Ken Leighton 6 p.m., Oct. 18
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
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 also includes 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.
After years of touring, recording and surviving the rock & roll lifestyle and its cast of shady characters, the only thing this band takes seriously is the music.
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.