Ocean Beach pop singer, author, coach, and mother of four performs at Stronghold martial arts school
Jay Allen Sanford 11 a.m., June 20
RIYL: Astra, Old Man Wizard, Get Back Loretta, High Mountain Tempel
Inception: San Diego, 2008
Ex-Band Members: Drew Pelisek, Bass guitar
Influences: Fall Of Troy, Rush, Circa Survive, Hiromi Uehara, King Crimson, Return to Forever, Gong, Hawkwind
Chon is a prog/fusion/experimental math rock band, heavy on the complicated guitar parts, originally featuring Mario Camarena (guitar), Nathan Camarena (drums), Erick Hansel (guitar), and Drew Pelisek (bass). They honed their sound on two EPs, Newborn Sun and Woohoo!
They released their debut album Grow (Sumerian Records) in 2015, preceded by the single "Can't Wait" and supported by a tour with Circa Survive. The group has also toured with bands like Animals as Leaders, Coheed and Cambria, and After the Burial.
Their 2017 album Homey was influenced by electronic music, featuring multiple guest producers and an increases reliance on syths and electronic effects. It peaked at number 66 on the U.S. Billboard chart.
A 2019 Coachella performance included guests Kenny G, Cuco and Masego. Their third album was self-titled and released in June 2019, featuring new bassist Esiah Camarena and preceded by singles for "Peace" and "Petal," as well as a music video for "Pitch Dark." The record was supported with planned festival appearances at Shaky Knees and Electric Forest, along with a U.S. tour backed by DOMi and JD Beck.