lead Burns RedSong: “Nomad” (from sandiegoreader.com/mp3)Heard by: Julian Yanez, Ocean BeachIt starts off strong, starts out hard. I liked the intensity. It kind of slows down with the breakdown, but overall, it’s a good ...

Misc. Ailments, Otro Mundo, and Napoleon Complex

Artist: Misc. AilmentsSong: “Brand New Day” (from sandiegoreader.com/mp3)Heard by: Ryan Aragon, Phoenix, AZIt was definitely something different. To me, it had a Latin beat mixed with alternative music. It almost had an Incubus feel to ...

The Touchies, the Odd Get Even, and Lil' Pizzas

Artist: The TouchiesSong: “Ur Friendz Suck”Heard by: Jimmy Wigdahl, San DiegoIt’s your average punk song. It has three chords. It’s something that you listen to that’s fast and makes you want to run around in ...

A Shift to the Left, Hocus, Self-Made Men

Artist: A Shift to the LeftSong: “Like a Fox” Heard by: Don White, University CityEarly in life, jazz was described to me as “play a wrong note and it’s a wrong note; play the wrong ...

Conceptus, Monkeys in Space, City Limits

Artist: ConceptusSong: “Which Way” (from myspace.com/conceptus)Heard by: Lorenzo Ochoa, North ParkIt reminded me of the Mamas and the Papas. It seems influenced or inspired by them. It has a soft melody to it. The guitar ...

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