Andrew Hamlin 3:10 p.m., June 19
Sound description: Grimy, close-the-garage-door rock and roll.
RIYL: Queens Of The Stone Age, Hanoi Rocks, Refused, Snot, Misfits, Dead Boys, Foo Fighters, Sex Pistols, The Kinks, Nirvana, Social Distortion, The Zombies, Mudhoney, The Bronx, KISS, Pixies, NOFX, Failure
Inception: San Diego, 2010
Ex-Band Members: Jimmy Ray, Guitar (acoustic), Guitar (electric)
Influences: The Rolling Stones, the Stooges, MC5, the Who, the Ramones, Queens of the Stone Age, Motorhead, AC/DC, the Clash, Rise Against
Formed in winter 2010 by Mower (and Slower) singer Brian Sheerin, Audio Addiction has also included bassist Kevin Stram (Buckfast Superbee, the Makeup Sex), guitarist Johnny Crittenden (Stained Glass Saints, Liquid Image), guitarist Jimmy Ray (Crushed On You), and drummer Keith McBean. Ray had left the band by the time they opened for punk legends T.S.O.L. at Casbah.
In early 2012, a new song “The Way to Hell” was made available as a free download for a limited time on the band’s website, after which the band was basically inactive for several years. After a five year hiatus, they played a reunion gig at 710 Beach Club in PB on February 10, 2018.