Lost Monarchs, Social Spit, The Sleepwalkers, Sacha Boutros Trio, Bill Walton and Electric Waste Band
Jay Allen Sanford 11 a.m., Nov. 14
RIYL: Manchester Orchestra, Thrice, Coldplay, Foo Fighters, Relient K
Influences: Thrice, Manchester Orchestra, Relient K, Jackson Browne, Amos Lee, Coldplay
The Aura & Ovation combines singer/songwriter, punk, metal, and rock backgrounds. Lead singer and guitarist Mike Strong integrates his poetry and punk rock background into the writing of songs, bassist Paul Philips brings the experience of a touring musician, drummer Chris Thiel is a two-time San Diego Guitar Center Drum-Off champion, and guitarist Jesse Richardson also contributes to many live and recorded arrangements.
Based in Pacific Beach, their Acoustic EP was released in 2014.