Ken Leighton 6 p.m., Oct. 18
RIYL: Short Stories, Cyanide Vogue, Kid Rock, Pearl Jam
Inception: San Diego, 2015
Fronted by Dan Anderson (Short Stories) and based near SDSU, Black Levee formed April 2015. A southern California band with deep southern roots, other members include Chris Stead and Nate Alan (both from Cyanide Vogue), TJ Myers, and Mike Marabeas.
Their single "1868" b/w "Flip the Switch" was released via Naav Productions in August 2016. "The title track '1868' has a very southern Kid Rock meets Pearl Jam vibe," says guitarist Nate Alan, "while 'Flip the Switch' has a bluesy rock vibe."
The group turns up at unconventional venues. "We perform at the Black Levee house in SDSU nearly every week. The place is a playground, and we have no need to move the gear and ask our friends to come to the gig. It's pretty awesome, having a built in diverse audience."