Lost Monarchs, Social Spit, The Sleepwalkers, Sacha Boutros Trio, Bill Walton and Electric Waste Band
Jay Allen Sanford 11 a.m., Nov. 14
RIYL: Short Stories, Cyanide Vogue, Kid Rock, Pearl Jam
Inception: San Diego, 2015
Influences: Rolling Stones, Aerosmith, Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Nirvana, Sound Garden, The Beatles, Allman Brothers, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Albert King, Buddy Guy, Muddy Waters, Howlin Wolf
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. Both tracks appeared on a 4 song EP titled 1868, recorded at Audio Design and mixed and mastered at Signature Sound."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."
In 2017, the band began rehearsing in a Vista recording studio built by jazz musician Allan Holdsworth. As for gigs, they tend to turn 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."